Jarrett Dapier (MS '15) was featured in an article about school safety in the U.S., published in The Guardian on December 2.
Leah Dodd (MS '05) joined the Olin Library at Cornell University as the research services lead librarian in January 2020. She was previously the director of Willard Public Library in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Marcie Dowling (MS '07) was named director of Polk County Libraries in North Carolina.
Lisa German (MS '92) will be the next university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Minnesota, effective February 28, 2020. She has served as the dean of libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at the University of Houston Libraries since 2015.
Jim Hahn (MS '07, CAS '11) started a new job as head of metadata research for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in January 2020. His work will develop a vision for the services, technologies, and policies to enhance the discovery of collections, following international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata. He will work toward implementation of the vision, including transformation of existing library metadata into new schemas, and training of cataloging and metadata librarians in the creation and use of linked data.
Jen Jacobs (MS '16) started a new job in August as a librarian at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois (Township High School District 113).
Kevin Kelley (MS '18) has been promoted from children's librarian to afterschool program coordinator, which is a new position at the New York Public Library.
Jane Kelly (MS '18) recently left her position as web archiving assistant for the #metoo Digital Media Collection at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard, to become the records and accessioning archivist at Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives. She will be managing all transfers, whether analog or digital, from both campus partners and outside donors. She will also continue to serve as a steering committee member for the Electronic Records Section of the Society of American Archivists through 2021.
Miriam Larson (MS '11, CAS '13) has been named executive director of the Independent Media Center in Urbana.
Dallas Long (MS '02) was named dean of the Milner Library at Illinois State University on January 31.
Christopher Nixon (MS '15) started a new position as a user experience researcher at Facebook in Menlo Park, California. He credits his experience working as a research assistant with iSchool Professor Michael Twidale as key to getting this position.
John Richmond (MS '79) has retired after 18 years as head librarian at Alpha Park Library in Bartonville, Illinois.
Ruth Riley (MS '85) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Gerald J. Oppenheimer Cornerstone Award by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The award is given by the association's board of directors for a notable or important contribution that has assisted AAHSL in achieving its mission or had a significant impact on the profession of academic health sciences librarianship.
Kelly Schulz (MS '18) has accepted a job with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center as the new assistant archivist.
Janette Shaffer (MS '01) started her position as assistant state librarian for library advancement at the Vermont Department of Libraries in November 2019.
Caitlin Stamm (MS '15) recently joined the faculty of the Pius XII Memorial Library at Saint Louis University as an archivist. Prior to this, she worked as a reference librarian at the General Theological Seminary in New York City.
Cindy Tian (MS'19) accepted a position as metadata services librarian at Kresge Law Library at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.
M. Elizabeth (Van Dyke) Van Jacob (MS '88) was named library director for Ivy Tech Community College at South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana, on January 31, 2020.
Melissa Villa-Nicholas (PhD '16) will be the keynote speaker for Library Instruction West 2020 at the Universty of Washington, Seattle, on July 23.
Bei Yu (PhD '06), Katchmar-Wilhelm Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, has been selected as a Microsoft Investigator Fellow.