Public libraries are uniquely positioned to play an active role in supporting health literacy enhancement in this nation. They provide a no-cost, convenient way to assist the public in navigating health information resources and fulfilling their health information needs. The Public Library Association (PLA)’s Deputy Director Scott G. Allen acknowledged that health literacy is a key topic for public libraries, as the majority of consumers struggle to make sense of the health information they encounter each day. He emphasized public libraries’ role in promoting health literacy, explaining that “consumers need help understanding what’s relevant to their health, what’s legitimate, and how marketing and sensational headlines might be drawing attention away from valid research findings”.
This semester, climate change and informal science learning practices will be discussion topic in INFO 281-13 “Crisis /Disaster Health Informatics” course.
Blockchain technology. It’s more than a buzz word, and it’s time librarians explore how it can be used to enhance the role played by libraries within their communities. Get involved in the research while the implementation of the technology is still in the infancy stage.
With a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the San José State University School of Information is investigating ways that blockchain technology can be used by libraries as a community anchor to partner with other organizations and to support city/community goals.
iSchool faculty and PhD students present at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Saint-Malo, France.
Dr. Sue Alman discusses new educational pedagogies and technologies that help to prepare iSchool students for work in the rapidly evolving information profession.
New course in Information Architecture provides students with experience creating deliverables for stages in IA product lifecycle
Dr. Michael Stephens explores a recent study that investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program.
In light of the recent conversation regarding evaluating information and fake news, teacher librarians should be considered an asset to schools.
Threshold Concepts Conference showcases inspiring research papers on the theme of "Thresholds on the Edge."