Samip Mallick, a master’s candidate at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, began his Alternative Spring Break at the ALA Washington Office today.
Alternative Spring Break is a non-credit career development program which places graduate students in professional work environments during the week of spring break. The program gives students the opportunity to experience professional life in libraries and other information centers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Central Illinois, St. Louis, or Minneapolis.
Samip is currently director at the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information at the University of Chicago Library. He is an ARL 2009-2011 Diversity Scholar and an ALA Reach 21 scholarship recipient. In 2003, Samip completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).