San Jose State University



Marissa Lynn Chimento




Daddy: I am so very proud of you!! XOXO

Little : Big, I am so very proud of you!! You are going to be the best librarian in all the land! <3 love you!

Rosebud: Rose!! I am so excited and proud you have accomplished your dream! All of those children and peoples lives who get to mee you are going to be even more amazing like mine by knowing you! I cannot wait to see what you do and how many hearts you touch and create a love for reading in!

Heather Hansen: Congrats! You are an excellent children's librarian and it was a pleasure training you at your library. I wish you luck and prosperity in all your future ventures!

Aunt Nanci: I am so proud of you. Getting your Master's with fabulous grades!! You are so dedicated and committed to being the best Librarian ever! Congratulations to my beautiful Goddaughter!!! I love you!! ❤

Mommy: What an accomplishment. I never doubted you. I always knew once you set your goals, you always succeed. I am so very proud of you! I love, love, love you❤❤❤

Uncle Frank: Me and Aunt Sharon are so very proud of you. You have amazed us even though we knew you would reach your goal and all those you make in the future. Your grandfather Carmine would be so proud to see what his granddaughter has accomplished. Congratulations to a wonderful niece who is beautiful inside and out. We love you very much!

Bridgette & Dave: Congrats on this amazing achievement!

Aunt Pat and Uncle Jim: Job well done. we are very proud of your accomplishments, Best wishes for future success

Nicole & Joe : " Sister" Marissa, We are so proud of you. You have worked and studied day and night for this. All that dedication has finally paid off. You Deserve this. You have grown into such a smart, caring, and beautiful woman. We love you so much

Aunt Judy & Uncle Chub: Congratulations! I know you must have worked hard on this degree. We are so proud of you.....way to keep up the Chimento tradition!

Kevin, Moira, & Sofia: Congratulations! You did it! What a great accomplishment. It is hard to do when you are working too. You're a great role model for Sofia. Sofia loves all your book choices.

Shannon and Scott: Congratulations to you! What an amazing accomplishment. So proud of you!

Laura Migliore: Well done, Marissa! It is a privilege to work with such an enthusiastic, caring young woman. You are an inspiration to everyone you meet. Congratulations and enjoy this success. All good things are ahead of you! Can't wait to see what the future brings.

Ruth Barefoot, Lecturer: Nice Work!!

Cheryl Stenstrom: Congratulations!

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

Beth Wrenn-Estes: Congratulations to you! So happy that you were in my classes.

Marissa Lynn Chimento

The degree of

Master of Library and Information Science

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: Millstone Township, NJ, US

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

I obtained my masters degree in order to advance in my current profession as a children's librarian.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

My parents have always been my biggest supporters in life and I would not have had the courage to follow my dreams if not for them. My extended family also gave me the encouragement to become a librarian and obtain my masters degree. I would also like to thank my best friends Alaina and Brandi for all their support as I completed my degree. A special thanks also to my coworkers at the Monmouth County Library. Thank you for all of your support and help as I completed my degree!

While in the program, I met classmates from:

All over the world

What I liked best about online learning was:

Easy to gain work experience while obtaining my degree.

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

Learning about what it takes to be a successful Information Professional.

I plan to use my degree to:

Become a successful Youth Services librarian and help children discover their love of reading.

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

Spending time with my family and friends.