Past iSchool Faculty Presentations

  • The librarian as a change agent and community learning connector
    Date: June 12, 2017
    Presenter(s): Michael Stephens
    Link: nextlibrary.net
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
    Comment: This leads us to the questions we will seek to answer together in the workshop: Are you ready to "Build a Librarian?" What traits are needed for 21st-century information work? This interactive session defines the essential skill sets and mindsets required of the modern library worker - the person working in the evolving learning library - and explores what’s needed for successful community engagement. As we look to providing learning opportunities and outreach to our community of users, what skills and attitudes should a community learning connector possess? Each part of the equation will be explored: Essential Skills + Mindset X (Support). Sharing creations with the group will spark further discussion of the skills and support today’s library staff need to help their communities learn. What other things could they research/experience/absorb to help fill out their role? Topics included will be hard skills (digital literacies, instructional design, User experience) soft skills(communication, empathy, initiative, “people skills, etc) and mindsets (“always learning,” curiosity, creativity), as well what types of support help this staffer grow (transparency, development opportunities, time)
  • Information Visualization Skills in Digital Humanities: An Academic Librarian's Perspective
    Date: May 05, 2017
    Presenter(s): Michelle Chen
    Link: cclibinstruction.org
    Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Understanding expertise and competencies through the lens of threshold concepts
    Date: March 29, 2017
    Presenter(s): Virginia Tucker
    Link: library20.com
    Location: Online
  • The European Refugee Crisis: Information Challenges
    Date: February 06, 2017
    Presenter(s): Chris Hagar
    Link: publish.illinois.edu
    Location: Chicago, IL
  • Predicting User Perceived Information Quality on Investment-Related Social Media
    Date: December 15, 2016
    Presenter(s): Michelle Chen
    Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Public Library Partnerships with Local Agencies to Meet Community Disaster Preparedness and Response Needs
    Date: November 16, 2016
    Presenter(s): Christine Hagar
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Librarians in Transition: Stories and Job Strategies on Different Library Careers
    Date: November 04, 2016
    Presenter(s): Dr. Sandra Hirsch
    Link: conference.cla-net.org
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Comment: See page 39 in the final conference program for session details.
  • Keynote Presentation: The Library as Classroom: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences for All
    Date: November 04, 2016
    Presenter(s): Michael Stephens
    Link: plan.lib.fl.us
    Location: Panama City, Florida
  • Using Interactive Visualization as a Collaboration Tool: Practical Insights from SJSU iSchool Online Courses
    Date: October 27, 2016
    Presenter(s): Michelle Chen
    Location: Anaheim, CA
  • It's Positively Programming! Literacy Based Storytime
    Date: October 20, 2016
    Presenter(s): Beth Wrenn-Estes
    Link: eventbrite.com
    Location: San Diego Public Central Library
    Comment: Open to all Serra Cooperative Library System staff members

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