iSchool Student Services Lunch and Learn Series: Public Librarianship MLIS Pathway Q and A with Advisors


Technology expert, information detective, manager, literacy expert, trainer, community programming coordinator, reader’s advisor, children’s storyteller, material reviewer, digital resource developer, and buyer — what do these varied roles have in common? These are just a few of the many hats that a public librarian can wear! Public Librarianship is one of the most diverse and evolving career pathways in the MLIS program. Learn more about the pathway and meet with instructors of the public librarianship pathway for a conversation and Q and A about building the skills necessary for a career in this area.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Anthony Bernier, Professor, SJSU iSchool, PhD
  • Dr. Michael Stephens, Professor, SJSU iSchool, PhD
  • Ruth Barefoot, Lecturer, SJSU iSchool, MLIS

This session is part of our series of Q and A with MLIS pathway advisors, which can be found on the Student Outreach and Advising Playlist on our YouTube channel. Please contact for more information.