Community Profiles

iSchool Alumna Champions Information Accessibility in her Life and Career

“While I didn’t know everything, I was comforted by absolute theories, facts, laws:  things that may or may not be refuted at a later time as it is with all types of information and content.”

Tess (Teresita) McCarthy
MLIS Graduate 2012
San Francisco, CA

Santa Clara County Deputy Librarian and iSchool Alum Reflects on His Time at SJSU

“I received all these tools in the program, but I also received an introduction to what kind of caliber your work has to achieve in the field.”

Christopher Brown
MLIS Graduate 2010
Santa Clara, California

Liaison Librarian and iSchool Graduate Appears on Jeopardy!

“One of the main factors in choosing to apply to the iSchool was that I would be able to curate my own learning experience so that I could engage with topics and areas of study that were new to me and didn’t repeat my previous education and job experience.”

iSchool Alumna Uses Her MLIS Skills to Further Evolve Her Career

“A core value that was a part of every class that I took was the user experience. Whether we're working at a reference desk, working as a children's librarian or working as a knowledge manager, we're here for our user.”

Experienced MLIS Graduate Finds Her Way Back to Public Libraries as Director

“Working in the library and information science field is a wonderful mix of learning new things every day and serving the community.”

Kimberly Partanen
MLIS Graduate 2015
Castlegar, British Columbia