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SLIS alumni are working in all types of libraries and information centers all over the United States. Many of our graduates are leaders in library and information services and technology. In order to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni and the diversity of the SLIS program, we are collecting alumni information. Please help us by filling in this form. You will be able to select how this information can be used.
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Retired in Apri 2012 after 16 1/2 years as Medical Librarian at Des Moines University, Des Moines IA. Enjoying my grandkids and a more leisurely lifestyle after 38 years as a public, school, bookmobile and university librarian. Recently lost my husband so there are many life changes.
I have kids and work part-time, which I really like.
Working for Office of Visual Materials.
Although I'm not currently a practicing media specialist, I continue to maintain my license because it has been my dream job. Once my children are older, I intend on going back to the schools. I'm assisting my husband in his practice at this time and my technology and organization skills are certainly coming in handy. My daughter and I began a mother-daughter book club (junior high level) that keeps me active in young adult literature.
Solo Librarian and Directory of the C.S. O'Brien Library, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics/Carver College of Medicine.
Department Webmaster, webmaster and executive editor EyeRounds.org
Literature searcher, information chaser, library manager, newsletter writer/editor, copy editor, webmaster, and educator.
If it has to do with information search, gathering, retrieval, organization, or presentation, I probably do it.
Still a gadget freak after all these years, I still say technology is our friend (the kind of friend I'd like to strangle on a daily basis, but still a friend.)
Reference, cataloging, selection, special projects
Five years experience as academic librarian to include collection management and library management.
I'm working with the kids and teens at the North Liberty Community Library. I'm doing my best to share my nerdy ways with the world through programs and booktalks. We read lots of books, make lots of crafts, get pretty messy, and have a good time.
I am one of six librarians in the Wheaton Franciscan Health Network in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. I serve Covenant Medical Center, Sartori Hospital, and Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. My job includes research and article requests, orientation tours for new nurses, residents and doctors, and providing instruction within the library. I am a solo librarian doing a little bit of everything!
I have worked for the University of Iowa libraries since 1972, but began working at the Hardin Library Rare Book Room in 2010. What a great job and what an amazing collection I get to work with. I am responsible for the maintenance of the collection including working with University Conservation and the University technical services staff. I give several classes a month, answer reference questions, give tours, design and install exhibits, develop digital collections, etc. I am the Coordinator of the campus History of Medicine Society with responsibility for a monthly lecture series, and I coordinate the Sparks Writing Contest for medical students.
Come by and see the collection -- you will be enchanted.
I came to Northeast Iowa Community College in 1999 to serve as library director for the Calmar campus. In 2003, I accepted the position of Director of Human Resources. I earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University in 2008. In 2011, I was promoted to Executive Director of Human Resources. America's community colleges are wonderful institutions and I enjoy my affiliation with NICC. Though not currently working in a library, I am still a librarian and I love libraries and the people who staff them. Cheers!
Retired, June 2015.
I am located at North Iowa Area Community College, working with community college graduates that are transfering to the University, either in the traditional manner, or through the University's online degree programs.
I have an internship with the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom for the 2016-2017 school year.
Retired from Wartburg on May 31, 2016; Prior to being employed at Wartburg I was the high school teacher tibrarian at Hampton-Dumont Schools,1979-2000.
Worked in several positions in the Kirkwood Library betwee1978-1996. Took early retirement in 1997 and continue working part-time in the College Archives.
I am cataloging and managing a library that began as the private collection of Seed Savers Exchange founders Kent and Diane Ott Whealy. Over the past 35 years the collection has grown to about 4,000 volumes, with the recent additions of about 1,000 volumes of rare books dating back to 1586. The library serves both as a research center for staff in the preservation and commercial branches of SSE and as a place for scholarly exploration of historic agricultural methods, foodways, and vegetable-fruit-herb-flower varieties. The library also houses the institutional archive, including all Seed Savers Exchange publications and eventually all provenance records related to the heirloom seed collection held by the organization. For more info, visit the SSE website: http://www.seedsavers.org (The library link is not on the site yet; to get to the library page on Library World, go to http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin?libraryname=seed savers.
After a long career in libraries, I opened Dragonfly Books, an independent bookstore in my hometown of Decorah, Iowa. Stop in and say 'hi' when you are in the area!!
After graduating from the SLIS program I accepted a position as the Information Services and Local and Family History Librarian at the Waverly Public Library where I had interned during my final semester. I spend my time assisting with genealogical and historical research for patrons, conducting reference and readers' advisory interviews, planning adult programs, cataloging and developing the non-fiction collection, and managing the library's periodicals and databases. I feel very fortunate to be able to work in so many different areas of the library. I also serve on the planning committee for the Iowa Library Association's annual conference.
After 23 years as a librarian at Maharishi University of Management, I am now enjoying using my research skills and marketing skills to recruit students from around the world for our MS in Computer Science for Computer Professionals program. http://mscs.mum.edu
I am in my second year as Teacher Librarian/Technology Integrationist at Waukon Jr./Sr. High School. My K-12 licensure allows me to also work with the elementary grades in our district. We are a one-to-one laptop school in grades 7-12, so my duties include collaborating with teachers, providing digital education to our students, and maintaining/promoting our library.
I am currently a junior high librarian at Northwest and a PhD student in Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of Iowa.
Library Website: http://www.mpreads.org/
Technology Integration Website: https://sites.google.com/a/mphawks.org/mp-tech-integration/
I retired as Library Director for Maharishi University of Management in 2013. I am currently on Adjunct Faculty for Libary and Literature at Maharishi University of Management, doing research for a book. Maharishi University of Enlightenment is a small women's university located in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa.