Shortly after a deadly tsunami hit American Samoa on Sept. 29, 2009, SLIS student Abe King and his library co-workers went out to help with relief efforts in one of the best ways they could — by reading.
Nicole Branch will never look at public library space the same way thanks to her work on a research project with SLIS faculty member Dr. Anthony Bernier, a national expert on young adult library spaces.
Alum Bridget Bagne worked as a library services assistant at a Sacramento County Public Library branch for years, but her internship at the Elk Grove Branch – in the same library system – gave her “crucial experience” to put on her resume. “It also strengthened my decision to work in children’s services,” added Bagne.
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.
Growing up, Katherine Do always thought of librarians as “supernatural beings” who could magically pluck answers from the top of their heads. Now Do, one of 13 participants in the Librarians for Tomorrow program at SJSU, is learning how to make that once supernatural-seeming ability an everyday skill.