Community Profiles

SLIS Instructor Jennifer Velasquez Transforms Teen Services

Jennifer Velasquez, SLIS Lecturer and Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library, has a straightforward approach to providing youth services: focus on the teens, not the titles.

Doctoral Student Cheryl Stenström Researches Public Library Funding Decisions

Doctoral student Cheryl Stenström has served in leadership positions in several public libraries, most recently as the Chief Librarian and CEO of the South Shore Public Libraries in Nova Scotia, Canada.

SLIS Instructor Mary Minow Appointed to IMLS Advisory Board

SLIS instructor Mary Minow recently was appointed to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) advisory board, where she will play a key role in advising the IMLS Director regarding federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.

SLIS Alum and San José Gateway PhD Student Mary-Jo Romaniuk Explores the Meaning of Leadership

According to Romaniuk, many young and mid-career librarians aren’t interested in what are considered traditional “leadership” jobs because they fear those jobs will devour their life outside of work.

SLIS Instructor and Alum Robert Boyd Blends IT Skills with Library Leadership

While working as a manager in the Information Technology department at Santa Clara University in California, Boyd participated in design meetings for the school’s state-of-the-art $95 million new library.