Alumni News: November 2011

Liz McLean (MSLS 2011) has concluded a three month assignment as a Knowledge Management Specialist working with the Portal Development team at DAI in Bethesda, MD. Working with KM and IT specialists, Liz migrated enterprise content from the Sharepoint 2007 global knowledge intranet into the upgraded Sharepoint 2010 environment, prepared enterprise taxonomies for use in the new 2010 deployment and configured user sites according to content owners specifications.

Marianne Giltrud (MSLS 2006) has been elected to the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Knowledge Management Division Advisory Board and Committee: 2012-2013 Director, Membership and Recruitment. Marianne served as Program Manager for the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and CUA Alumni Association’s Centennial Celebration and brought to fruition this year-long university-wide celebration culminating in the October 20, 2011 Library Luminaries Panel Discussion. President Garvey was present and offered his congratulations. The online video is available here:

Marianne Giltrud also served as Program Manager and Seminar Moderator for the CUA SLIS program, “Library Science and Intelligence Analysis: Converging Educational Paths” on November 8, 2011. As a result of this discussion, CUA SLIS has received permission to hire a full-time faculty member whose focus will be Intelligence Analysis. The online video is available here:

Rick Davis (MLS 1992) accepted a position as a Records Management Specialist with RER Solutions, as part of a team working at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mary Kalfatovic (MSLS 1991) is founder/editor of the new online journal The Committee Room (, which covers all aspects of the literary world.

Lynn Scott (Scottie) Cochrane (MSLS 1980, CUA; PhD 1998 VA Tech) retired January 28, 2011 from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, as Director of Libraries. She starts a new job November 14, 2011 as Head Librarian/Project Manager for CenterScope Technologies at the Census Bureau Library in Suitland, Maryland. She is happy to be back in DC and is living in a cute row house on Capitol Hill.

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