The student group of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) at the SJSU School of Information may be relatively new, but in its short history has achieved remarkable success, as recognized by the SLA with three Certificates of Merit.
The SJSU School of Information is "advancing online education" according to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The iSchool won the OLC's 2014 Outstanding Online Program award for its exclusively online MLIS degree program.
Sharing their expertise on MOOCS and reference services with a global audience of information professionals, several members of the faculty at the SJSU iSchool participated in the IFLA 80th General Conference and Assembly.
This fall, the SJSU iSchool is hosting several free career development workshops. The first online workshop in a four-part series takes place Sept. 10, and will introduce students and alumni to the outstanding career resources available to them.
The SJSU iSchool is teaming up with ALA again to offer an advanced e-Course, this time on the topic of cataloging, with instruction designed for non-catalogers. The e-Course begins Sept. 22, and participants can register via the ALA store.
Presentation proposals are currently being accepted for the fourth annual international and entirely online conference on the future of libraries in a digital world, the Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference.
Graduate students in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the SJSU School of Information have more choices in course topics and increased course scheduling flexibility with the addition of several one-unit courses.
Many jobs for information professionals require extensive knowledge of data services, data analysis, and digital resources. New data-focused courses in the SJSU iSchool's MLIS program help students build data management skill sets.
The reworked core courses of the Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS) program are "innovative, forward-looking, and engaging for students." The core courses were revised as part of an ongoing review of the MLIS curriculum.
MLIS student Jeremy McLaughlin is one of the recipients of the 2014 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) New Leaders Award, recognizing his enthusiasm and potential for leadership as a new member of ASIS&T.