This is the third and final post of a three-part summary of the Library 2.015 Spring Summit that took place on April 30, 2015. In this segment, three expert librarians take a look at the ways in which social media, MOOCs and a variety of other technological tools can be used in library programming, and how to choose what works best in a variety of library environments and communities.
Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
You’re excited about going to graduate school in information science, and you’d love to begin connecting with other prospective students, and with seasoned information professionals to hear all about their trials and successes in your chosen career field. Professional conferences are a great place to hear about the many opportunities in the field.
Published: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
For this post, we welcome iSchool Lecturer Lisa Valdez to share some highlights from a recent webinar recapping technology trends discussed during the Library 2.014 conference.
Did you choose a career as an information professional because you love to explore emerging technology? If so, you’re in the right place – both at the School of Information and in the profession.
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
The Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a perfect way to attend a conference, no matter where you live. Just like the iSchool’s exclusively online programs, the conference is completely online, across time zones, and with participants from around the world.
Published: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
Once you begin your graduate program at SJSU SLIS you will most likely hear about the benefits of attending professional conferences. These are great opportunities to explore trends in the information profession, expand your professional network, and get new ideas regarding career options. Yet if you’re like most SLIS students, you may find it challenging to afford the costs of attending professional conferences, especially national conferences.
SLIS student Sharon Cheslow recently attended the California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) annual conference in San Jose. She was thrilled to be able to attend the professional conference on a scholarship she received from CARL, which provided $500 towards her travel expenses and registration fees.
I chatted with Sharon recently, and thought I’d share some highlights from our conversation, so you can learn more about these types of scholarships. And hopefully Sharon’s story can inspire you to consider attending professional conferences while earning your graduate degree
How did you find out about the scholarship you received?
Published: Friday, May 02, 2014 by Kari Van Baalen more...
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, SLIS director, was one of the keynote speakers at the recent Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Her live presentation “The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education and LIS Professionals,” was attended by a “packed house” on October 18.
Don’t worry, the title intimidated me too.
But Dr. Hirsh’s excitement about emerging trends and her dedication to our school could be heard throughout her presentation.
Here’s some highlights.
Emerging Technologies: Emerging technologies like mobile apps, tablet computing, and MOOCs (massive online open courses) are creating new opportunities for libraries and information professionals.
Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Kari Van Baalen more...