GSLIS Alumnae/i Lead at ILEAD USA

Several GSLIS alumnae/i participated in the ILEAD USA 2013 (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover) program in March, conducted by the Illinois State Library, which received a $470,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand ILEAD U nationwide. This year, ILEAD U becomes ILEAD USA. Twenty-eight teams, consisting of five members each, in Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Utah will attend three, in-person sessions over the course of nine months. Dominican's alumnae/i are amply represented on several of the teams, as instructors and mentors:

  • Beyond the Reference Desk: Carol Hartmann, MLIS '08 and Dominique Roman, MLIS '11
  • School Librarians Are Essential to Student Achievement: Angela L. Green, MLIS '05
  • STEM Linkers: Kathryn LaMantia, MLIS '11
  • Tangible, Hands-On Tech Habits Program: Brigitte Bell, MLIS '12 and Christopher Sloan, MLIS '10
  • The CPL 5: Joshua Farnum, MLIS '08 and Shenita Mack, MLIS '06
  • The Llama Project: Amy Killebrew, MLIS '10; Elizabeth Ludemann, MLIS '10 and Victoria Rakowski, MLIS '10
  • The Maker Space Team: Ridgeway Burns, MLIS '11 and Amber Creger, MLIS '05
  • Instructors: Mikael Lars Jacobsen, MLIS '08 and Sarah Sagmoen, MLIS '08
  • Mentors: Diana Brawley Sussman, MLIS '01