Hello, and Welcome to My Portfolio!

profile pictureI recently received my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. In the journey to get to this point, I followed paths that led me through retail management and teaching English as a second language. I’ve now come almost full circle as I’m close to realizing that long-ago childhood dream of becoming a librarian.

My professional goals revolve around the concepts of service and education. I hope to work in a public library as a children’s services librarian, although my love of history still draws me a little to the archival field. My personal mission and passion is to provide the best possible service to each library patron that I encounter, and to plan and implement programs and services that will enrich, educate, and empower the lives of those in my community. I also intend to continue with my own education in the profession, for change is something that libraries need to continually contend with. To offer the best possible service, it is essential to not only to keep up with emerging technologies but also with new ideas and cutting edge research concerning library and information science.

Please feel free to browse through my online portfolio. For the Web pages that are password-protected, the username is “guest” and the password “joannechen.” You are also invited to contact me through the contact form at the bottom of the page if you have any questions or comments.

Some fun facts about me:

When I’m not busy catching up with my reading, I love to travel (especially to historic locations), scrapbook (so very addicting), stargaze (the astronomy kind), and watch baseball. I’ll leave it up to you to guess which team I follow devotedly! One of the items on my bucket list is to travel across the country and attend games at all of the MLB ballparks where my team plays … and then create a scrapbook about those trips! I’ve also become fascinated with Web design and have been teaching myself cool CSS tricks.

Thanks for stopping by!

© 2016 JoAnne Chen