Alum Pam Okosun worked with Associate Professor Anthony Bernier’s grant-funded research team to discover how to design and build Young Adult (YA) spaces in public libraries. Her experiences as a research assistant during the Spring 2011 semester also supported her career goals in academic librarianship and community service.
Alum Emily Weak gained experience in research and reference services by working on a grant-funded study about text reference services with SLIS assistant professor Dr. Lili Luo. She’s also been able to build her professional reputation by co-authoring an article with Dr. Luo, which will be published in Reference and User Services Quarterly.
Student Luana Darby knows earning her MLIS degree fits perfectly with her work as a professional genealogist. She is applying her SLIS classes to support the genealogical community, most recently designing a mobile version of the Utah State Archives website and a family history e-book during her Fall 2010 iPad applications class.
Student Robert Riley flew more than 7,000 miles to attend the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Conference in September 2010, where he explored information literacy and networked with international library professionals.
Student Suzanne Scott’s broad background in library and information science provides the skills she needs to develop a new student research journal at SLIS. Scott is drawing on her experiences in public, corporate, and academic libraries as she takes on the role of Editor-in-Chief, working with faculty advisor Dr. Anthony Bernier and an editorial team of eight fellow SLIS students to launch the bi-annual publication in Spring 2011.