SLIS alum Megan Berru is always online, whether it’s chatting on Gmail or tooling around Facebook. So when the call went out last year seeking students willing to be peer mentors for the School’s new introductory course on emerging technology (LIBR 203), Berru was quick to volunteer.
Recent SLIS graduate Becky Miller networked with fellow information professionals and attended skills-building workshops at the Special Libraries Association’s 2009 annual conference in June, thanks to a travel award she received from the organization. “It was a great conference,” Miller said of the event in Washington DC that drew nearly 6,000 attendees. “I really enjoyed meeting so many different people, and I got involved with several committees.”
Marianne Sterna, SLIS student and winner of a 2009 American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) award – the LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship – started out as a clerk at San Diego’s Office of County Counsel. But through research, networking, and hard work, she’s forged a new role as law librarian.
New SLIS student Elana Churchill is off to a strong start in the program.
Studying medical librarianship might not seem like the most natural preparation for working at a