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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blueprint for an Academic Librarian
Susan Widule lists five qualities for being "one awesome academic librarian." The MLIS student is starting her iSchool journey with a Director's Scholarship for Excellence!
Lizette Lizardi loves to read, write and do research. The Director's Scholarship for Excellence recipient says, "My love for libraries and my belief that libraries are the key to emotionally healthy, educated, and financially strong communities is what drew me to the profession of Public Librarianship."
Every Question Tells a Story
It turns out a job as a barista is what inspired Devon Simpson to pursue a career in librarianship. Simpson's infographic earned a Director's Scholarship for Excellence. Congratulations!