Community Profiles

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

Oliver Schulz: From Open Classes to MLIS

“As an information professional, library or not, your job is to help find information. But if you don’t stay up to date you don’t help people find the best information.”
Oliver Schulz

No Such Thing as Beginner's Luck

“Applying for a grant is more than just submitting applications to whatever is out there. Locating a grant that truly fits the library requires a thorough understanding of the requirements of the grant, and the needs and mission of the library [and] community.”

Essraa Nawar: We Need Diverse Librarians

“All of these experiences added up to who I am today, and what kind of work I will be able to do and contribute to the library profession. They made me who I am.”
Essraa Nawar