Community Profiles

Food for Thought

“I wasn’t sure I saw myself as a librarian. But having gone through [the MLIS program], I now understand the professionalism associated with this role. Now I have a larger view, and the values behind this role and why we do what we do.”

Teen Services Librarian Amy Kirchofer Thrives in iSchool Open Classes

“I want to ensure that I have lots of options, since librarianship has so many possible applications.”
Amy Kirchofer
Lexington Park, Maryland
iSchool Open Classes Program Participant

Canadian Student Simon Lum Thinks Globally and Acts Locally

“My goal is to use my skills and knowledge to build on my past successes and experiences, and to play a vital role in supporting and affecting positive change in my communities—locally and globally.”
Simon Lum

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

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