Julia Bourland Chambers


Debbie Faires: It's great that in addition to your coursework you also made time to serve as an officer in ALASC. I hope to see you in the area again sometime soon. I hope you can come to the school's reception on May 22. Congratulations on a job very well done, Julia!

Virginia Tucker: Congratulations, Julia! I wish you all the best.

Ian Matzen: Congratulations, Julia. So nice to have worked with you.

Marisa Martinez-Jimenez: Congratulations, Julia! I enjoyed working with you in the LIBR 204 class! I wish you all the best.

Mary Ann Harlan: Congrats!

Elaine Hall: Hi Julia! So glad to be celebrating with you and look forward to connecting with you in "library world". Congratulations!! It was go great to work with you on the ALASC board!

Jolene Kemos: Congratulations Julia!

Julia Bourland Chambers

The degree of

Master of Library and Information Science

Virtual Convocation


Current residence: Berkeley, CA, US

I wanted to earn a masters degree because:

I wanted to increase my career options with a graduate degree and felt the MLIS degree provided may opportunities for traditional and non-traditional information careers.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:

My two daughters, who despite enduring weekends lost to me behind a computer, encouraged me all along the way.

While in the program, I met classmates from:

All over California, Hawaii, London, East Coast, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

What I liked best about online learning was:

The ability to go at my own pace, work odd hours, and still get a degree while working and raising a family -- this is a great option for women in particular.

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

Interacting with amazing teachers.

I plan to use my degree to:

Work in a school library, conduct research on how students conduct research and find books they love to read, and get involved in professional organizations.

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

My weekends are back!