Community Profiles

Urban Planner and iSchool Alum Explores Deep Relationship Between Public Libraries and Cities

“I chose SJSU iSchool for its affordable tuition, flexible online program and access to high-quality faculty and graduate student research opportunities in the MLIS program. These continue to be my selling points when people ask me about the MLIS program at SJSU iSchool.

Passion for records and digital preservation led MLIS graduate Jennifer Mundy to work as a records officer and electronic records management analyst.

“I found what would work best for me was working full time at a library or archives while attending an online MLIS program, and the MLIS program at SJSU came highly recommended.”

Jennifer Mundy
MLIS Graduate 2008
Multnomah County, OR

Diligent MLIS Grad Serves as Regional Director for Network of Regional Medical Libraries

“I found every one of the instructors [at SJSU] to be intelligent, knowledgeable and excited about the field. I especially found many of the adjunct professors who were actively working in the field helped to share the “real world” of librarianship and added to the experience.”

Recent MARA Alumna Fast-Tracks the Certified Records Manager Exam with Her iSchool Studies

“Reflecting on my testing experience, I recognized that the courses I had taken during the MARA program at the iSchool had prepared me with broad AND specific knowledge - keys to success on the [CRM] exam but also in working in the records and information management field in general.”

iSchool Experiences Help Another MLIS Alum find Dream Job

Perhaps the most significant lesson I learned was that being my authentic self is the most important aspect of professional growth and development.”

Jessica Gilbert Redman
MLIS Graduate 2016
Grand Forks, ND