From time to time, iSchool faculty and staff receive thoughtful, unsolicited letters from alumni and current students who want to share their thoughts about the program and how it has affected their lives and careers. We love getting these letters, and we learn a lot from them.
The following letter to iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh is from alumna Remy Timbrook, who received her MLIS in May 2013. Timbrook currently works for the Oakland Public Library system as a teen librarian and is still, as she says, “learning so much!” She wrote this letter to Hirsh specifically to express her gratitude for an exclusively online program that allowed her to continue working full-time and avoid commute costs. We are excited to be able to share this example of what Timbrook calls “a real live working student,” and we hope that you’ll be encouraged and inspired by her story.
Dear Dr. Hirsh,