Student Hoan-Vu Do was awarded the 2011 SLIS H.W. Wilson Scholarship, which will support his MLIS studies and career goals in science librarianship.
Alumna Tracy Virgil completed an internship last summer at NASA Ames Research Center in California, where she gained valuable hands-on experience and built professional connections that resulted in ongoing collaborative projects.
SLIS student Katie Miller is an accomplished musician who hopes to combine her love for music with her MLIS degree and pursue a career as a music librarian. Miller already holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, with a focus on viola performance. She works part-time as a professional musician, performing with several local orchestras, including the Modesto Symphony in California. She is also a viola instructor. Yet Miller realized there aren’t too many jobs for professional musicians, so she decided to explore other career options.
SLIS instructor Mary Minow recently was appointed to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) advisory board, where she will play a key role in advising the IMLS Director regarding federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.
SLIS student Heather Pena graduates in Spring 2011, but she already landed a job as Multimedia and Electronic Resources Specialist, a newly created position at the New England College of Optometry.