Becoming a Librarian was never my intent. I worked in the library just to put me through undergrad. But, I should have known it was my destiny when I was an 18-year-old Summer Youth worker, and the then Librarian and Library Clerk left me in charge for three hours to attend a retirement party. <br />
In February 2001 my official library journey began. I started out as a Library Aide and within five years moved up to a Library Technician. It was in this position where I fell in love with the Summer Reading Program. In my eyes, this program is one of the best programs any patron can take part in.<br />
Over the years, I have seen families come together and participate, children increase reading comprehension, and build self confidence because of this program. Once I designed and implemented my first Summer Reading Program I was hooked. I knew then it was time for me to go back to school and get my Masters.
While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:
My Husband pushed me to go back to school after taking off seven years.This degree would not be possible if I did not have this support.<br />
My Mom has always been my number one supporter.<br />
My family, friends, and co-workers thank you for all of your support.<br />
Shaya Balli, gave me words at the very end the program....“You did the work already, now you are just sharing what you did"
While in the program, I met classmates from:
Sarah Tarvid Johnson is the one classmate I wish I could truly meet. Although she lives Fairfax, Virginia. She became my rock towards the end of the program. I can truly my classmate from Grad School.
What I liked best about online learning was:
Meeting classmates from all over the world.
What I enjoyed most about my experience at the SJSU School of Information was:
Meeting people from all over the world.
I plan to use my degree to:
The next chapter in my career is to finally say I am a Children’s Librarian, and once that happens who knows what comes next? One thing is for sure – my career is about to start.
Now that I have completed the program, I'm most looking forward to:
Watching Netflix, heading back to the gym, going to Disneyland, and possibly start a family.