In recent years, the library has hosted several interns and Patti Lindell scholars. Some of those students have gone on to graduate school for library science. We were pleased to hear from Cara Evanson ('09) who will graduate this Sunday from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies. She has accepted a position at Davidson College in North Carolina serving as an Information Literacy Librarian. Congratulations, Cara!
She is one of several Gustavus grads in the library profession. For example, Betsy Appleton '05 is an electronic resources librarian at George Mason University. She was recently selected as the ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services) Emerging Leader for 2010-2011. Two Gustavus grads currently serve their alma mater as reference librarians -- Michelle Twait '98 and Julie Gilbert '99.And, after a national search, Lois Langer Thompson '83 was named director of the Hennepin County public library system in 2009, managing an organization with 900 employees and a budget of $79 billion.
If you are thinking about a career in libraries, you may want to talk to a librarian, find out more about opportunities in this field, or pursue an internship in the library.