June 2013 LIS Alumni News

Christopher Corrigan (MSLS 2012), Digital Reference Librarian with the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), and until recently Adaptive Technology Instructor at DC Public Library, won the Elizabeth W. Stone Outstanding Leader Award for “his work supporting the programming and presence of DCLA”. He has organized programs for DCLA and ALA, is working to redesign the DCLA website, and works with classes at Catholic University. He is a recent graduate of Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science (CUA SLIS), and is Vice President/President-Elect of the CUA SLIS Alumni Board. Chris is also incoming Director for Special Populations with ALA’s Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Megan Gorski Albritton (MSLS 2008) has a new position as the Middle School Librarian at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Monica Fulvio (MSLS 2005) gave a talk, “From Print-First to Digital-Centric B2B Media with Automatic Categorization,” at Text Analytics World in San Francisco in April 2013. Also in April, she began a job as Senior Taxonomist at National Geographic.

Beverly W. Lammay (MSLS 2002) was recently elected to a second two-year term as president of the Henrico Education Foundation that raises money to support Henrico County Public Schools in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Angela Bellardini (MSLS 2002) passed away on May 18, 2013, at Washington Community Hospice. Most recently she had worked as a management and program analyst for the FBI. An obituary is available at: http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?pid=164913171#fbLoggedOut

Peggy Sullivan (MSLS 1953) sent in this news: This year marked 60 years since I had attended my first American Library Association conference — Los Angeles in 1953. I wrote a short piece about it that appeared in ALSC MATTERS! for June, 2013. In 1953, I was an assistant children’s librarian in Kansas City, Missouri, and was attracted to the ALA conference since there was also a preconference on children’s library services in Pasadena, where I visited the Huntington Library for the first time. The Newbery/Caldecott dinner was a must, even at the $7.50 price (compared with $100.00 for some guests in 2013). One evening was set aside for square dancing, although people had the option of attending a concert by a local musical group. I chose square dancing. On an afternoon designated for tours, the one I chose was to a film studio. And I took advantage of the placement opportunities to apply for and get a new position as children’s librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. I felt as though I was on my way!

Christian Minter (MSLS May 2013) who is a recipient of the National Library of Medicine 2013-2014 Associate Fellowship. Christian will join NLM in the fall of 2013. More information about the NLM Associate Fellowship program is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html.
Brief bio of Ms. Minter: Ms. Minter was a recipient of the American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship and the Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholarship. She served as the Vice President of the CUA Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. While completing her degree, Ms. Minter was employed as a library associate for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System where she provided reference and instruction services. During her program, she also completed a practicum at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and volunteered as an intern at the National Resource Center on ADHD in Landover, MD. Ms. Minter received her BA in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD.



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