Community Profiles

Student Jonathan Ward Receives Grammy Nomination for Best Historical Album while Earning MLIS Degree

In February 2013, SLIS student Jonathan Ward received a nomination for Best Historical Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony for his album Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM, co-produced with colleague Steven Lance Ledbetter.

Student Val Ballestrem Boosts Credentials by Completing the SLIS Post-Master’s Certificate Program

As education manager at the Architectural Heritage Center, in Portland, Oregon, Val Ballestrem does a little of everything. He organizes programs, books lectures, leads tours, and oversees research projects in the center’s library and archive.

Student Richard Thomchick Credits Coursework in Emerging Technology for Landing New Digital Asset Management Job

Student Richard Thomchick attributes his recent hire as Senior Marketing Technical Writer and Content Strategist at Violin Memory, a Flash-based data storage provider, to using the word “curation” properly in a sentence.

Student Matt Carmichael Develops and Shares Digital Curation Strategies

Student Matt Carmichael leads digitization efforts at the History Museum of Hood River County in Oregon, since he was hired in 2011 as the museum’s Photography Collection Manager.

Student Christopher Zeidel Researched New Technologies during Virtual Internship

To gain experience in a public library and prepare for a possible future in the virtual workforce, student Christopher Zeidel served as an Electronic Services Intern during a Fall 2012 virtual internship at the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) in California. With a focus on social media, Zeidel s