"After ten years of waiting tables and playing in rock bands, I decided to go back to school with hopes of working in library science. I completed my library technology certificate, and also took classes in California history, business applications and web page design. I was pleasantly surprised by how invested the instructors were in our success. The program was rigorous and varied, and I left encouraged and wanting more. I always felt like the instructors were rooting for us.
I left DVC with a love for the library field and a desire to know more. I went on to get my Masters of Library and Information Science degree at San Jose State and then began my work at Pixar, where I have worked as an archivist since 2000. Since that time we have grown from a team of two with a collection that fit into a double office, to a team of six with a 20,000sqft climate controlled facility. I have had the opportunity to work with museums, publishers, documentary filmmakers, and be part of a team that has built two different archive facilities.
I owe a debt of gratitude to DVC. When I needed to start anew, the building materials were there for me to use. The Library Technology coursework was complementary to what I learned in grad school. As with anything, it’s the work that you put into it that makes the difference, and I did my best to soak up all that my instructors were teaching."