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Library & Information Science Success Stories

Aaron Rubenstein '10LS

Title: GSLIS Western Campus Leadership Award

Favorite classes

Terry Plum's Technology for Library Professionals. I realize this is a masochistic choice but it's proved to be the most valuable of all my classes at GSLIS. Terry's class gave me a philosophy for how to encourage technological innovation in libraries. Translating vision into implementation is what I do on a daily basis and my approach has grown from the seed planted in 488. Runners up were the required archival internships for 438 and 440. Hands-on experience is invaluable.

GSLIS involvement

One of the really inspiring things about GSLIS was the number of sharp and motivated classmates I had. As a student, I (selfishly) tried to learn as much as I could from them and collaborate whenever possible. In fact, I still do this, turning my former classmates into co-workers.

What's next?

I'm lucky enough to already have a job at the Special Collections and University Archives at UMass, Amherst. Currently, I'm supervising the digitization of the W. E. B. Du Bois Papers and thoroughly enjoying myself. It's a great project and the work has been challenging and exciting.