News Category: alumni

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? 

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.

Alumna Ashwini Kamath Featured on IBMDesign's Careers Page

Nov. 23, 2015

 

iSchool alumna Ashwini Kamath, Design Researcher and UX Designer at IBM Watson Group, is currently featured on IBMDesign's careers page.

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Matthew De Waelsche was Recoginized at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner

Sept. 4, 2015

 

Matthew De Waelsche, alumni of iSchool, archivist of the San Antonio Public Library's Texana/Genealogy Room, was recognized June 17 at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner at St. Philip's College for his work with Texana's African-American funeral program collection. There are about 4,400 programs in the collection; 3,500 have been scanned and are available online through the University of North Texas online Portal to Texas History, with nearly 900 soon to be added through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jennifer Richey MSIS. PHD Wins Award

Sept. 2, 2015

 

Jennifer Richey, a UT grad with 2 degrees from the iSchool has been named Outstanding Teacher for the College of Professional Education for 2015 at TWU. She was an IMLS Fellow while a PhD student in the Youth, Community, Libraries grant. One of the goals for the grant was to educate faculty to to education future school and youth librarians. Congratulations Jennifer and thanks again to all those who worked with her while she earned her degrees here.

UT iSchool hosts ATX Women in Tech panel Feb. 27

Feb. 23, 2015

Five women, all University of Texas School of Information graduates, working in various information-related fields will discuss what technology skills have helped further their careers at the second annual ATX Women in Tech Panel Friday, February 27. The panel begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1.208 of UT School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the iSchool's Tocker Foundation Student Lounge.