Cristina “Tina” Johnson, recipient of the 2009 SLIS Alumni & Friends Scholarship, has worked in management positions at one of the nation’s biggest life insurers and trained employees at a mutual funds company. It’s not the typical route to becoming a school librarian, but it’s one that gives her a unique perspective on the demands and opportunities of the job.
Just two years after earning her MLIS in 2002, alum Lorena Mata was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers, recognizing her efforts to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community.
Dr. Margaret “Gigi” Lincoln was teaching high school in Australia 37 years ago when she spotted a student carving a Swastika into a desk. The 2008 “I Love My Librarian” Award winner and part-time SLIS instructor not only took the student aside, she decided to make Holocaust education a key part of her mission as she shifted into her new job as school librarian.
New SLIS student Elana Churchill is off to a strong start in the program.
Studying medical librarianship might not seem like the most natural preparation for working at a