Ask an Alum

Through the Ask an Alum program, recent alumni, and current or prospective iSchool students can connect with iSchool graduates in order to learn about career development and the real-life experience of entering the workforce.

This program offers participants the opportunity to share interests, ask questions, and hear personal stories from information or museum professionals. It is organized by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), and is made possible through volunteer mentors who come from diverse areas of expertise, interest, and practice.

How to Participate

Current or prospective students and ischool alumni

  • Connect with the program’s alumni mentors by submitting a request using our Online Request Form. (link is external) Let us know your area of interest and which mentors you want to be put in touch with via email and AaA will provide you with a virtual introduction.
  • Please note that AaA mentors cannot necessarily provide advice on course selection or the current academic program at the iSchool. Take advantage and find out more about the career paths they have taken.
  • Any questions email the Ask An Alum Committee.

Alumni who wish to become volunteer mentors

  • Sign up using our Online AaA Mentor Form (link is external). You will be asked to include area(s) of expertise so take a look at the entries to below for ideas. The Ask An Alum Commitee will get in touch to set you up as an AaA Mentor.
  • Take this opportunity to share your knowledge with the next generation of information and museum professionals!
  • Any questionsemail the Ask An Alum Committee.

List of volunteer alumni mentors, arranged by categories

  • ARCHIVES & RECORDS MANAGEMENT (ARM)

  • ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

  • PUBLIC LIBRARIES

  • SPECIAL LIBRARIES

  • LAW LIBRARIANSHIP

  • CRITICAL INFORMATION STUDIES

  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (KMIM)

  • MUSEUM STUDIES

  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS & DESIGNS