Anna Holland in front of shelves containing archival boxes

SLIS Alumni Profile: Anna Holland

Thursday, September 9, 2021
SLIS alum Anna Holland didn’t have to go far to find a satisfying library career. As a processing archivist for the Iowa Women’s Archives, she spends her workdays down the hall from SLIS classrooms and offices. Her current position follows a three-year graduate assistantship at IWA, which she held while in the joint MA and book arts certificate program provided by SLIS and the UI Center for the...
Victoria Fernandez

Victoria Fernandez: Persevering Through the Pandemic

Monday, February 15, 2021
Victoria started as the Teen Services Librarian at the Iowa City Public Library in 2020. Starting during a pandemic meant planning virtual events for an audience she had never met before, but Victoria was excited for the challenge.
Katherine Walden

How Katherine Walden Mixes American Studies with Library Sciences

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Katherine's degrees in American Studies and Library and Information Science give her a unique background in liberal arts and computing. This combination is perfect for her current position as Assistant Teaching Professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Alecs Mickunas

Recent Grad Alecs Mickunas Begins Career in Youth Librarianship

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Alecs is the Youth Services Librarian at Fairfield Public Library. He is currently working on adapting traditional library programming into virtual events.
Emily Van Weerdhuizen

Emily Van Weerdhuizen Conducts Community-Responsive Programming

Monday, September 7, 2020
Emily is the Youth Services Librarian for the Sioux Center Public Library. Her ability to adapt to change was useful when COVID-19 hit and she had to quickly transform the Youth Services programming into virtual events.
Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart Demonstrates Range and Capacity of Contemporary Librarians

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Kate has worked at the Library of Congress, where she discovered the story of librarian Ruth Rappaport. In 2019 her biography about Ruth was published. Kate is currently working on another writing project, again inspired by her work at the Library of Congress.
Leroy Bradway

Leroy Bradway Shares Info on 1677 Czech Bible

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Leroy is the Cataloging Librarian at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. He works with items such as the St. Wenceslaus Bible, a 1677 Czech translation.
Laura Riskedahl

Laura Riskedahl Makes Space for Innovation

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Laura is the Media Technologies Librarian at Coe College. In her 11 years at the college she's assisted in transitioning the library to a Learning Commons model and added a maker studio to the Media Technologies Department.
Karina Cutler-Lake

Karina Cutler-Lake Discusses SLIS as Foundation for Career as Art Professor

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Karina's experiences at SLIS led her to get an MFA in Art as well as an MA in Library Science. She currently teaches Graphic Design at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Art Department and is glad SLIS helped lead her to where she is today.
Amanda Bellis

Assistant Director Amanda Bellis Builds Book Clubs, Community Connections, and Graphic Novel Collection at Nevada Public Library

Thursday, December 5, 2019
As Assistant Director Amanda has helped increase the number of book clubs, including starting a graphic novel one. Amanda is also restructuring the library's adult graphic novel and comics collection and has formed a partnership with the local comic shop.