Community Profiles

Student Ruth Bender Applies Coursework to Her School Library Job in Japan

Student Ruth Bender seems to thrive on adventure, whether it’s living overseas or pursuing a graduate degree online from a university halfway around the world.

Erin Zybart Adds Technology Skills with Post-Master’s Certificate

Erin Zybart wanted to increase her technology expertise and future career opportunities. She accomplished both goals by completing the Post-Master’s Certificate program at the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU).

Student Gordana Vitez Puts Coursework to Use on the Job

Gordana Vitez uses “essentially everything” she’s learning in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program in her job at an academic library in Ontario, Canada.

Student Caitlin O’Neal Relies on Emerging Technology to Earn her MLIS Degree while Living in Korea

When student Caitlin O’Neal moved from Ecuador to Korea, online learning got easier. “Korea has some of the fastest Internet in the world!” she said. Two years later, still living in Seoul, O’Neal often tackles coursework using mobile devices, on the go with just her iPhone in hand.

Student Thomas Knutson Enhances His Library Leadership Skills through the SJSU SLIS Post-Master’s Certificate Program

As the Youth Services Coordinator at Saskatoon Public Library in Saskatchewan, Canada, student Thomas Knutson entered the SJSU SLIS Post-Master’s Certificate Program to develop skills that will help him advance to a senior leadership role in a public or academic library, where he sees opportuniti