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.
SLIS alum Michael Nack, who graduated in May 2010, is the proud recipient of the School’s 2010 Jean Wichers Award for Professional Practice, which recognizes Nack’s successful internship with Stanford, as well as a professional project he completed prior to graduation. Both professional experiences focused on the digital aspects of librarianship.
As a former IT support manager and trainer turned librarian, SLIS alumna Marsha Schnirring personifies the bridge that Occidental College’s Center for Digital Learning and Research (CDLR) is trying to build between the two disciplines.