Information & Library Science
If you've ever received a scanned article in your University of Michigan email, you can thank Anne Beaubien (AMLS '70) for leading development of the document delivery program at the University of Michigan Library.
Diane Hummel (MILS '92) spent decades applying UMSI skills at Spectrum Health to create a central library collection that would benefit both nurses and patients.
Her advice for students looking for information service jobs: "Just keep at it! Don’t get discouraged, and look in unique places."
John Garrison (MSI '11) says his University of Michigan Library internship was when he “felt the most excitement and sense of possibility.”
Now a professor and librarian at Westminster College, he says “internships are a vital part of getting a job after graduation.”
Julie Darling (MSI '05) is inspiring the next generation of innovators by bringing her makerspace expertise to A2 STEAM School.
Learn how Julie's UMSI training taught her strategies at the "heart" of being an effective media specialist.
“Always do the thing. Whatever your 'thing' is — do it. Don’t hesitate.”
Loretta Parham (AMLS ’77) has applied her expertise in library administration around the nation, serving Chicago Public Library, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Her key to success? Flexibility.
Lou Helen Devine Sanders (AMLS '74) graduated with a master’s in library science from UMSI after growing up in a segregated town where she could not use public libraries.
“I wanted to be able to share my love of learning with others and help connect them to information and resources,” Sanders says.
“I loved library work because it has allowed me to develop ongoing things that will hopefully continue forever,” says Paul Trescott Jackson (AMLS '65).
He's helped establish information systems for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Motown Records.
Suzanne Wones (MSI '00) is bringing discovery and access to researchers at Harvard Library.
Derek Cooper (MSI '07) is helping health technology clients leverage new imaging data.
Lisa McLaughlin (MSI '08) is the CEO and co-founder of Workit Health, a digital addiction care clinic reaching 34 million people.