Community Profiles

Alum Melanie Chu Serves as Shipboard Librarian for Study-abroad Students Sailing the Mediterranean

After applying nine times for the competitive position of librarian for the University of Virginia’s “Semester at Sea” program, SLIS alum Melanie Chu seized the opportunity when offered the job for Summer Semester 2012, sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.

Student Jessica Meindertsma Blends Publishing Background with a Future in LIS Digital Resources

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.  

Alum Christy Aguirre Receives the California Library Association’s Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award.

SLIS Alum Christy Aguirre, Branch Supervisor at the Southgate Branch of the Sacramento Public Library in California, considers literacy a family affair. “If we reach the family, we’ve truly reached the individual. For those who don’t have family, the library is a second home,” she said.

Student Nichole Lemcke Explored Veterinary Records Management in Disney's Animal Kingdom Internship

Student Nichole Lemcke spent her last semester at SJSU SLIS as a veterinary records management intern at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, where she collected and maintained records for nearly 2,000 animals.

Student Lan Miao Provides Assistance to SJSU Health Science Students During Virtual Internship

During the Spring 2012 semester, student Lan Miao completed a virtual internship as an embedded librarian through the SJSU King Library.