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Faculty Selects MLIS Graduating Student for Top Honor
Max Gonzalez Burdick Named Ken Haycock Award Winner

Max Gonzalez Burdick

Max Gonzalez Burdick, a graduating student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the San José State University School of Information, has received the 2023 Ken Haycock Award and served as the iSchool’s student speaker during the May 19 virtual convocation. The Ken Haycock Award is given annually to an MLIS student who “exhibits the most exceptional professional promise for leadership.” Burdick was nominated for the prestigious award by the iSchool faculty and received $1,000 and a citation.


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.”


iSchool Students Supported Every Step of their Learning Journey
Student Services Team Expands Services with Live Chat, Personalized Coaching, and Spanish-Speaking Advising

Student Services Team members

As the front line of student support for San José State University’s School of Information, the Student Services Team is consistently innovating to meet and anticipate the needs of its diverse population. To enhance its reach, the team has recently expanded in size and scope. The addition of two new staff members and increased engagement platforms has amplified access to the team’s services and resources.


iSchool Prioritizes Health and Wellness with Addition of New Advisor

Loida Garcia-Febo

Focused on health and wellness, the San José State University School of Information has tapped into Loida Garcia-Febo’s expertise and passion for wellness in librarianship, bringing her on board as the iSchool’s first health and wellness advisor. Garcia-Febo is past-president of the American Library Association, among other noteworthy positions. In this new role at the iSchool, she will bring a variety of resources about mental health and wellness.