Last week, Jane Fisher and Jill Klees hosted an online session for incoming Fall 2012 students, emphasizing the importance of early career planning. For those who might have missed the session, this blog post recaps some of the advice shared, as well as provides links to web pages mentioned. To view the recording, please follow this link: View the Blackboard Collaborate Recording
Published: May 29, 2012 by Nicole Purviance more...
Our nation’s libraries serve increasingly diverse communities. Often, librarians need to offer resources in multiple languages and create programs and services to meet the lifelong learning needs of patrons from a variety of cultural and linguistic groups. Future librarians enrolled in the fully online and ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) have a unique opportunity to study cultures and languages as they prepare to serve diverse communities.
In partnership with the Department of World Languages and Literatures at San José State University (SJSU), SLIS is launching a new, fully online Chinese language and culture course in Fall 2012. The Chinese course builds upon a pilot project launched last year, when the two SJSU departments partnered to introduce interdisciplinary, online courses in Spanish and French for SLIS students.
Published: April 04, 2012 by Nicole Purviance more...
Reviews of recent job postings reveal that library and information science skills are highly marketable and desirable. Jill Klees, San Jose State University Career Center Liaison to the School of Library and Information Science, advises students to be prepared to demonstrate and communicate their skills and knowledge in these most sought after areas:
• Metadata standards for digital content
• Integrated library systems
• Web 2.0 applications
• Reference and information organization
Our School also perused job sites to identify emerging trends and titles in the library and information science field. LIS skills are listed in the job postings for a variety of careers and organization types. Take a look.
Published: March 29, 2012 by Nicole Purviance more...
Did you know the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) gives all SLIS students in LIBR 200 complimentary one-year student memberships in the American Library Association (ALA)? The membership will help you stay current with the latest happenings in the profession and provide opportunities for networking and further learning.
The 2012 ALA Annual Conference is just around the corner. If you haven’t registered yet, you may want to consider attending. (Check out the ALA Conference website for registration details.)
Published: March 23, 2012 by Nicole Purviance more...
Although you may be familiar with Internet discussion boards, you still may wonder how discussions occur in an online class. Each instructor has different rules that are outlined in the specific greensheet for a particular course, but there are some broad similarities that characterize the nature of discussions in SLIS.
Asynchronous versus Synchronous Discussions
Some classes will offer synchronous (in real time) meetings in a virtual classroom environment called Elluminate (although this name is in the process of switching to Collaborate even as we speak!). These sessions are analogous to online chat rooms.
Published: November 02, 2011 by Julia Chambers more...
The SLIS experience offers so much more than coursework in library science—for example, you can explore a variety of careers at our Career Videos page. Below is information about our newest presentation, which is now available for viewing at your convenience.
Careers in Federal Libraries and Agencies [ 55m ]
Learn about the many different career possibilities that exist in federal libraries and government agencies for MLIS graduates. The speakers provide an overview of this dynamic field and of the numerous opportunities available in medical, law, academic, public, and technical libraries and government agencies around the world. They discuss the skills needed to be competitive, and what qualifications can make you marketable for entering different positions in federal government agencies.
Here is the link to the captioned webcast.
Flash is required for viewing.
Published: October 17, 2011 by Julia Chambers more...