The SLIS Alumni Association hosted a picnic with the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) on the grounds of the new LIS location at the Columbus School of Law on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Alumni had a chance to tour the new LIS facilities, meet the new class of students who will attend the LIS program in the autumn, and relax and network with the LIS community.
Dayne Mauney (MSLIS 2013), a research librarian at the Consumer Electronics Association, co-authored an article on archival description and digital object metadata with Jane Zhang, assistant professor at the CUA Department of Library and Information Science. The article is called “When Archival Description Meets Digital Object Metadata: A Typological Study of Digital Archival Representation,” and appears in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of The American Archivist.
Jamilia Felton (MSLS 2011) was promoted from Children’s Library to Teen Programs and Partnerships Coordinator for the DC Public Library in June 2013.
Carmen Boston (MSLS 2009) is now the Children’s Programs and Partnerships Coordinator for the DC Public Library (DCPL). Carmen worked as a Children’s Librarian at DCPL since 2010, and did her graduate practicum at the Martin Luther King Library in 2009. She is also an ALA Spectrum Scholar.
Scott Boren (MSLS 1998) passed away on June 17, 2013. Scott was a jazz musician in addition to being a librarian, and a memorial service was held for him on June 23 at the Electric Maid in Takoma Park, a venue where he had liked to perform. More information about him can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=165441814
Kathy Kelly (MSLS 1994) is donating copies of Kee Malesky’s books (signed by the author) to the CUA John K. Mullen on Denver Library. More information about Kee and her books is available at: http://keemalesky.com
Kee Malesky (MSLS 1986), a reference librarian at NPR, and Bruce Rosenstein (MSLS 1987), Managing Editor of “Leader to Leader” and a lecturer at the CUA Department of Library and Information Science, spoke at a “Librarians as Authors” event hosted by the DC chapter of the Special Libraries Association on August 12, 2013, at Teaism in Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. The event also served as a book drive for U.S. Tribal libraries. Kee’s books include All Facts Considered (2010) and Learn Something New Every Day (2012). Bruce’s books include Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009), and Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way (McGraw-Hill, November 2013).