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Fidelity Executive Shares Expertise with PR students

14 May 2015

Current Students/ Public Relations

Fidelity Executive Shares Expertise with PR students

Public Relations students in PRS 441 were in for a treat when the Vice President of Communications at Fidelity Investments  gave a presentation on how to create and sell a personal brand. Lori Merolla, a URI alumna, Harrington School Advisory Board member, and recipient of a 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award, recounted her personal experiences in […]

Fidelity Executive Shares Expertise with PR students

14 May 2015

Public Relations/ Undergraduate

Fidelity Executive Shares Expertise with PR students

Public Relations students in PRS 441 were in for a treat when the Vice President of Communications at Fidelity Investments  gave a presentation on how to create and sell a personal brand. Lori Merolla, a URI alumna, Harrington School Advisory Board member, and recipient of a 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award, recounted her personal experiences in […]

Spotlight: Catherine Damiani  ’15

4 May 2015

Current Students/ Graduate Student/ Library & Information Studies

Spotlight: Catherine Damiani ’15

Catherine Damiani, former Student ALA President, is graduating this May. Among her many accomplishments is her current position at the East Providence Public Library, which she began directly after finishing comprehensive exams.   Catherine, congratulations on graduating from GSLIS this May and on your new job at East Providence Public Library! You were hired as a […]

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher for accepting the Aldrich and Bergeron Awards from COLA

27 Apr 2015

Award Winners/ Current Students/ Graduate Student/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations to Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher for accepting the Aldrich and Bergeron Awards from COLA

Jennifer Grant and Kyle Litscher were presented with the Linda Aldrich School Library Media Scholarship and William Bergeron Public Library Scholarship respectively at the 2015 Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates Annual Meeting on April 7th. The scholarships are awarded annually by COLA to students nominated by the faculty of the Graduate School of Library […]

Congratulations to Kevin St. Jean for accepting the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI

22 Apr 2015

Award Winners/ Graduate Student/ Library & Information Studies

Congratulations to Kevin St. Jean for accepting the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI

Kevin St. Jean, a student in the GSLIS school library media track, accepts the Maurice Tougas Award from SLRI President, Jane Perry, during the annual conference at the Providence Marriott on April 10, 2015. The award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the School Library Media program and shows potential leadership […]

Spotlight: Michael Pelikan ’00

21 Apr 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

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!

13 Apr 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

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

9 Apr 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

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

26 Mar 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

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

19 Mar 2015

Alumni / Friend/ Award Winners/ Harrington School-Wide/ Library & Information Studies

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. […]