Community Profiles

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.

SLIS Student Allison Ruth Moves from Art Studio to Art Librarian

Allison Ruth realized that her true calling might be librarianship when she spent more time doing research than actual studio art while pursing her Master of Fine Arts degree.

At 64, Nan Singh Pursues Her MLIS While Working in an Academic Library

Singh’s first exposure to library work as a student at Northwest Nazarene College in the 1960s did nothing to enamor her to the profession. She recalls spending hours alone in a windowless basement binding periodicals by hand with a table saw.