February 2014 Alumni News

Angela Aranas Kent (MSLIS 2013) was designated a 2014 Rising Star by the Special Libraries Association (SLA).  The SLA Rising Star Award is presented annually to recognize new members who show exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association and profession.  It is presented to outstanding SLA members who have one to five years of professional experience as an information professional.

David Mao (MSLS 1999), Law Librarian of Congress, was the featured presenter at the CUA LIS Colloquium on February 27, 2014.  Mao, the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, spoke on “The Law Library of Congress: Acquisitions, Access, and Authority.”

Kathy Kelly (MSLS 1994), after completing her 2013 year as the Recording Secretary for the DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (DC/SLA), is now serving as the Chapter’s Volunteer Coordinator for 2014.  She has also joined the Chapter’s Web Team.

Bruce Rosenstein (MSLS 1987), Managing Editor of “Leader to Leader” and author of “Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way” (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and “Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life” (Berrett-Koehler, 2009) co-presented with Marie Kaddell of LexisNexis at DC SLA’s “Publishing Series: Writing Revolutions” event on February 27, 2014 at LexisNexis.  The speakers addressed the different paths available in publishing alternatives today.

Kee Malesky (MSLS 1986) retired at the end of 2013 after almost thirty years as a librarian at the DC headquarters of National Public Radio.  Kee is the author of All Facts Considered (Wiley 2010) and Learn Something New Every Day (Wiley 2012), and wrote an occasional column for npr.org called Kee Facts.  See: http://www.npr.org/series/135248871/kee-facts-a-few-things-you-didnt-know

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