This electronic portfolio is a reflective compilation from my journey through the Masters of Information Science program in the San Jose State University School of Information. The information profession is dynamic and adaptable. This is largely due to political pressures and budget constraints, evolving technological influences, and even information professionals moving out of the library and into corporate settings. Despite these factors, the core competencies of the profession prepare the information professional for these factors and settings to address the needs of their users and lead their organizations into the future of information management.
The MLIS program at San Jose State University has prepared me with the knowledge and skills I will need in my career as an information professional, and this e-portfolio serves as evidence of that proficiency. The structure of this site is as follows:
Throughout the MLIS program, I maintained relational tables in the Airtable platform to record the courses I was taking, assignments completed for each course, and the competencies those courses and assignments would serve. This not only allowed me to maintain an accurate roadmap through the courses I needed to take each semester, but it also left me with a scaffolding of how my e-portfolio would come together. Around the time that I decided to make my own professional website, I also decided that it would be the best modality with which to deliver my e-portfolio site, so over semester breaks I prepared the styling and structure of the site to ensure that it would all come together smoothly.
This activity of reviewing and interacting with the body of work I created through my time in the program, while as the same time seeing how each of those pieces supported this larger, summative project was humbling and I feel very proud to deliver this electronic portfolio.