Kathryn Mendenhall (MSLS ’76) recently concluded a 40-year career in librarianship that included 33 years at the Library of Congress. She found inspiration for her professional path in a book while working at UNC’s Wilson Library in the early 1970s. Click to read more.
Harvey Brenneise (MSLS ’79) recently retired from the profession as Associate Dean for Research Services, University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to that he served in a variety of professional roles at Andrews University (MI), Michigan Public Health Institute, Seattle Public Library, City University of Seattle, University of La Verne (CA), Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (CA), and Chadron State College (NE).
Susan Bridges Van Dyke (MSLS '80) completed a master’s degree in art education at Belmont University in Nashville in December. She teaches part-time, owns a jewelry company, and also works as a film and television extra.
Ted Waller (MSLS ’81) received the President's Award for outstanding service to the college from Meredith College in December. He retired recently, after serving as Head of Technical Services at Meredith since 1986. Click to read more.
Margaret Miles (MSLS ’83) successfully competed on Jeopardy in April, and gained international attention by embracing two classic librarian stereotypes during the interview portion of the show. Click to read more.
Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85) and Carla Y. Davis-Castro (MSLS ’14) will present posters at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2016 World Library and Information Congress. SILS Librarian Rebecca Vargha, who is actively involved with IFLA, will also be at the conference in Columbus, Ohio, August 13-19. Other SILS alumni, please let us know if you’ll be there and we’ll put you in touch with the group.
Lois Ireland (MSLS ’86) was profiled in the November-December 2015 issue of the Special Libraries Association’s Information Outlook. The article covers her career, including her current position as Director of Corporate Business Services for Freddie Mac, her involvement in SLA, whether she would encourage college students to consider a library career, and why she never left her job to become a seamstress or professional dancer. Click to read more.
Mae Lipscomb Rodney (Ph.D. '86) received the SILS Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the SILS fall commencement address in December. Click to read more.
Michael Frye (MSLS ’90) was appointed to the Metrolina Library Association Board in December 2015. Metrolina was founded in 1969 and works to foster awareness and cooperation among librarians and paraprofessionals in academic, public, school, and special libraries, as well as provide continuing education opportunities. Frye has been a master teacher librarian facilitator at Winston‑Salem State University since 2010.
Jennifer Manning (MSLS ’91) Senior Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, recently began a three-year term on the UNC Alumni Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (ACRED). She joins fellow SILS alumnus Gerald Holmes (MSLS '85) on the committee.
Wooseob Jeong (MSLS ’97) has been named Dean of the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University in Kansas. A faculty member and former interim dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jeong will begin his new role as professor and dean of SLIM on July 5. Click to read more.
Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) received the SILS Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony on May 8. Click to read more.
Nick Graham (MSLS ’98) has been appointed University Archivist, based in the Wilson Special Collections Library. He will provide vision and leadership for the University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS). Click to read more.