Michael C. Baird
The degree of
Master of Library and Information Science
Current residence: Sundre, Canada
I wanted to earn a masters degree because:
While I had been a public library director for four years, I wanted to move on in my career and keep learning.
While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:
My mother and my peers at the Olds College Learning Commons and the Olds Municipal Library.
While in the program, I met classmates from:
The US, Japan, and other locations in Canada.
What I liked best about online learning was:
Not having to pay residency costs in another city on top of a mortgage back home.
What I enjoyed most about my experience at the SJSU School of Information was:
Researching the history of books and libraries, I also enjoyed cataloguing... but I am told that is weird.
I plan to use my degree to:
Relaunch my career in the larger library community.
Now that I have completed the program, I'm most looking forward to:
Finding employment that will enable me to explore more of the world and work with libraries in a new location.