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.

Alum Jodi Mitchell Reaches Out to Hospitalized Teen Readers

As teen outreach librarian for the Oakland Public Library in California, SLIS alum Jodi Mitchell is always hunting for ways to connect with unserved and underserved segments of the population.

Internship Confirmed Alum Bridget Bagne’s Decision to Focus on Children’s Services

Alum Bridget Bagne worked as a library services assistant at a Sacramento County Public Library branch for years, but her internship at the Elk Grove Branch – in the same library system – gave her “crucial experience” to put on her resume.

2002 Alum Amy Cheney Wins “I Love My Librarian” National Award

Amy Cheney, a 2002 SLIS graduate, is one of 10 winners of the inaugural “I Love My Librarian!” award presented by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Times, and the American Library Association.