Student Lorianne Ouderkirk’s research on design thinking, a problem-solving technique that generates innovative ideas and applications, led her to explore MLIS coursework in emerging technologies. She enrolled in LIBR 287 Seminar in Information Science: Web 3.0 and Emerging Trends in Fall 2010.
Student Eira Tansey presented a paper at the 2010 Southern Archivists Conference, describing her experiences transferring an academic library’s hard copy finding aids into a more accessible online format.
SLIS alum Steven Deineh, who recently landed a tenure-track job as Instruction Librarian at MiraCosta College in North San Diego County, has advice for students interested in becoming an academic librarian: “Internship! Internship! Internship!”
SLIS student Brenda Sevingy-Killen is a former licensed practical hospital nurse who decided to become a librarian because she wanted to continue helping people – albeit in a more positive setting.
It’s fairly rare that an MLIS student manages to get a single paper into an academic journal. While a student at SLIS, Katie Fortney managed to get two of her class papers published.