Community Profiles

Special Libraries Conference Experience Gives Non-Profit Director Expansive Vision for the Future

“I appreciate the iSchool’s willingness to fund this travel scholarship. The information, resources and insights I gained from attending SLA’s [annual conference] will help shape my academic and professional pathway in numerous positive ways.”
Dana Lema

Tiffany Davis: A Fast Tracked Library Life

“One of the key things that has helped facilitate my career is good leadership and great mentors.”
Tiffany Davis
Director of Branch Services, St. Louis Public Library
iSchool Alumna (MLIS, 2011)

Baby Steps: Librarians and Reading Readiness

“I’m passionate about this, and that makes all the difference. I love what I do, and it’s so important for children. It’s been a really good experience, and so worthwhile.”
R. Lynn Baker
Frankfort, Kentucky

California's State Librarian Gets an iSchool Education

“For me, being able to be in classes with folks who are going to be the next generation of librarians—it’s not just instructive, it makes me feel better about where libraries are going to go. I get jazzed about talking to other students.”

Career Changer Darren Ilett Builds a Model for Success

“The thing that draws me to libraries,” says iSchool student Darren Ilett, “is the focus on service and making a positive impact for whatever communities we serve. And the emphasis on education.”

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