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.
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.
Mary Trice worked in the corporate world “for years and years” as a highly skilled database designer and software developer. As much as she enjoys information technology, she found that her job could often be isolating. So Trice decided to leverage her tech skills and embark on a second career as a librarian.
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.
SLIS alum Peter Chan recently started work as Stanford University Libraries’ first-ever Digital Archivist for the Manuscript Division, where he’s focusing on developing best practices for acquiring, capturing, processing, and describing born-digital materials.