San Jose State University



Elizabeth J. Byrne


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John and Lynn: We are really happy for you Liz.. You stayed with your program no matter what the challenges and we congratulate you on your success. Well done little sister. Lots of love xo

Rick: Congratulations Liz

Kath & Mike: Well done Liz! So proud of you.

Tamarack: Congratulations, Elizabeth! So glad to have connected with you through the iSchool.

Michelle Holschuh Simmons: Congratulations, Elizabeth! Best wishes to you!

Chris Hagar: Congratulations Elizabeth! All the very best!

Ruth Barefoot, Instructor: BRAVO!!

anthony bernier: I concur with Tamarack- wear your SRJ pin proudly sometimes! And don't you dare show up at a future iSchool reception without it! :) Hope to see you at our annual alumni meeting. ~ab

Cheryl Stenstrom: Congratulations, Liz!

Virginia Tucker: Congratulations, Liz! Wishing you all the best!

Mary Bolin: Congratulations, Liz!

Joey: So Proud of you mom! Seeing your dedication to achieving what you've set your mind to has shown me what it takes to succeed in life. Way to go!!!

Elizabeth & Steve: Congrats on your degree! Fantastic!

Sarah: Way to go, Liz! Congratulations! xoxo

Elizabeth J. Byrne

The degree of

Master of Library and Information Science

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: Roberts Creek, Canada

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

After many years as a library paraprofessional, I knew I could bring more to information services with a masters degree behind me.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

My husband Doug and my children, Joey and Kelsey.

While in the program, I met classmates from:

all over the world! Many were from California, but I met people from England, France, India, and even some from my home province in Canada.

What I liked best about online learning was:

Online learning was a perfect fit for me, as I work full time and am a motivated and self-directed learner. Asynchronous lessons and the online learning platform allowed me to be strategic in planning assignments and emerging technologies facilitated collaborations with fellow students.

What I enjoyed most about my experience at the SJSU School of Information was:

My best experience at SJSU iSchool was meeting the professors and students. I was impressed with the caliber of professionalism and sense of inquiry. Group work and collaboration was exemplary. Also, copy-editing for SRJ and my Membership Director position with the ASIS&T Student Chapter were both great experiences!

I plan to use my degree to:

provide information services using proven experience and fabulous new skills.

Now that I have completed the program, I'm most looking forward to:

having some leisure activities re-introduced into my life!