SLIS student Heather Pena graduates in Spring 2011, but she already landed a job as Multimedia and Electronic Resources Specialist, a newly created position at the New England College of Optometry.
SLIS student Cindy Sumida-Scott blends her information technology savvy with her MLIS studies to gain new insights into her job as a manager at a corporate research center.
Sumida-Scott decided to earn her MLIS more than four years ago because she wanted to understand how to organize information. At the time, Sumida-Scott was in a more hands-on IT job that involved implementing software, such as Lotus Notes and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. Eventually she headed up a knowledge management group. Along the way, Sumida-Scott found that her MLIS classes helped her broaden her perspective at work.
Laura Anderson, a doctoral student in the San José Gateway PhD program, works at IBM Research – Almaden , the birthplace of the first commercial hard-disk drive and relational databases. Her professional surroundings provide inspiration for her library science PhD dissertation, which will examine information sharing practices for virtual teams.
SLIS student Nick Velkavrh is the 2009-2010 winner of the California Library Association’s Reference Service Press Fellowship , a $3,000 award given annually to a student preparing for a career in reference and information service librarianship.