Class notes

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Lisa McLaughlin (MSI ’08) has been promoted to director of open knowledge networks at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Education (ISKME) in the San Francisco Bay area. Previously, she was the OER commons manager at ISKME.

Steven Dibelius (MSI ’11) is associate engineer, information governance practice, at MicroLink LLC in Washington, D.C., where he provides consulting services for Autonomy products.

Mallory Hood (MSI ’11) is an electronic content analyst at ProQuest in Ann Arbor. She is responsible for obtaining, analyzing, and moving to production text-based and binary electronic content destined for ProQuest products. Her position helps to bridge communication among programmers and product managers, and to fill a gap across disciplinary and geographical distances.

Becky Chu (MSI ’11) is a usability analyst at Bloomberg in New York City. She has held this position since November 2011. Becky is passionate about interacting with users and improving their experiences.

Ari Parnes (MSI ’11) is an interaction designer II at Blackbaud in Cambridge, MA. He began this position in August, 2011.

Jane Leibrock (MSI ’11) began a position as user experience researcher at Facebook in June, 2011. This is her first job since graduating from SI.

Previously published notes:

November 2011

December 2011

1 thought on “Class notes”

  1. paul wiener said:

    Is there life after UMSI? Is there life after librarianship? Greetings to to fellow and future grads: I’m a grad from 1978. My wife and I retired back to Ann Arbor last August after my 32 years as film and literature librarian – with many other duties and roles interspersed – at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. The entire digital revolution occurred during my tenure. I have a lot to say about my years there, and about the work and the profession in general, if I could find the right venue.

    (if I mentioned this before, or you published it, please ignore.)

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