Alumni Stories

Alumni Stories


Spotlight: Rhiannon Sorrell ’14

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Spotlight: Rhiannon Sorrell ’14

Rhiannon Sorrell is a 2014 graduate of URI, earning both her MLIS and her MA in English. She recently accepted a position at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.   Rhiannon, congratulations on your position at Diné College! Your title is Instruction and Digital Services Librarian. Could you tell us a little bit about what your […]

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant for accepting the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media

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Congratulations to Jennifer Grant for accepting the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media

Jennifer Grant, a recent 2015 graduate, was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award in School Library Media for KDP as presented by Interim Dean, Dr. Cheryl A. McCarthy, University Libraries, at the Kappa Delta Pi Initiation Award Ceremony on April 13, 2015.   Jennifer Grant received a BA and MA in Anthropology. She has worked in […]

Spotlight: Michael Pelikan ’00

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Spotlight: Michael Pelikan ’00

Michael Pelikan is a 2000 graduate of GSLIS and won the 2015 Alumni of the Year Award.   First of all, congratulations on winning Alumni of the Year! Can you tell me a little bit about what it was like to find out that you had won? Were you surprised? Very surprised! My career has […]

Congratulations! Shirley Cherry, a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in 1976, will receive an honorary degree from URI this year!

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Congratulations! Shirley Cherry, a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in 1976, will receive an honorary degree from URI this year!

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500 University to present honorary degrees to five distinguished individuals KINGSTON, R. I. — April 8, 2015 — Cranston, R.I., Shirley Cherry Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa Shirley Cherry is a former teacher/librarian and retired tour director of the museum at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home at the Dexter […]

Spotlight: Kate Brierley ’09

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Spotlight: Kate Brierley ’09

Kate Brierley (maiden name of Miosky) is a 2009 graduate of GSLIS and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She is the Community Manager for a therapeutic skincare company and her success in the Web Marketing Department has been hugely influenced by her MLIS degree.   Kate, you currently work as a Community Manager for […]

Spotlight: David Kelsey ’12

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Spotlight: David Kelsey ’12

David Kelsey is a 2012 graduate of GSLIS. He is currently the Outreach Services Manager at the St. Charles Public Library in St. Charles, IL. His library serves a population of 54,000, making it the 8th busiest library in Illinois.    David, you’re the Outreach Services Manager at the St. Charles Public Library. What role […]

URI Alumni Accept Awards for their Public Libraries

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URI Alumni Accept Awards for their Public Libraries

The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies hosted their 2015 Annual Gathering on the evening of Friday March 6th, 2015. At the gathering, which took place at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island, two libraries were recognized for their contributions to public library service: the Cranston Public Library and the Providence Community Library. […]

GSLIS alumna works with the Library of Congress

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GSLIS alumna works with the Library of Congress

For GSLIS alumna Ashley Prior, earning an opportunity to work for the Library of Congress was merely the beginning of her career. The opportunity would fulfill the GSLIS requirement to participate in a Professional Field Experience (PFE) prior to graduation, but it would also change the trajectory of her career goals and prepare her for […]