Sheila Gurtu
Student Outreach Specialist

Sheila Gurtu

As the student outreach specialist, Sheila Gurtu supports the associate director to coordinate graduate advising and develops student success resources for the San José State University School of Information. She maintains the Canvas advising sites for MLIS and Certificate students, manages Open Classes, MARA, Informatics and Certificate enrollment services and also implements outreach, retention and survey analysis for the school. She is available to help all students by email and Zoom.

In 2010, Gurtu joined the Circle of Learning grant staff, providing support with student services, accounting, communications, project marketing and dissemination, data collection, reporting, and conference planning. She also helped iSchool faculty with other federally funded grants.

Gurtu is an iSchool alumna and enjoyed working as a teacher librarian in elementary and junior high schools in San José for many years.


  • MLIS San José State University
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Teacher Librarian Services Credential, San José State University
  • BA (Anthropology and Art History) University of California, Santa Cruz