Diane Carothers (MS '75) passed away on March 1, 2021. She retired in 1995 as head librarian of the University of Illinois Communications Library.
Jarrett Dapier (MS '15) is the author of a new children's book, Jazz for Lunch, which was recently published by Simon & Schuster.
Nancy Falciani-White (MS '07) is the author of Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries, which was recently published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).
Kelly (Kloster) Fisher (MS '03) has been promoted to full professor rank at Eureka College, where she has served as a librarian since 2004. Originally hired as the public services librarian, she now serves as the public & access services librarian and the campus learning management system administrator.
Kathy Durley Freiheit (MS '80), former director of library services for the City of Rowlett, Texas, is now (blissfully) retired. Her post-graduate career path included library administrative services and building projects in public, academic, school, and special libraries in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Texas. She adds, "Reading, relaxing, and soaking up the sun has never been better!"
Matthew Harrington (MS '09) passed away on March 17, 2021.
Kathryn Harris (MS '71) was awarded the 2020 State Journal-Register First Citizen Award.
In February, Allison Kilberg (MS '20) started a new position as the archivist and genealogy librarian at the Floyd County Library and Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana.
Teresa Helena Moreno (MS '19) was featured in the March 2021 issue of Information Today for her research focusing on problems in coding, classifying, and organizing information related to diasporic groups.
Thomas Padilla (MS '14) has been named director of information systems and technology strategy at the Center for Research Libraries.
Mary Z. Rose (MS '01) was recently appointed as the archival library research manager at the Madison County Archival Library in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Ruth Slagle (MS '17) started her position as instruction librarian at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee, in March 2020. She recently published the article, "Remembering who is important: keeping the right focus in a national emergency," in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.
Kim Tipton (MS '18) and Cherie Watson (MS '14) coauthored the article, "Starting a Professional Reflection Practice," in the March 2021 issue of the ILA Reporter.
Anna Trammell (MS '15) joined the Tacoma Public Library as the Northwest Room local history librarian. In this role, she will manage the library's archives and special collections.
Bryan Voell (MS '07) recently started his eighth year as the local arts librarian with Johnson County (KS) Library.