Community Profiles: Teacher Librarianship

Community Profile

MLIS Student Finds Success Taking a Non-Traditional Path

“Prospective students may think that an online program means students will be isolated and alone in their work. I’ve made great friends! They’ve been so supportive both in and outside of my classes.”​

Rachel Hatcher
MLIS Student (degree expected 2021)
Library Technician, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara, California

Community Profile

iSchool Alumna Enjoys Role in Online Student Outreach

Sheila Gurtu and MLIS student Susan Groux

“I had such kind and encouraging advisors when I was a student here. It’s gratifying to be able to give back.” 

Sheila Gurtu, MLIS ‘99
Student Outreach Specialist
San José State University

iSchool Student Outreach Specialist Sheila Gurtu spent a good portion of her childhood at the public library, so it is no wonder that for her libraries “have always felt like home.”

Community Profile

Teacher Librarian Gains Credential and Connections at the iSchool

Indira Chakrabarti

“I think that being at SJSU has made me more open minded about all the things technology is allowing us to do. I also enjoy having the freedom to work at my own pace in my own time. I think that has been really convenient and helpful as a working professional.”

Indira Chakrabarti
Teacher Librarian
Union City, CA