Why I Want To Be An Information Professional

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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 Scholarship for Excellence. The pins give a glimpse into their motivation to pursue an MLIS, MARA or Informatics degree and realize their dream career. For more info about the scholarship, please visit https://ischool.sjsu.edu/ischool-new-student-scholarships

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With a Masters of Art History, Heather Reinold is ready to delve into the world of archives at the iSchool. Student Scholarships, Dream Career, First Job, New Students, Preserves, Art History, Masters, How To Apply, Master's Degree

Preserving Our Past: Becoming an Archivist

With a Masters of Art History, Heather Reinold is ready to delve into the world of archives at the iSchool.

With no internet access at home, Hannah Nguyen spent a lot of time growing up at her local library. With a background in marketing, Hannah has aspirations to use the skills she has gained to make a bigger impact for libraries. Student Scholarships, Dream Career, Local Library, Background Information, Marketing Jobs, New Students, Libraries, Growing Up, Infographic

Why I Want to Do Marketing for Public Libraries

With no internet access at home, Hannah Nguyen spent a lot of time growing up at her local library. With a background in marketing, Hannah has aspirations to use the skills she has gained to make a bigger impact for libraries.

Laura Darlington’s experiences as a supervisor for a youth technology center at her local public library and as a Interim Director of a small museum has uncovered her passion to become an Art Librarian. Student Scholarships, Dream Career, New Students, Infographic, Youth, Public, How To Apply, Museum, Passion

Art Librarianship: Portrait of a Career

Laura Darlington’s experiences as a supervisor for a youth technology center at her local public library and as a Interim Director of a small museum has uncovered her passion to become an Art Librarian.

Never underestimate the power of the {Social} Librarian - Infographic. I am a {social} librarian, Joe Murphy and Library Connect. Full info at libraryconnect. Library Humor, Library Quotes, Library Lessons, Library Books, Middle School Libraries, Elementary Library, Library Science, Library Activities, Web Social

I am a social librarian (infographic)

Digital world demands from a librarian one more skill – ability to use social media to curate, educate, and promote. See also:…

Scholarship winner Mason Harper takes us on the path that led him to a career in library and information science, which coincidentally began just across town from San Jose State University. San Jose State University, Student Scholarships, Library Science, Dream Career, New Students, Paths, Infographic, How To Apply, Posters

My Path

Scholarship winner Mason Harper takes us on the path that led him to a career in library and information science, which coincidentally began just across town from San Jose State University.

Ellie Avis got her first library job in 2018 and is on her way to becoming a professional librarian by earning her MLIS degree. Medium Readings, Student Scholarships, Dream Career, New Students, Infographic, How To Become, How To Apply, Social Media, Train

Path to Becoming an Info-Professional

Ellie Avis got her first library job in 2018 and is on her way to becoming a professional librarian by earning her MLIS degree.

The scholarship committee appreciated Megan Ward's creativity in explaining her dream job. Megan is earning her MLIS degree in pursuit of a career in medical librarianship. Dream Career, Dream Job, Student Scholarships, Megan Ward, In Pursuit, New Students, Health Care, Infographic, Creativity

Operation Medical Librarian

The scholarship committee appreciated Megan Ward's creativity in explaining her dream job. Megan is earning her MLIS degree in pursuit of a career in medical librarianship.

Using a garden analogy, Megan Kerpan explains the importance of librarianship and why she wants to be an information professional. Student Scholarships, Dream Career, New Students, Infographic, How To Apply, Canning, Garden, Infographics, Garten

Libraries: Where Everyone Can Flourish

Using a garden analogy, Megan Kerpan explains the importance of librarianship and why she wants to be an information professional.

Jenny Chin's scholarship-winning infographic explains why she wants to pursue a career in public librarianship. Student Scholarships, Dream Career, New Students, Explain Why, Infographic, Public, How To Apply, Motivation, Infographics

Building Communities through Public Libraries

Jenny Chin's scholarship-winning infographic explains why she wants to pursue a career in public librarianship.

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.” Student Scholarships, Library Skills, Dream Career, New Students, Diversity, Libraries, Did You Know, Infographic, Things I Want

Libraries for All

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. Student Scholarships, Library Skills, Youth Services, Reluctant Readers, Dream Career, New Students, Graduate School, A Decade, Spotlight

Modern Librarianship

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.

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Service Through Public Librarianship

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. Dream Career, My Career, Career Path, Corona California, Student Scholarships, New Students, My Goals, Data Science, Empty

Data Scientist

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.

The right time in marketing sales and social is really all that matters. But first we must be listening and engaged with the community to know in real-time what the right time is! Dr. Seuss, The Words, Funny Reading Quotes, All That Matters, Math Teacher, Teacher Quotes, Teacher Humor, Look At You, Inspire Me

17 Quotes That Prove Librarians Are the Best

Funny book quotes about how much the world needs librarians.

From grade teacher to teacher librarian, Renee Cashmere is on her way to achieving her career goals. She is one of the five recipients of the fall 2019 Director's Scholarship for Excellence. Librarian Career, Teacher Librarian, Dream Career, Career Goals, Student Scholarships, Library Skills, Research Skills, Knowledge Is Power, New Students

Knowledge is Power

From 8th grade teacher to teacher librarian, Renee Cashmere is on her way to achieving her career goals. She is one of the five recipients of the fall 2019 Director's Scholarship for Excellence.