Alumni in the News

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A big shout out to alumni of the SJSU School of Information who are getting noticed in their communities for the fantastic work they do every day. Congratulations on your promotions, awards and other achievements!

February 2022 

Stephanie Saba

Stephanie Saba was named branch manager of Pacifica’s libraries in January 2022. “I love my job. I’ve loved working in the library these past 18 years. I am passionate about libraries,” she said. Read the full story at: https://www.pacificatribune.com/news/new-pacifica-library-branch-manager-brings-native-s-understanding-to-job/article_ddae1406-83b5-11ec-838d-f77019e7abe1.html

January 2022

Lindsey Travis

Lindsey Travis, ‘18 MLIS, has been named as the new library director for the Sweetwater County Library System. She began her new duties on January 1, 2022. Read the full story at: https://www.sweetwaternow.com/lindsey-travis-appointed-as-new-sweetwater-county-library-director/

Ashleigh Torres

Ashleigh Torres, ‘17 MLIS, is the new library branch supervisor for Winters Community Library. “I’ve worked in school settings and previously as a youth services librarian for El Dorado County. Then this job came up and it was a perfect marriage of everything I was interested in,” explained Torres. Read the full story at: https://www.wintersexpress.com/community/winters-welcomes-its-new-librarian

August 2021

Gayathri Kanth

Gayathri Kanth, ‘98 MLIS, was recently appointed the new director of library services for the Palo Alto City Library. “My short-term goal as Director is to continue the phased reopening all the five libraries. My long-term goal is to work with the leadership team to continue providing seamless services while navigating the pandemic, from Library-on-Demand vending machines to automated materials handling machines,” said Kanth. Read the full story at: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/News-Articles/City-Manager/City-Council-Confirmation-Scheduled-for-New-Directors-of-Library-and-Information-Technology-Departments

Laura Fentress

Laura Fentress shares her experience working for Grand Island Public Library. ““I knew I wanted to be a librarian when I was considering different career paths, and a friend of mine told me, ‘When a librarian takes home work, that means they take home books to read,’” she said. “I thought, I should look into this a little more!” Read the full story at: https://theindependent.com/news/local/sharing-the-love-librarian-fentress-fosters-lifelong-love-of-reading-to-all/article_2bd8b826-f346-11eb-bd7c-ff78b67d45b0.html