Community Profiles

Student Young-Soon Kwon Reaches Out to Her Multicultural Community

When Young-Soon Kwon emigrated to the U.S. from Korea in 1990, she never thought to use her local public library to help gain her footing in her new home. Years went by before she finally stopped in, and Kwon quickly realized what she had been missing.

Student Lizeth Legaspi Reaches Out to Recent Immigrants

At age 19, Lizeth Legaspi had recently moved to the U.S. from Mexico and was taking ESL classes at a local community college while working part-time at the public library in Calexico, a small California town along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Student Cristina Mitra Named 2009 YALSA Spectrum Scholar

SLIS student Cristina Mitra was named the 2009-2010 Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Spectrum Scholar, a national honor received by one student a year who is interested in pursuing a career s

Alum Beth Morris-Wong Shares Her Tribal Heritage at Her School Library

Every November for the past decade, alum Beth Morris-Wong has donned her full tribal regalia to teach her elementary school students about her tribe during American Indian month.

Student Susan Gehr Hopes to Create Karuk Language Archive

Susan Gehr has long worked to help document and revitalize the Karuk language, collecting more than a decade’s worth of notes and recordings of the northern California tribal language.