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Alumni and Student Named 2024 ALA Emerging Leaders

Three alumni and one current student from the San José State University School of Information have been selected as part of the American Library Association’s 2024 Class of Emerging Leaders. Dominique Dozier, Jillian Underwood-Jenkins, Ariana Varela, and Mia Gittlen are part of a class of 50 individuals from across the United States and Canada.


Dr. Michele Villagran Honored for Leadership in Social Justice and Equality

Dr. Michele Villagran

Assistant Professor Michele Villagran is the recipient of the 2023 Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality presented by The Social Responsibilities Round Table. The award recognizes individuals who are leaders and advocates for social justice and equality within the library profession. “Everything I do is for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” says Villagran.


Seven iSchool Students Awarded 2023 ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Natali CarmonaSeven students from the San José State University School of Information have been selected for the 2023 Spectrum Scholarship Program by the American Library Association. The scholarship recipients were chosen based on their “commitment to community building, leadership potential, and planned contributions to making social justice part of everybody’s everyday work in LIS.”


iSchool Recognizes 10 Faculty and Staff Members with Awards

Each spring, except in 2022, the San José State University School of Information recognizes its faculty and staff members with special awards for their achievements in several different areas. During the quarterly faculty retreat held in May, iSchool Director Anthony Chow announced the 2023 award recipients.


Graduating Students Honored with Director’s Awards for Excellence

Kristen Chua

Four graduating students of the San José State University School of Information’s Master of Library and Information Science degree program are starting their post-graduate school life with a new award on their résumés. Kristen Chua, Rachel Fleming, Devon Cahill, and Charlie Harmon have all received Director’s Awards for Excellence. These awards are given out to well-deserving students who are nominated or self-nominated for their academic or professional achievements.


iSchool Alumnus Named 2023 Mover and Shaker
Library Journal Selects 2010 MLIS Graduate Keith Kesler as a Community Builder

Keith Kesler

Keith Kesler, a graduate from the San José State University School of Information, has been named a 2023 Mover and Shaker Community Builder by Library Journal. Kesler was nominated for the award by his manager. He considers it a “great honor…since there are only around 40 librarians selected for the honor each year, and it’s for all of the libraries in the United States.”