May Alumni News

Elizabeth Lieutenant (MSLIS 2016) was awarded a REMS Graduate Research Fellowship through the University of Michigan, School of Information (UMSI). She will be working under the mentorship of Associate Professor Soo Young Rieh on her research project Searching as Learning for Critical and Creative Thinking. Elizabeth looks forward to spending her summer working as a UMSI REMS Fellow, contributing to the American Library Association’s Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation, and continuing her research with Bill Kules on LIS student engagement in systematic program planning.

Jessica (Jasmine) Chmiel (MSLIS 2016) was named the Outstanding Graduate by the CUA Department of Library and Information Science (LIS).  The complete list of SLIS / LIS Outstanding Graduates may be viewed here:

Rebecca Katz (MSLIS 2015) has been the Public Records Administrator for the District of Columbia since September 2015.  In this position she oversees the District of Columbia Archives and the records management programs of the D.C. government.  This is her fourth position in the D.C. government, where she has been working for the last nine and a half years.

Katherine Perdue (MSLIS 2013) published an article, “Bringing our Internet Archive collection back home: A case study from the University of Mary Washington,” in the code{4}lib Journal: Perdue has been the Assistant Systems Librarian at University of Mary Washington since 2013.

Chris Corrigan (MSLIS 2012) is the recipient of the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award from the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).  The award is presented to an ASCLA personal member for outstanding service and leadership to the division.

Jonathan M. Smith (MSLS, 2007) began a new position in March as Director for Library Technology at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. He was previously Head of Library Information Technology at California State University, San Bernardino, prior to which he worked for seven years at the Catholic University of America Libraries and also served as Lecturer in the CUA School of Library and Information Science.  He also had a busy spring presenting at four conferences and a webinar on topics related to technology and innovation with makerspaces in libraries. He spoke at Electronic Resources & Libraries (Austin, TX), Library Technology Conference (St. Paul, MN), Computers in Libraries (Washington, D.C.), Bridging the Spectrum (Washington, D.C.) and NCompass Live.

Robert Cagna (MSLS 2004) was honored as a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.  He currently is the library director at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division.


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