Alumni Council

The GSLIS Alumni Council supports the goals of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science to provide professional preparation for students entering the library and information science field. Its members represent all aspects of the profession and perform the functions of developing and supporting student career and networking opportunities enhancing communication among and to alumni and the library community, and strengthening social programs and benefits for alumni. This active relationship with alumni enables GSLIS to create strong links with practicing library and information professionals.

Ongoing activities organized by the Alumni Council include the Annual Career Exploration Day, a significant professional development opportunity for current students, recent graduates and LIS professionals considering new career options and a variety of receptions and networking events held in conjunction with regional and national professional conferences. The Alumni Council has also established an endowment to provide scholarships for GSLIS students.

Veronica Price, Chair
Park Ridge, Illinois
Class of 2006: School library representative

Mina Duarte
Branch Manager
Garfield Ridge Branch, Chicago Public Library
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2005 (MLIS), 2013 (PhD): Public library representative

Bridget Bulger Ginty
Librarian, Corporate Communications
Morningstar, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2007: Special library representative

Mick Jacobsen
Supervisor of Adult Computer Labs
Skokie Public Library
Skokie, Illinois
Class of 2001: Public library representative

Kara Pauley
LISSA representative

Barry Love
Library Media Director
Aptakisic Junior High School
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Class of 2001: School library representative

Kate Marek
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
Class of 1980: Ex-officio

Ariel Orlov
Distance Learning, Instruction, and Reference Librarian
Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
Class of 2012: Academic library representative

Allison Schein
Creative Audio Archive Archivist
Experimental Sound Studio
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2012: Special library representative

David J. Seleb
Executive Director
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, Illinois
Class of 1995: Public library representative

Leah White
Head of Popular Materials
Ela Area Public Library
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Class of 2008: Public library representative

Tyler Works
Northlake Public Library District
Northlake, Illinois
Class of 2010: Public library representative