Elizabeth Blakesley, of Pullman, Washington, took the first step in a career change last spring when she enrolled in the Post-Master’s Certificate program at SJSU SLIS. A year later, with her post-master’s certificate in hand and coursework covering digital archives, she imagines a future managing rare manuscripts and digital assets.
As education manager at the Architectural Heritage Center, in Portland, Oregon, Val Ballestrem does a little of everything. He organizes programs, books lectures, leads tours, and oversees research projects in the center’s library and archive. Completing the Post-Master’s Certificate program at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science in spring 2013, has increased his knowledge of working with digital archives.
As the Youth Services Coordinator at Saskatoon Public Library in Saskatchewan, Canada, student Thomas Knutson entered the SJSU SLIS Post-Master’s Certificate Program to develop skills that will help him advance to a senior leadership role in a public or academic library, where he sees opportunities for repositioning library services for the digital age and strengthening strategic community partnerships.
When student Carleen Huxley received her MLIS degree in 2006 from the University of Oklahoma, in Tulsa, libraries were just beginning to explore social media as a service tool. To improve her knowledge in digital services and social media, Huxley recently enrolled in our School’s Post-Master’s Certificate Program, which allows individuals who already hold a master’s degree in any discipline to update their knowledge and explore emerging trends in library and information science.