Community Profiles: Archives and Preservation

Community Profile

iSchool Graduate Finds Exciting Opportunities in Los Angeles

“Try to meet other people working in the field or who are studying similar things. I was really glad I got to work in a public library while I was going to school. The internships also helped me meet a diverse group of people with different skill sets, so just try to get out there as much as you can. Build your network out not just up, as we were told during the Academy Gold program. Build connections with your peers so you can all bring yourselves up in the process.” ​

Gerard Collins   
Resident Archivist, LA as Subject
Burbank, CA​            

Community Profile

MLIS Graduate Helping to Archive the Immortal Work of Charles M. Schulz

“My love of history led me down the archives pathway of classes. I chose SJSU’s iSchool because it is ALA accredited, and having an online program was important for me since I was working full time and needed to ‘attend classes’ at odd hours.”

Jennifer Pickens
MLIS Graduate 2014
Santa Rosa, CA

Community Profile

Brittany Austin: A Grand Pas to Success

“Two of my major motivations for going back to school for my MLIS were to build communities and to share information and resources within these communities. My overall academic goals were to take classes that gave me new experiences that I could not learn on the job at my current position in a college library.”

Brittany Austin Project Archivist, Jacob’s Pillow
Becket, Massachusetts
iSchool Alumna (MLIS, 2014)

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Intrepid Explorer Pursues Film Preservation

“The librarian degree will help me in my field. The [film preservation] certificate will say that, not only does this woman have the technical ability to handle these films, but she also knows how to catalog, she knows the procedures, has the information science background, knows metadata. The ‘Indiana Jones of Movies’ is what they call me.”

Sarah Smith
Long Beach, California
MLIS Student, Expected Graduation 2016
Future Selznick School of Film Preservation Certificate Student