Community Profiles

iSchool Student Finds a New Path and Understanding in her Studies at SJSU and a Trip Abroad

“There is no way I could have done this without an online program. I needed to keep working and needed something flexible, so [the iSchool] was just the ticket.”

Gayle O’Hara
MLIS Student Graduating 2018

iSchool Student Builds a Global and Community-based Perspective on Librarianship

“I know that a lot of people think that libraries are becoming irrelevant, but I strongly disagree. The library where I work is always incredibly busy.

iSchool Student Sees the LIS Field as a Perfect Amalgam of Anthropology and Information

“I wanted to be part of a program that would not only be accessible but challenging as well. I quickly found that the iSchool was a perfect fit for my lifestyle.”

Mariko Baba
MLIS Student Graduating 2017
San Francisco, CA

Results-Oriented Public Library Director Lara Croft Strives to Connect Her Community

“Right now, there’s a weird disconnect between the public perception that libraries are obsolete or irrelevant and the experience of actually working in one. I love helping to dispel these myths.”

Lara Croft
MLIS Student
Newington, NH

Kristi Westberg: A Real Page Turner

“I began the [iSchool] program begrudgingly. But as I’ve gone through it I’ve been shocked at how important it’s become to my career.”
Kristi Westberg
Dibner Book Conservator, Huntington Library
MLIS Student, Expected Graduation Fall 2016