Community Profiles

MLIS Student and Public Librarian Amassing Skills for Her Continued LIS Future

“While I feel like I had learned a lot of skills on the job, I ultimately wanted to learn the theories of practice behind those skills. I also wanted the opportunity to learn from and interact with experienced leaders in the field of library and information science.

Canadian Student Simon Lum Thinks Globally and Acts Locally

“My goal is to use my skills and knowledge to build on my past successes and experiences, and to play a vital role in supporting and affecting positive change in my communities—locally and globally.”
Simon Lum

Patty Mapes Turns Teacher-Librarian and Earns Post-Master's Certificate

“I feel like I am officially a teacher-librarian... Having the Post-Master’s Certificate validates and qualifies me for my position.” 
Patty Mapes
Atlanta, Georgia

Student Lori Littlefield Creates Mobile Library to Keep Kids Reading during Summer Vacation

As an educator, student Lori Littlefield was concerned that schoolchildren in her rural Maine community had limited resources available to keep up their reading skills over summer breaks.

SLIS Lecturer Mary Ann Harlan Completes the San Jose Gateway PhD Program with Research on Teen Digital Content Creation

In October 2012, SLIS Lecturer Mary Ann Harlan became one of the newest alumni of the San Jose Gateway PhD Program, our School’s international doctoral degree program offered in partnership with Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

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