Our alumni are our greatest success stories, they are our ambassadors to the world and they work in fields as diverse as libraries, hospitals, online marketplaces, global technology and communication organizations, museums, universities – anywhere there's an information need. To keep up to date with the most current alumni news and events, be sure to join our Kent State iSchool Alumni Network on Facebook or connect with other alumni on LinkedIn.

The iSchool Alumni Network

The work of supporting and connecting iSchool alumni will continue in 2020 under new leadership and with two new board members.

New board member Jessica Fijalkovich graduated from Kent State University's MLIS program in August 2017 with specializations in Museum Studies and Special Collections Librarianship. She currently works at the Akron Art Museum as the Library, Archives, and Experience Program Manager. Fellow new board member JoAnna Schofield graduated from Kent in 2012. During her career, she has worked at Akron-Summit County Public Library, The Cuyahoga County Public Library, and now works as Branch Manager of the Dehoff Memorial Branch of the Stark County District Library. She is very involved with the American Library Association, Association for Library Services to Children, and Reference and User Services Association.

The 2020 Network Board will include:

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a new librarian, helping to select school award winners, or being interviewed to share your professional story, contact any member of the board listed above and plan to become an active part of this network in 2020. Also, be sure to visit and join the Network's Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KSUiSchoolAlumniNetwork/. Use it to share your career news, questions, and achievements!