SLASC Executive Committee

President: Lauren Kime

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Lauren is a full time MLIS student, having enrolled in the SJSU iSchool in Fall 2021. She received her BA in Art History from California State University, Channel Islands. Her professional background is in collections management and exhibition curation, largely through internships and volunteer work. Her most recent full-time job is as an archival assistant to the Muppets Studio with the Walt Disney Company. She currently resides in her childhood hometown with her husband, 1 year old daughter and mom, accompanied by her black cat named Draco, gray cat named Harry, and a tiny tripod Chihuahua named Cyndaquil (or Cynder for short). In her free time, she loves to read, decorate her Passion Planner, play DnD and work on embroidery.

Vice President: Laura Dowell

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Laura (she/her) is from Long Beach, CA and started the MLIS program in Spring 2021. She has a BA in Child Development and Family Studies from CSULB, and is very excited about this career shift. Laura found her path to the MLIS program through her passion for creative writing. She hopes to use this degree to amplify and support underrepresented populations while persevering and archiving research. When she is not at school, you can find Laura writing with her cats, spending time in nature or watching Studio Ghibli. 

Secretary: Jenny Roach

Jenny (she/her) started her MLIS education at SJSU in January 2023. She has a BA in Linguistics from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Texas Woman’s University. She has a special interest in independent research libraries, museum archives, and the preservation of endangered languages. In the past, she coordinated Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (AIDE) programming at the University of North Texas in collaboration with the surrounding community. In her spare time, she studies languages both ancient and modern, practices her creative writing skills, and plays video games with her husband.

Assistant Secretary: Catherine Moore

Bio coming soon!

Archivist: Christine Nguyen

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Coming from an undergraduate background in Japanese and Linguistics, Christine entered the MLIS program in the Fall 2022 semester after realizing her passion and love for digital archives. In her spare time, she manages her growing digital library of more than 100,000+ photos and videos documenting the history of her entire life. As such, she aspires to break into the field of digital asset management in the corporate sector as a career. Born and raised in San Jose to Vietnamese immigrant parents, she was the first in her family to attend college at San Jose State University for her Bachelor’s degree, and now works at the university’s Special Collections & Archives while completing her Master’s degree. Feel free to reach out to her for anything, as she loves to meet new people!

Assistant Archivist: Stephen Kelley

I am a full time MLIS student who started in January 2022. I previously attended Grand Canyon State University for my BA in history with an emphasis in public history. I have also volunteered with the digital archives center of the Smithsonian Museum online, and as a curator’s assistant at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in 2021. I moved back to my home state of California in 2021 after living in Arizona for the past 15 years. Whenever I have free time I enjoy exercising, playing basketball and baseball (baseball being my favorite sport), and watching movies.  

Programming Director: Lauren West

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Lauren (she/her) started her MLIS academic journey in the Spring of 2022 a few years after graduating with her BA in English and Digital Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2018. She studies and works remotely as a freelance copywriter in Southern California with her family and her 3 guinea pigs. Lauren also serves as the iSchool’s Community Profiles Writer where she enjoys getting to know other library students and working professionals and their stories. In her spare time, Lauren reads and writes fiction and enjoys playing Animal Crossing and The Sims. She hopes to finish her degree in December 2023, and looks forward to finding a nontraditional career in communications, education and librarianship.

Assistant Programming Director: Tyrell Frederick

Tyrell (He/Him) is a full-time MLIS student from Gießen, Germany. He moved to the United States when he was five and has lived in the bay area for the past 4 years. He has a BA in History from CSUS with a concentration on colonial studies. He is excited to dedicate himself to becoming an information professional and taking his skills learned as an educator with him to be an effective librarian. He hopes to use his degree to make special and academic libraries a more inviting space for first-generation and underrepresented students. While not at school you can find him reading a comic book or drooling over the latest role-playing game releases. Currently, Tyrell works for the City of Santa Clara as an adult literacy assistant, and as a student intern for the County of Santa Clara.

Second Assistant Programming Director: Hailey Giczy

Hailey Giczy (she/her) graduated with degrees in History and Political Science from Chapman University. She will earn her MLIS from SJSU in 2024. Her passion for librarianship is people-driven, and after having worked in special libraries, academic libraries, K-12 libraries, and the public library, she is pursuing a career in public librarianship. Much of her undergraduate and graduate research is centered on services for marginalized, underrepresented, or forgotten communities, and she hopes that her career in public service will improve the lives of those in her community.

Communications Director: Caitlin Sheil

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Caitlin (she/her) started the MLIS program in the Spring of 2023. She was born and raised in Cool, California and currently resides in Pasadena, California. After receiving her BA in Cinema/Television Arts with an emphasis in Sound Design, Caitlin worked as a foley artist and sound editor. Her passion for audio has steered her towards audio archival. In her free time Caitlin enjoys reading, playing with her cat Leap, crafting, and listening to Depeche Mode. Caitlin is a huge dinosaur fanatic and is always looking for a fellow Di-Know It All to chat with. By joining the SLASC, Caitlin is hoping to make new friends and build a strong network foundation.

Assistant Communications Director: Vacant


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Second Assistant Communications Director: Vacant


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Membership Director: Rosine Bingol

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 Rosine Bingol (she/her) started the MLIS program in the Fall of 2021 and is planning to graduate in the Spring of 2024. She earned her BA in Political Science and Political Administration at Marmara University, İstanbul, Türkiye, and her MBA at San Francisco State University. By joining the SLASC, Rosine brings many years of experience contributing to non-profit organizations. She has worked as a linguistic search editor, tester, QA analyst, and content coordinator on various multilingual data-driven projects (French, Turkish, and English). Most recently, she worked as a Metadata Specialist at Stanford University Libraries, where she found her passion for taxonomy, ontology, information organization, digital services, and information architecture. While working on her MLIS, Rosine actively volunteers at her children’s school and enjoys cooking, reading, listening to classical music, and practicing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

Assistant Membership Director: Madelyn Tarr

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Madelyn started the MLIS program in Fall 2021 and expects to graduate in Spring 2024. She is originally from South Florida and earned a BA in Spanish and International Studies from University of Miami. Following her undergraduate career, she went to law school and graduated with a J.D and LL.M. in Law and Entrepreneurship from Duke University School of Law. Madelyn currently works as a corporate attorney in San Diego, focusing on entrepreneurship and venture capital, and in her free time loves reading, playing golf and attending ballet classes.

Second Assistant Membership Director: Vanessa Sztym

Vanessa (she/her) is a settler and lives and works in Treaty 6 Territory in Alberta, Canada, traditional home to the Cree, Denesuliné, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, Métis and many others. She began her MLIS program in Fall 2023 and is planning to graduate in spring 2026. She obtained her BA in History, with a minor in Japanese language and literature, from the University of Alberta. After a few years working in Japan, Vanessa returned to Canada and obtained a Library and Information Technology diploma from MacEwan University. After obtaining her LIT diploma Vanessa spent approximately six years working in public libraries before transitioning to work in a legislative library, where she works full-time as a library technician. In her free time Vanessa volunteers at a local history museum, dances with a local ensemble, and knits, tats, cross-stitches, and makes lace.

Social Media Director: Anthony Elizondo

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Anthony Elizondo (he/him) is a full time student at San José State University and began his MLIS journey in Spring 2022. Anthony was born and raised in the Bay Area and resides in Antioch, CA. After receiving his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts at Los Medanos College, Anthony transferred to California State University East Bay and received his BA in English. After working in customer service for over five years as a retail manager, Anthony decided to pursue a career in librarianship. Anthony is passionate about jail & re-entry services, social justice, and EDI in libraries. By joining the SLASC, he hopes to meet new friends, network with others, and contribute his skills as the Social Media Director. During his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing guitar, attending concerts, watching movies, gardening, playing video games, and baking.

Assistant Social Media Director: Erin Robinson

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Erin (she/her/hers) began the MLIS program in Spring 2021 and is following the Digital Curation pathway while working towards the Digital Assets Management certificate. She lives in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and lots of pets. She currently volunteers at the Sherman Grinberg Film Library in Chatsworth, CA. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from Cal State Long Beach, and her other academic pursuits are Archival Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, and French. Her family stewards a Little Free Library and a Free Little Art Gallery in their front yard. 

Second Assistant Social Media Director: Paula Dauguet

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Paula lives in San Jose, California and received her BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish in Spring 2019 from San Jose State University. She enrolled in the MLIS program in Spring 2023 and is currently in the process of figuring out what pathway she wants to take (heavily leaning on emerging technologies!) She has been working as a part-time Page for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State for the last year and has recently transitioned from Access Services to the Youth department. Ideally, she would love to graduate in December 2025 and is currently on track to achieve that goal. In her spare time, she enjoys watching soccer, spending time with her cat, hiking/walks in the park, and reading.

Blog Director: Adina Vega

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Adina (she/her) is an MLIS student residing in southern Colorado, attending the program on a full-ride scholarship. She received her BS in Marketing and Advertising from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2007. Her professional background is in nonprofit marketing; however, she is most proud of her volunteer work with organizations like NAMI, Sierra Club, and her local library district, where she has volunteered for over three years. She had an epiphany after attending a volunteer appreciation dinner and was encouraged to apply to library school. She works with the community relations team, special collections, and the Friends of the Library used bookstore, where she gets to smell old books all day. She plans to graduate in 2025, work at her main library branch, and eventually work in special or academic librarianship. She is a passionate advocate for mental health accessibility and affordability. She enjoys reading and collecting underground adult graphic novels, CrossFit, listening to indie music, needle felting, and thrifting.

Assistant Blog Editor: Michelle Sosa

Michelle (she/her) began the MLIS program in Spring of 2023. Throughout her undergraduate years in UC Irvine, she was exposed to academic librarianship by her library supervisor and became inspired to dive into the field. Upon graduating from UC Irvine with a BA in English, she began saving money for the MLIS program and has finally achieved that goal. Michelle currently resides in Long Beach, California where she volunteers as a literacy tutor for Long Beach Public Library and serves as an intern for Long Beach City College. Juggling the MLIS program while working full time makes Michelle a busy bee but in her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading (a huge bookworm), practicing her mandarin, listening to podcasts, socializing with friends, and/or watching films. 

Second Assistant Blog Editor: Vacant


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Webmaster: Marisa Lee

Marisa (she/her) started the MLIS program in Fall 2021. She has an interest in reference services and research & information literacy instruction in academic libraries and special collections. She has worked in the past for the National Archives at San Francisco and the Chinese Historical Society of America, and currently does freelance work as an archival researcher while working part-time for San Mateo County Libraries as a library assistant. Marisa is active in her children’s schools and is passionate about genealogy and family history research. She has a BA in American Studies and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

Assistant Webmaster: Kristina Gerhardt

Kristina (she/her) is a native Californian who lives in Los Angeles. After receiving her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design, she decided to continue her education. Upon discovering the library technology program at Pasadena City College, she enrolled and was so impassioned that she completed the certificate along with the archives and digital collections certification. This inspired her to apply to the MLIS program at San Jose State University. She recently completed an internship at the university library at Cal State Northridge and is eager to see what the future holds. She aspires to work in a museum, academic library, or archival setting. In her spare time, she can be found immersed in a book, manga, or webcomic, gaming, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, caring for her plants, and marveling at the beauty of nature.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Norman Mooradian

Norman Mooradian has had a multifaceted career working as an information professional and as an academic focusing on digital ethics. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. He also completed graduate courses in Legal Studies at the University of Illinois and attained the CIPP/US Information Privacy Professional Certification from the IAPP. Dr. Mooradian has published articles in areas such as information ethics, business ethics, information privacy, enterprise content management (ecm), knowledge management, and virtual reality, and he is the author of Ethics for Records and Information Management (2018, ALA). His research and teaching interests connect concepts from applied ethics, epistemology and ontology to the information sciences.

For more information about Dr. Mooradian, see his SJSU iSchool Faculty Profile.

Associate Advisor: Amy Nykamp, MLIS

Amy Nykamp, MLIS, graduated from the SJSU iSchool in Spring 2019, and began working part-time for Sonoma State University’s library until COVID-19 closed the campus in May 2020. While a student, Amy served in several roles of the SLASC, including president in 2018-2019. She is now serving as an associate advisor to the chapter. Amy has been working for the Sonoma County Library since May 2021 (with 8 weeks between January and March 2020), where she is an extra-help librarian and travels around the 14-branch system. Starting a career as a librarian definitely has been a learning curve, particularly after spending 31 years in administrative support in a tech firm, but well worth the challenges! Amy’s background includes a B.A. in Modern Languages (French/Russian) and is currently studying Spanish. She is active in several organizations, including the Sonoma County NAACP and serves as president of Sonoma County NOW.