Community Profiles

The Story of Paula Pereira: Immigrant, Teacher, Librarian and Self-Published Author

“The book I wrote is the book I wish I’d read when I was an ESL student.”
Paula Pereira
Norwalk, California
iSchool Alumna (MLIS, 2009)

Patty Mapes Turns Teacher-Librarian and Earns Post-Master's Certificate

“I feel like I am officially a teacher-librarian... Having the Post-Master’s Certificate validates and qualifies me for my position.” 
Patty Mapes
Atlanta, Georgia

Baby Steps: Librarians and Reading Readiness

“I’m passionate about this, and that makes all the difference. I love what I do, and it’s so important for children. It’s been a really good experience, and so worthwhile.”
R. Lynn Baker
Frankfort, Kentucky

All San José Libraries Are Mary Nino's Libraries

“More and more, libraries—public as well as academic—are becoming places of community, places where people gather, where they display what they’ve created, where they work to create and collaborate. It’s really fascinating: it’s really about community.”

Librarians Without Borders Takes iSchool Students on a Guatemalan Adventure

“If you’re interested in libraries, or nonprofits, community outreach—this is a great learning experience. What I took away from it is that it’s really important to know the community you’re working with.”
Kerry Purvis
Portland, Maine

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