Community Profiles: Academic Librarianship

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MLIS Student Focuses on Community in Library Outreach

“The fact that I can stay ahead of the undergraduate students who walk through my library’s doors says so much about the quality of what the iSchool is teaching us.”

Rosa Conrad
MLIS Student (degree expected 2021)
Library Services Specialist, California State University San Marcos
Fallbrook, CA

Community Profile

Family and Travel Open the World of Librarianship to MLIS Graduate

Tameca Beckett

“Focus on people. Libraries are about people.”

Tameca Beckett, ‘18 MLIS
Reference and Access Services Librarian
Dover, Delaware

Tameca Beckett has packed a lot into the last 10 years and to hear her future plans it looks like that trend will continue for at least the next 10 as well!

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Student Engagement Librarian Uses Data to Better Connect With Students

“It is important to find meaningful ways to connect with and support our users that we haven’t historically served as well, especially in the nation’s current climate. To me this means having cultural competency, knowing who your users are, having skills that support them and making sure you are meeting their needs in a way that is relevant and useful to them.”​

Steven Deineh, Instruction and Student Engagement Librarian    
MiraCosta College 
Oceanside, CA
             

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MLIS Graduate Advances Career as Collections Assessment Specialist

“Take advantage of the one-credit classes and internships while you are a student. There are a lot of interesting topics and opportunities that you might not know about otherwise.”​

Kayla Kipps, Collections Assessment Specialist    
Virginia Tech 
Blacksburg, VA​
                                                

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Stanford E-Resources Coordinator Values Community at the iSchool and Beyond

“Being a part of the student chapter of SLA was very helpful in making connections, some of whom I keep in contact with still. There are two other librarians on Stanford campus who are members of the local SLA chapter. Being a member is something that is appreciated at my job by people in higher positions, who understand the value of taking part in these associations.”

Yael Hod, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator
Stanford University Libraries
Palo Alto, CA 
                                                         

Community Profile

Metadata Librarian Stays Current With Post-Master’s Certificate in Web Programming

Marina Morgan

“As a metadata librarian, ​I like to work on projects that will be beneficial to my institution, but also in areas where I see a need. I like to collaborate with others and stay up-to-date on what is new in the field. It is so important to keep yourself connected with the professional community.”

Marina Morgan, Metadata Librarian
Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL     
                                                     

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iSchool Alumna and Academic Law Librarian Continues to Evolve Her Career

Elyse Meyers

“I selected SJSU because of its flexibility, because I wanted to be at a California school, and because once I made the decision to transition out of practicing law, I wanted to get started fast and jump on the next stage of my career. The convenience of online education – I could stay in LA, where I’d been living for quite a while, I could travel some, I could do internships where I wanted, etc. – was a big factor.”

Elyse Meyers
MLIS Graduate 2013
Los Angeles, CA

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Isis Leininger Answers The Call of Library Life

“I LOVE MY JOB. I never thought I would say that, and I never pictured myself doing what I’m doing now.”

Isis Leininger
Northridge, California
MLIS Student – Expected Graduation Spring 2016

Community Profile

Essraa Nawar: We Need Diverse Librarians

“All of these experiences added up to who I am today, and what kind of work I will be able to do and contribute to the library profession. They made me who I am.”

Essraa Nawar
Coordinator of Development and Co-Chair of Arts and Exhibits
Chapman College Library, Orange, California
MLIS Student, Expected Graduation Fall 2017