Category Archives: Alumni News

In Memoriam: Alumnus James King

The Department of Library and Information Science is sorry to note the passing of alumnus James King (MSLIS 2002). James served on the LIS Advisory Board and is a past recipient of the Von Dran Alumni Award. He mentored many … Continue reading

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Cristina Ramirez (MSLIS 2005) receives EGVA Unsung Hero Award

Cristina Dominguez Ramirez, Library Manager, received the 2020 Excellence in Virginia Government Unsung Hero Award. The award recognizes an individual Virginian who has provided distinguished and exceptional service as a career government employee in the commonwealth, with local or state … Continue reading

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Babak Zarin publishes article in Journal of Science Fiction

Babak Zarin (MSLIS 2019) researched sound preservation and amateur archives vis-à-vis “filk,” the subculture of science-fiction-and-fantasy-related folk music, for a paper he wrote in Dr. Jane Zhang’s LSC 677 Cultural Heritage Institutions class. That paper is an article in the November … Continue reading

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Nick Brown named Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Congratulations go out to Nicholas Brown who was just officially named the Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, a position which he will start in January. Nick was selected as a … Continue reading

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Alumna Cristina Ramirez Receives Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education

Alumna Cristina Ramirez is among the 5 recipients of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education of Beta Phi Mu members. Beta Phi Mu is the library & information science honor society, and its members are eligible to compete … Continue reading

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LIS Alumnus Babak Zarin on Imposter Syndrome panel at ALA Annual Conference

On Sunday, June 23, LIS Alumnus Babak Zarin will be among the 5 panelists at a Chair’s Program session on Imposter Syndrome, during the ALA Annual Conference. From the program: Characterized by feelings of uneasiness, anxiety, and fear of being … Continue reading

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DCLA Annual Awards Ceremony honors LIS Alumnae Emily Wagner & Maria Thurber

On Saturday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., DCLA will hold it’s annual awards celebration at Churchkey on Logan Circle. Two LIS alumnae are among the four honorees  this year: Community Service Award: Emily Wagner, American Library Association … Continue reading

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Nicholas Brown Among Library Journal’s 2019 Movers and Shakers

Nick Brown, LIS Alumnus, was named today as one of the Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers. Congratulations, Nick! Read the whole story here: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=nicholas-alexander-brown-movers-shakers-2019-innovators

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LIS Alum Christopher Stewart’s Community Outreach

LIS Alumus Christopher Stewart was the subject of a recent article in StreetSenseMedia by Zachary Headings, titled “This  local librarian is serving his community by serving up food and literature.” To read the piece about how Christopher,  a librarian at … Continue reading

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Alumni Mixer @ SAA in D.C., August 17 from 6-8 p.m.

What? Reunite with your CUA LIS classmates! Food and drink will be provided! When? Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6-8pm Where? McKinley Room at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park  RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/vepJGnnDAHgA8cAC3 Deadline to RSVP: August 10

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