Student Silke Higgins is pursuing a career in digital services, thanks, in part, to the inspiration she received from an MLIS course she completed during Fall 2010, regarding iPad applications and other new media. Her experiences in the course included designing webpages and creating an e-book, which persuaded Higgins that the mobile web is “the ideal medium” for increasing access to information.
As a metadata specialist at the World Digital Library at the Library of Congress, SLIS alumna Erin Hawkins has worked on items ranging from early explorers’ maps of the Americas to manuscripts of Arabic poetry on mathematics.
“What I like best about my job is that I get an opportunity to engage my curiosity and learn something new every single day,” said Hawkins, who graduated from SLIS in 2009 and has worked at the World Digital Library for nearly a year.
The California Digital Library has digitized millions of books for the University of California (UC) libraries, but very few people in the UC community understand the process of how books make it from the shelf to the screen and the implications of those digitization efforts. SLIS Student Amy Rogers spent her summer internship working to change that.
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.