Alumni Council

The SOIS Alumni Council supports the goals of the School of Information Studies to provide professional preparation for students entering the library and information science field. Its members represent all aspects of the profession and perform the functions of developing and supporting student career and networking opportunities enhancing communication among and to alumni and the library community, and strengthening social programs and benefits for alumni. This active relationship with alumni enables SOIS to create strong links with practicing library and information professionals.

Ongoing activities organized by the Alumni Council include the annual Career Day, a significant professional development opportunity for current students, recent graduates and LIS professionals considering new career options and a variety of receptions and networking events held in conjunction with regional and national professional conferences.

Katie Alexander
John Hersey High School
Willow Springs, Illinois
Class of 2012: School library representative

Monica Dombrowski
Gail Borden Public Library District
Class of 2008: Public library representative

Mina Duarte
Garfield Ridge Branch, Chicago Public Library
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2005 (MLIS), 2013 (PhD): Public library representative

Valeria Hunter
Hunter Knowledge and Insights
Indian Head Park, Illinois
Class of 2014: Information management representative

Mick Jacobsen
Skokie Public Library
Skokie, Illinois
Class of 2001: Public library representative

Kate Marek
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
Class of 1980: Ex-officio

Ariel Orlov
Adler University
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2012: Academic library representative

Allison Schein
Experimental Sound Studio
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2012: Special library representative

Scott Thomson
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2007: Academic library representative

Leah White
Head of Popular Materials
Ela Area Public Library
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Class of 2008: Public library representative

Reina Williams
City Colleges of Chicago--Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL
Class of 2010: Academic library representative

Tyler Works
Northlake Public Library District
Northlake, Illinois
Class of 2010: Public library representative