San Jose State University



Sinead Christina Borgersen


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Andrea: Congratulations! I'm so proud that all the years of work can finally be officially celebrated.

Marie: Congratulations, Sinead! You worked so hard and deserve every reward.

Debbie Faires: Sinead--congratulations on a job very well done! You contributed so much to our project and I often think about insights you shared.

Ruth Barefoot: BRAVO BRAVO!!! So happy for you and your family. You've been through a lot these last few years, Sinead. Nice work!

Mary Bolin: Congratulations, Sinead!

Bethany Bannister-Andrews: Congratulations, Sinead!

Valerie Valicento: Congratulations!! We did it! I hope you're celebrating.

Cheryl Stenstrom: Congratulations, Sinead!

Beth Wrenn-Estes: To one of the best Collaborate Assistants I will ever have. All the best to you!

Sinead Christina Borgersen

The degree of

Master of Library and Information Science

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: San Jose, CA, US

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

It has always been a dream of mine to go back to school and earn a MLIS.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

My husband Jan who always believed I could do this even when I did not always believe I could, my children Fionn and Faelan who didn't mind me missing some of their weekends over the last five years. I also had a lot of support from the amazing teachers and fellow students as well as my work colleagues.

While in the program, I met classmates from:

All over the world, and while I never met in person, I became very good friends with them virtually.

What I liked best about online learning was:

I could study and write in the times I could create and was still able to work full time and be a Mum and a wife as well. The flexibility was one of the reasons I picked SJSU as my school of choice to return to after 25 years away from college.

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

How much I learned and actually used in my day job. It ignited a love of learning in me. I loved teaching and working as a collaborate assistant and mentor. I really enjoyed every class over the five years. One of my term papers is being published and that has also made me very happy.

I plan to use my degree to:

I began using my classes straight out of the gate as soon as I started. I am a global HR director at a fortune 500 software firm and i have leveraged nearly every class in my day to day role. Long term I would like to sojourn to teaching in an academic setting but it was a fantastic program to learn in.

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

Reading and catching up on weekends without papers to finish. We went to Universal Studios over Thanksgiving to see Harry Potter world there to celebrate finishing my masters. I read four fantasy novels while I was away and I do love that I can now do that and not worry about a paper to write.