November Alumni News

The CUA LIS Department hosted an alumni reception on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the Library of Congress Madison Hall.  Numerous alumni mingled with students, faculty, staff and friends of LIS. Drinks and tasty hors d’oeuvres were served. Dr. John Convey and Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Co-chairs of LIS, and Chris Corrigan (MSLIS 2012), Immediate Past President of the LIS Alumni Board, welcomed the attendees and announced other upcoming alumni events.  David Mao, Acting Librarian of Congress, also welcomed the attendees.

Dr. Todd Harvey (MSLS 2006) is curator of the Alan Lomax collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. The Library recently launched 350,000 pages of the Lomax papers online at:

Heather Rories (MSLS 2003) worked for 10+ years in in DC law firms.  Currently she is a research librarian with Cadence Group at the U.S. Dept. of Justice. In the beautiful, historic Robert F. Kennedy Bldg.

David S. Mao (MSLS 1999) was appointed Acting Librarian at the Library of Congress on October 1, 2015, upon the retirement of James Billington. For further information on his career, see:

Bruce Rosenstein (MSLS 1987), Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, and author of 2 books on Peter Drucker, is the winner of the Association of Independent Information Professionals 2016 Roger Summit Award.  He will deliver the annual Roger Summit Lecture at the AIIP annual conference, to be held April 7-10, 2016, in Pittsburgh.  Please see:

Ronda Wasserman Fisch (MSLS 1986) has joined Jones Day as Director of Firm Library Services. Ronda is located in the firm’s Pittsburgh location. Prior to this position, Ronda was the Director of Research and Library Systems at Reed Smith, also located in Pittsburgh. Ronda received her B.A. in American Studies from The George Washington University and her M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America.

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