Community Profiles

Student Katherine Do Loves Making Knowledge Come Alive in Libraries

Growing up, Katherine Do always thought of librarians as “supernatural beings” who could magically pluck answers from the top of their heads.

Love of Research Led Gates Scholarship Winner Giovanni Mejia to SLIS

Giovanni Mejia discovered his affinity for libraries during his undergraduate studies, although his newfound appreciation for the stacks sometimes came at the cost of his grades.

SLIS Student Varaxy Yi Receives Prestigious Gates Scholarship

Varaxy Yi has loved libraries since she was a child, and thanks to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, she’s able to pursue her MLIS at SJSU on a full scholarship.

Student Frances Marin Brings Reading Alive With Art

Frances Marin, one of 13 participants in the Librarians for Tomorrow program at SJSU, draws on her lifelong love of visual arts to “help bring literacy alive” for children and young adults.

Student Kamilah Jackson Moves from Coast Guard to School Librarian

Kamilah Jackson served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where her duties included inspecting foreign freight at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.