Community Profiles

Student Angela Ocana Uses Knowledge Gained in SLIS Course to Garner a $50,000 Grant for a Public Library

Student Angela Ocana used skills she learned in class to write a grant application that garnered $50,000 for the library where she works.

Serving Diverse Communities Drives Goals of SLIS Scholarship Recipient Jade Torres-Morrison
Alum Christy Aguirre Receives the California Library Association’s Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award.

SLIS Alum Christy Aguirre, Branch Supervisor at the Southgate Branch of the Sacramento Public Library in California, considers literacy a family affair. “If we reach the family, we’ve truly reached the individual. For those who don’t have family, the library is a second home,” she said.

Recent SLIS Alum Jack Tilney Receives 2012 SJSU Outstanding Thesis Award

When Jack Tilney originally enrolled in LIBR 200 back in Fall 2007, little did he anticipate that his term paper on censorship in the 1950s would evolve into a LIBR 299 thesis project, ultimately earning him the university’s 2012 Outstanding Thesis Award, presented to Tilney by the SJSU President

Alumna Silvia Cisneros Receives National Award Recognizing Her Work Developing Reading Programs