Learn more about USC's Master of Management in Library & Information Science (MMLIS), offered through the top-ranked USC Marshall School of Business.
Learn more about USC's online MMLIS program by talking with one of our alumni ambassadors. As graduates of our program, they can answer your questions about their student experience, and how the degree program shaped their careers.
During her time as a student, Trista worked for two public libraries in San Diego, and for USC libraries as a remote student worker. She was promoted to a part-time reference librarian position shortly after earning her degree and now she is now a full-time Librarian II with a city library.
“If you are curious about public libraries, I may be able to help answer your questions! I love sharing about all the different opportunities there are within the world of information science, including ideas for internships and broadening you job search. This degree opens a lot of doors so don’t be shy to think outside the book! I can help with that as well. Just let me know!”
When she’s not working, she is spending time with her husband, son, cat and other Trojans.
Learn more about Trista in her alum Q&A.
Alvaro is currently a science and engineering librarian for USC Libraries. His years of experience include working in academic and special libraries (medical and law). In his prior roles he served as an access supervisor at USC’s Norris Medical Library and branch attendant for the Los Angeles County Law Library.
“I enjoy helping others grow and believe that collaborating and sharing life experiences provides tremendous influence over the people we are. I am more than happy to hear about your professional aspirations and provide my professional insight on topics and interests of your liking.”
The MMLIS degree proved to be the exact thing Anita needed to move her career to the next level. Shortly after graduation, she was hired back to her previous job in Burbank as the Adult Literacy librarian, supervising the grant program, staff, volunteer tutors, and learners. When building operations were paused a couple of months later because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anita helped facilitate the transition of adult literacy services to a distance learning format.
During the Summer of 2021, Anita received an unexpected offer to lead the Pomona Public Library as their Library Manager. Heading a Library has long been her dream job, and she was thrilled to have accomplished this goal within just a couple of years post-degree. Alongside staff, with the support of the City and local organizations, and using her job and educational experience, she helped lead Pomona to reopening after the pandemic closure, and is currently in the midst of a building remodel project, grant management, and more.
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