When student Carleen Huxley received her MLIS degree in 2006 from the University of Oklahoma, in Tulsa, libraries were just beginning to explore social media as a service tool.
After years of creative experience in the fields of marketing, graphic design, and television production in the Dominican Republic, student Madeline Pena applied her talent stateside at the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) during a Spring 2012 virtual internship.
When SLIS Lecturer John Horodyski invited students in his LIBR 282 Digital Assets Management (DAM) class to volunteer their social media skills in return for a reduced registration fee to the June 2012 Henry Stewart DAM Conference in London, student Ian Matzen jumped at the chance.
What began as an internship at Elsevier, an international publisher of science and health information, turned into a career pursuit for SLIS student Jessica Meindertsma, who works for Elsevier as a Journal Manager in their San Diego, California offices.
In exchange for providing social media outreach, SLIS student Pamela Van Halsema attended the Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management (DAM) Conference in New York City, held during May 2012.