Community Profiles

Student Pat Benefiel Pursues Medical Librarianship with Help from Professional Association Scholarship

Student Pat Benefiel received a scholarship from the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) in April 2011, which will help support her final semester of MLIS studies and her explorations in medical librarians

Alum Emily Weak Researched Text Reference Services as Part of Grant-Funded Study

Alum Emily Weak gained experience in research and reference services by working on a grant-funded study about text reference services with SLIS assistant professor Dr. Lili Luo.

Student Robert Riley Attends Australian Library Conference

Student Robert Riley flew more than 7,000 miles to attend the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Conference in September 2010, where he explored information literacy and networked with international library professionals.

Student Chelsie Harris Turns Internship into Permanent Position

Student Chelsie Harris worked as a paraprofessional at the San Diego County Library before completing an internship there last summer – gaining the experience and professional connections she needed to land a permanent position at the library in September.

Student Tracy Guza Interns with Getty Images

While working as an advertising agency producer and project manager, student Tracy Guza was a customer of Getty Images, using their stock photo library to license images for ads and websites.