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Paul Wiener (AMLS ’78) and his wife returned to Ann Arbor last August. Paul retired after 32 years as a film and literature librarian — with many other duties and roles interspersed — at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. The entire digital revolution occurred during his tenure.

Laura Schmidt

Laura Schmidt

In the 2011 edition of UMSI’s Spheres magazine, Laura Schmidt (MSI ’05) shared news about a guide to archives recently published by the Society of American Archivists, which is intended to help patrons navigate the ropes on how to conduct research at archives. The goal was to create an understandable guide which would cover the bases for researching at all types of archives. Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research is now available on the SAA website for viewing or as a free downloadable PDF. There is also a “badge” icon with HTML code to allow archivists to embed the badge onto their own websites as a direct link to the publication. Laura works as an archivist at the Marion Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Lanell James (MSI ’07) started a new job as a market analyst with Outsell, Inc., a market research and business intelligence firm for publishers and commercial information providers. She previously worked for ProQuest as a market development manager and product manager and with Google as a library partnership survey analyst on the Google Book Search team.

Jessica DuVerneay (MSI ’08) is currently working as an information architect for The Understanding Group, a top notch IA-centric company based in Michigan and founded by UMSI Adjunct Lecturer Dan Klyn. She lives in Los Angeles and was honored to act as executive producer for the IA Institute’s World Information Architecture Day 2012 (WIAD) — an international conference hosted in 14 cities on February 11. She attended WIAD in Ann Arbor at UMSI.

Andrew Calvetti (MSI ’11) has been an e2020 teacher at Huron Valley Schools in Highland, Michigan, since September. He works with 120 students on over 20 different classes in which students take individual online classes. He provides individualized help with each class and motivation to stay on task.

Carrie Nusbaum (MSI ’11) started a position as web production specialist at Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive in Los Angeles in October.

Previously published notes:

January 2012

November 2011

December 2011

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