News Category: alumni

Endowed Professorship in Librarianship at the iSchool established by Virginia & Charles Bowden

June 12, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce the establishment of the Virginia & Charles Bowden Endowed Professorship in Librarianship, thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from iSchool alumna, Virginia Massey Bowden, and her husband, Charles L. Bowden. The Bowden’s endowment is the largest non-estate gift the School of Information has ever received.

UT Austin iSchool Alumna Appointed Director of Communications

Jan. 23, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information welcomes back one of its own graduates, Keisha Laneé Brown, as the school’s first Director of Communications. In this new role, Brown will lead the implementation of the iSchool’s strategic marketing and communication efforts.

Art Exhibit Adds Representation and Visibility for Underrepresented Identities

June 30, 2019

Last weekend, an East Austin warehouse featured the “Fully Free: Identity Expression” Art Exhibit, an exhibit highlighting people’s experiences with identity expression.  

Spearheaded by Fully Free Art Collective, the exhibit brought visibility to an array of social identities, adding more diverse representation to the mainstream image of identity, and highlighting the many aspects of society that do not allow people of specific social identities to present as their full selves.

Texas iSchool Appoints New Director of Development and Alumni Relations

June 18, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that Shannon Hickson will be joining the iSchool as Director of Development and Alumni Relations beginning July 8, 2019.

Hickson comes to us from the McCombs School of Business where for the past three years she has served as Director of Employer Relations & Recruitment Services for BBA Career Services. 

Off the Beaten Path: Career Advice from a Prospect Research Consultant

March 31, 2019

If you’re about to graduate from the Texas School of Information, or are on the job market, then you’re probably thinking about the direction of your career path. Should you aim for a more traditional career that iSchool graduates tend to seek, or should you venture beyond the perimeters of the traditional career path? 

Student Lounge Dedicated To Martha Pattillo Siv

Jan. 9, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador Sichan Siv appeared at the Texas iSchool on Dec. 1 to mark the dedication of a newly updated student lounge named for his late wife, Martha Pattillo Siv.

Mrs. Siv, who passed away on Dec. 14, 2016, was an alumna, friend and Advisory Council member of the School of Information. Funded by a gift from Ambassador Siv, the Martha Lee Pattillo Siv Doctoral Student Lounge provides space for PhD students to study, read, and engage with their peers.

Law Library Association Honors the Late Karl Gruben

July 17, 2017

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has awarded the late Karl T. Gruben with its highest honor.

Mr. Gruben, a School of Information alumnus, passed away in November 2016. This summer, he was one of four recipients of the 2017 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding, extended and sustained service to law librarianship, the association or for contributions to professional literature.

By winning the award, Mr. Gruben was automatically inducted into the AALL’s Hall of Fame.

Alumna's new book provides 'message of inclusion'

May 22, 2017

Kelly Jensen is a blogger, editor and former teen librarian. A 2009 graduate of the School of Information, she is also the author of an acclaimed new book.

Here We Are: 44 Voices Write, Draw, and Speak About Feminism for the Real World pairs Kelly's background as an information professional with her commitment to helping teens understand what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century.