Class Notes

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  • SIS Alumna Joyce Krom

    Joyce Krom (2018)

    Joyce Krom is the new youth services librarian at the Mount Clemens Public Library. She previously spent nine years in youth services at the Huntington Woods Public Library.

  • Stephanie Fair

    Stephanie Fair (2013)

    was named Part-Time Employee of the Year for the City of Sterling Heights for 2019. Fair, an adult services librarian for the Sterling Heights Public Library, was nominated for displaying outstanding performance, exemplary service and going “beyond the call of duty” in serving the public.

  • David Banush

    David Banush (1997)

    , Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources for Tulane University, was elected to membership in the Grolier Club, the oldest and most prestigious bibliophilic society in America. Founded in 1884 and based in New York City, the club consists of nearly 800 American, British, European and Asian book collectors, scholars, librarians, printers and bibliophiles. Its mission is to foster the study, collecting and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production and commerce. Read more here. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

  • Shannon McDermitt

    Shannon McDermitt (2017)

    was hired as a web developer for the Wayne State University Libraries. In addition to her 2017 master of library science degree, McDermitt (pictured with her dog, Gus) received a graduate certificate in Information Management, specializing in User Experience. She previously was a programmer analyst at Ipsos, a global market research firm.  

  • Lance Werner

    Lance Werner (2004)

    , executive director of Kent District Library, was appointed in January by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the State Historical Records Advisory Board for a three-year term. The board serves as a central advisory body for historical records planning and for National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)-funded projects in the state. 

  • Angela Kidd Shinozaki

    Angela Kidd Shinozaki (2006)

    is the author of The Healing Star, a light fantasy novel for grades 3-6. Although this is her debut novel, Shinozaki (writing under the pen name A. Kidd) has been making up stories since before she could write them down. She is an artist and performance poet whose poetry has been published in literary magazines. She earned her MLIS degree with a specialization in children’s librarianship from Wayne State in 2006.  

  • Sandra Calemme McCarthy

    Sandra Calemme McCarthy (1990)

    , a faculty librarian for Washtenaw Community College, was elected chair of the 2019-2020 Community and Junior Libraries Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The executive committee serves to share common areas of interest to enhance library services and librarianship in libraries and learning resource centers in two-year institutions, and to support the educational programs of these institutions. 

  • Andrea Estelle

    Andrea Estelle (2012)

    , director of Otsego District Library, is also director of the Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative, a multi-type library system made up of public, academic, school and special libraries in the area. 

  • Benjamin Dettmar

    Benjamin Dettmar (2020)

    recently graduated with a certificate in archival administration. He is now an instructor at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah.