In a letter to iSchool staff, alumna Kate Dillon shares how carefully planned coursework and internships led her to a great career in metadata and information management.
Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
From time to time, iSchool faculty and staff receive thoughtful, unsolicited letters from alumni and current students who want to share their thoughts about the program and how it has affected their lives and careers. We love getting these letters, and we learn a lot from them.
The following letter to iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh is from alumna Remy Timbrook, who received her MLIS in May 2013. Timbrook currently works for the Oakland Public Library system as a teen librarian and is still, as she says, “learning so much!” She wrote this letter to Hirsh specifically to express her gratitude for an exclusively online program that allowed her to continue working full-time and avoid commute costs. We are excited to be able to share this example of what Timbrook calls “a real live working student,” and we hope that you’ll be encouraged and inspired by her story.
Dear Dr. Hirsh,
Published: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
Do you love Pinterest? So does the iSchool! We have dozens, hundreds even, of pins and boards for a variety of subjects, directing you to resources and articles about best practices for interviews, job trends, different library environments and much more.
Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
SJSU’s School of Information is now making it even easier to customize your coursework and benefit from a highly flexible approach to earning your master’s degree. Starting in spring 2015, the school is offering more 1-unit courses.
The briefer 1-unit courses, which last about a month, allow students to take a class in an area they might not otherwise delve into, because 1-unit courses involve a shorter time commitment than a 3-unit course covering the full semester.
Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
NOTE: This blog post was written by Julia Chambers, a SLIS student and treasurer for the school’s ALA Student Chapter.
I know you’re just getting your feet wet in one of our school’s graduate programs, but I wanted to put in a plug for internships now because I just finished my first one and had such a great experience.
This past semester, I interned at a K-8 middle school library in San Francisco. In the process, I co-designed a new, Dewey-free classification system. I also developed lesson plans and taught a media literacy class.
The internship gave me some pretty impressive experience in catalog development/design and information literacy instruction. More importantly, the internship confirmed my goal of working in a school library. I’m so glad I did it! So are many other SLIS students who have completed internships. You can read about some of them in our Community Profiles.
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Serenah McKay more...