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Alison Cody '08LS

Alison Cody '08LS
Title: Public Relations/Instruction Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD)


Alison Cody currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she works at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library as Public Relations/Instruction Librarian. Her position is a new, hybrid position that involves event planning and management, publications, and other PR responsibilities, as well as typical reference and instruction responsibilities.

During her time at GSLIS, she worked in the Tech Lab as a Technology Reference Assistant (TRA) and then as the Lead TRA from 2005-2007. Alison also worked as the Assistant to the Director of GSLIS Curriculum and Communications, and was Project Manager for the GSLIS IA Project. Alison served as Vice Chair and Chair of ASIS&T@Simmons from Spring 2006 to Fall 2007. She was the Founding Coordinator of the ASIS&T student workshop series, and she taught many of the workshops. Under Alison's leadership, the ASIST@Simmons group was named Student Chapter of the Year in 2007. She won the Simmons Student Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) annual prize for service to the chapter and academic achievement in information science. She was also named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for 2008.

"I was really excited when I started getting interviews and job offers," she said. "I felt like it was a tangible outcome of all the stuff I'd been doing for the last two years. But then on top of that to be named a Mover & Shaker and to get this award from GSLIS really shows me how much the GSLIS community valued the things I did. And that means even more!"

Outstanding Information Science Student Award

Upon her graduation from GSLIS, Alison Cody was awarded the Outstanding Information Science Student Award, a prize given by the Simmons Student Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for service to the chapter and academic achievement in information science.