Why I Want To Be An Information Professional
This collection is from the winning infographic applications and Pinterest boards created by new students at the SJSU iSchool to apply for the Director's…
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In her infographic, Libraries for All, Jessica Kruse echoed the call for diversity and highlighted her interest in public librarianship. While acknowledging that financial help was one inspiration for applying for the scholarship, Kruse said she was excited to do the research and put together an infographic. “It is the most creative scholarship application process I’ve seen, and it made me excited to begin my education at SJSU.”
In her winning infographic, Laura Gaskill turned the spotlight on youth services and the need for more diverse books. “Returning to graduate school after nearly a decade as a working mom, it's really important to me to minimize the loan burden on my family as much as possible, and this scholarship is a huge help that I'm incredibly grateful for,” said Gaskill.
Elissa Vura embraced a new challenge in making her winning presentation, Service Through Public Librarianship. “I had never made an infographic or digital poster before, but I liked the idea of creating of a wholly electronic piece that would require me to succinctly marry message and design,” she said. Vura will be pursuing her MLIS degree so she can become a librarian and “use my talents with greater impact on the community I love.”
Kaylin Braden, future Informatics student, currently works as a business systems analyst for the city of Corona, California. “Creating my infographic was a very rewarding approach to defining my career path while acknowledging the values, ideas, and challenges that will be critical to implement and address throughout my journey,” she said.