Community Profiles

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

Tom Schween Rocks Digital Storytime

“I wanted to make a difference and be of service. I wanted to promote things I valued and cared about, such as stories, the arts, reading and lifelong learning.”
Tom Schween
Walnut Creek, California

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

California's State Librarian Gets an iSchool Education

“For me, being able to be in classes with folks who are going to be the next generation of librarians—it’s not just instructive, it makes me feel better about where libraries are going to go. I get jazzed about talking to other students.”

Intrepid Explorer Pursues Film Preservation

“The librarian degree will help me in my field.

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