Community Profiles

Business Background Prepares Student Tina Johnson to Manage a School Library

Cristina “Tina” Johnson, recipient of the 2009 SLIS Alumni & Friends Scholarship, has worked in management positions at one of the nation’s biggest life insurers and trained employees at a mutual funds company.

Alum Lorena Mata Reaches Out to Spanish-Speaking Community

Just two years after earning her MLIS in 2002, alum Lorena Mata was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers, recognizing her efforts to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community.

Experienced Library Leader Katie DuPraw Earns her MLIS Degree Without Going Back to the Basics

Even with 17 years of library experience and several high-responsibility management positions under her belt, Katie DuPraw still sometimes felt at a disadvantage when applying for jobs because she didn’t have an MLIS.

Executive MLIS Student Anita Brooks Kirkland Wins Prestigious Award

Anita Brooks Kirkland, a SLIS student in the Executive MLIS program, won the Ontario Library Association’s prestigious Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award at the group’s annual Super Conference during January.