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

Kathleen Bethel
African American Studies Librarian
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, Illinois
Class of 1977: Academic library representative

Bridget Bulger
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

Barry Love
Aptasik Junior High School
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Class of 2001: School library representative

Jamie MacDonald
Reference Librarian for the Social Sciences
Cudahy Library, Loyola University Chicago
Class of 2008: Academic representative

Roberto Sarmiento
Director, Transportation Library
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois 
Class of 1984: Special library representative

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

Debra Turner
LMC Director
Metea Valley High School
Aurora, Illinois
Class of 2001: School library representative

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

Mary Anne Zmaczynski
Public Services Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2008: Academic library representative

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

Revised: September 2013