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More than $29,000 Awarded in Fall 2020 Special Session Scholarships

Ellen Bae's Presentation

Funding totaling $29,862 was awarded to 21 students pursuing master’s degrees at the San José State University School of Information. Using software such as Prezi, Powtoon, or emaze, scholarship applicants creatively showcased themes of global impact or professional leadership through descriptive text, data points and visual elements.

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Endowed Scholarships Support iSchool Students, Reaffirm Dreams

San José State University School of Information awards scholarships endowed or donated by faculty members, students, alumni and friends to exceptional students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program. This spring, 12 continuing graduate students of the MLIS and MARA programs earned 14 scholarships totaling $13,750 to be app

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Director’s Scholarship for Excellence Awarded to Five New iSchool Students

Path to Becoming: Info-Professional by Ellie Avis

Five students who will be enrolling in the Master of Library and Information Science program at San José State University’s School of Information in fall 2020 have received the Director’s Scholarship for Excellence, totaling $7,110 in award funding; each award is valued at $1,422.

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Four Graduating Students Honored with Director’s Awards for Excellence

Elizabeth Borges

The San José State University School of Information proudly recognizes four graduating students from the Class of 2020 for their exceptional work with Director’s Awards for Excellence. During their grad school studies in the Master of Library and Information Science degree program they demonstrated leadership, ingenuity, compassion, and commitment to bettering our communities. Congratulations Elizabeth Borges, Amanda Cronkright, Bijan Nowroozian and Shelby Silvernell!

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iSchool Graduate Sharaya Olmeda Stands Out for Exceptional Professional Promise

Sharaya Olmeda

The School of Information at San José State University is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise is Sharaya Olmeda, who completed the Master of Library and Information Science program and graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2019. This coveted recognition is awarded annually by peers and faculty of the iSchool’s Student Awards and Scholarship Committee.

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iSchool Students and Alumni Showcase Community Impact at 2019 CLA Poster Session
Poster Session Builds Presentation Skills, Confidence and Network

Image from Hayden Birkett's poster

The San José State University School of Information sponsored its fourth community poster session featuring alumni and student presenters during the California Library Association’s annual conference, held in October 2019. A gallery of the poster presentations from the CLA session and past sessions highlights the important work iSchool alumni and students are doing in their communities.

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MLIS Student’s Essay Wins Scholarship and Trip to Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum

Madelynn Dickerson, Wendy Blixrud Beckmann, Ellworth Beckmann

Choosing between an essay or a visual submission when considering her application format for the 2019 Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, Madelynn Dickerson decided to write an essay. Her decision proved successful in exhibiting evidence of her creative thinking and passion for research libraries. The San José State University School of Information graduate student received the $1,000 scholarship and was invited to attend the Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, themed “Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders in a Society in Constant Flux.”  

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iSchool Alumnae and Student Sweep CLA 2019 Election

Jayanti Addleman

The California Library Association Board of Directors will be Spartan strong with San José State University alumnae and a student winning seats in the 2019 CLA elections that were held on October 4, 2019. Jayanti Addleman, Brandy Buenafe, Jeanette Contreras, and Mayra Fuentes will take office on Saturday, October 26, 2019, and be honored at the annual CLA conference in Pasadena.

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Three iSchool Students Awarded California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland
‘I Cried,’ Says MLIS Student Upon Hearing They Won a Scholarship

Mayra Fuentes

Mayra Fuentes, Monica Vega Latona, and Brandi Veal, three students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information, were awarded the California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland. Each recipient received $2,500, a one-year student membership to CLA, and will be honored at the CLA annual conference October 24- 26, 2019.