K-12 school libraries
Student Jessica Owens turns class assignment into funded grant.
Student Lauren Flattery is using her teaching background and language skills to help develop a new interdisciplinary Chinese Language and Culture course at SJSU SLIS.
SLIS student Sudi Q. Napalan helped her school library win a $6,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, becoming the first school in the Northern Mariana Islands to receive a grant from the Foundation. Saipan Southern High School will use the funds to update and broaden the school’s collection of books.
Student Amy Unger has completed 30 units so far towards her MLIS degree, but says no class has been more valuable to her than the one-unit LIBR 298 Special Studies: Trendspotting. The class met in person during the joint California Library Association/California School Library Association (CLA/CSLA) conference in Sacramento during November 2010.