Julia Adrienne Wells


Lauch Fraser: Congratulations Julia! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. You excelled in your studies and still made time for your family. I can't wait to see what comes next. Love Lauch

Rebecca Sheppard: Congratulations, Julia! What an accomplishment. You managed to juggle so much these last 4 years ~ you're an inspiration. Love, Becca

Lisa Kramer: Julia, you never cease to amaze me with your dedication, your kindness, and your intellect. Congratulations to you for this achievement! I have tremendous admiration for the way you combined graduate school with all your responsibilities and pursuits, making it all look easy from where I stood (admittedly nowhere near your computer). The fact that you still had time for friendship somewhere in there exemplifies your generous heart. Sending you love. Beaming with pride. xoxo

Liam Fraser: Somehow you continued to raise us and ace your masters degree all at once! Congratulations mum.

Jack Fraser: You've been an excellent mother and student and we are all so proud of you for this huge milestone! Congratulations mum, we love you!

Beth Morgan: Congratulations Julia, what a huge accomplishment!!!! Woot woot, you will have more time!

Erin-THE-Proudest-Sister-in-the-World!: Yay!!! You did it! Congratulations, Julia, on completing your Masters! I am in constant awe of the life you have lived over the past 4 years. You have been able to juggle so many roles and STILL come out with a smile and straight A's. Your hard work and achievements are to be honoured. I'm so very proud!

Anne McCoy: So impressed. There's bound to be an opening for Head Librarian somewhere in Akron area, so you can come back!! Xoxo

Megan Fraser :)))))))): I am so proud of you mum!! I'm so thankful for everything that you do for us everyday and you are an amazing role model for all of us. :-)

Kathy Gaynor: I'm immensely proud of you Julia. You worked so hard to earn this, managed to keep your family life going, and always approached your time at work with great enthusiasm, curiosity and humour. Mazel tov!

Shae : Yay Auntie! All your hard work finally paying off, congrats! so proud :) <3

Your extremely proud Mom: Julia, I'm so awed by your amazing accomplishments: balancing your job, your family and your studies so beautifully to achieve your Masters with straight A's!!! I know how hard you've worked as well as the hours you've spent and I'm bursting with pride and bragging to everyone that I'm the Mom of such a wonderful woman! The "Julia's Reading Group" must be walking on air right now! BRAVA! love, Mom

Debbie Andrews: Congratulations, Julia! Well done! You have survived four years of juggling the maelstrom of responsibilities at home, at work and at school. Your tenacity and work ethic are inspirational; thanks for being a great role-model, and for sharing your senses of humour and humility with everyone in your life. Proud to be your friend:)

Laurie Putnam: You have much to be proud of, Julia. From the iSchool side of the world, I would never have known you were artfully juggling so many other responsibilities at the same time you were doing such great work here! Your contributions to the LIS Publications Wiki will be supporting LIS professionals for years to come. Thank you, and congratulations!

Ruth Barefoot, SJSU Instructor: Congrats to you, Julia. Best wishes as you grow your career!

Cheryl Stenstrom: Congratulations, Julia!

Kimberly Partanen: Hi Julia, Congratulations to you too! Isn't it great to be done : )

Erica Sodeyama: Congratulations Julia! I wish you the best!

Molly Gunderson: Congratulations, Julia! We did it! It was nice getting to know you. Wishing you all the best in your library career.

Julia Adrienne Wells

The degree of

Master of Library and Information Science

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: Kamloops, Canada

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

After earning a bachelor degree 26 years ago, I always knew that I wanted to further my studies. Three countries and three kids later, I finally decided to pursue a master degree -- I mean how hard could it be with three teens, a job, and a household to manage...? I also wanted to be a role model for my kids -- it's never too late to learn!

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

~ Lauch, Jack, Liam and Megan for allowing me to monopolize the family computer for the last four years, for making a "Do not disturb" sign for the door whenever I had a group meeting, and for your constant support, words of encouragement, and love.<br /> ~ the rest of my family and friends for your words of love and support, and especially for your forgiveness of my neglect over the past four years.<br /> ~ my co-workers -- clerks, techs and librarians -- for your generosity, commiseration, and encouragement.

What I liked best about online learning was:

The ability to access lectures and classrooms at my convenience, having 11:59pm as a due time for assignments, getting to know such a wide variety of fellow students from across North America (and beyond), and being able study in my pajamas!

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

The dedication, enthusiasm and generosity of my professors, and the connections with fellow classmates.

I plan to use my degree to:

Find a job as a librarian!

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

Coffee with friends, weeding my garden, and finding out what my kids have been up to for the last four years.