Feel Like You’re Falling Behind? Catch Up with an August Recap

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Published: September 21, 2019 by Greta Snyder

The transition into the Fall semester isn’t always easy with everything you have going on! So, don’t stress if you feel like you’re falling behind, SJSU iSchool News and Blogs are here to help you catch up in five minutes with an August recap video.

Feel Like You’re Falling Behind? Catch Up with an August Recap

Take a deep breath to celebrate success

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the challenging curriculum and rigorous pace of SJSU iSchool coursework while balancing all of your work and life roles and future career ambitions, you’re not alone. So, go get that well-earned massage, and know that the SJSU iSchool is here to support you. Look forward to upcoming career blog posts on leveraging your iSchool resources to excel and cultivating success strategies. And please, reach out to me anytime – connecting with other students is the most rewarding part of the program! I’d love to hear from you and am excited to share the August recap.

Feel like you’re falling behind? Don’t stress. You’re not alone, it’s because there is always so much happening at SJSU iSchool. So let’s catch up with this recap video featuring:

News

So many thrilling developments shared this August. Such as SJSU iSchool students and alumni presenting in the iSchool Community Poster Session during the June 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Conference. You’ll want to read the full article for details about these amazing contributors to research in our field and to start thinking about participating next year. Email Student Outreach Specialist Sheila Gurtu with any questions. Join me in congratulating:

  • 2018 MLIS Grad Tamera Beckett, presenting her poster on “Intersecting Data Analytics and Student Engagement through Active and Service Learning.”
  • MLIS Student Rosa Conrad, sharing “You’re Invited: How Interactive Displays Can Transform Library Spaces for Student Engagement.”
  • MLIS Student Susan Groux, with “Technology & the Law: Closing the Justice Gap.”
  • MLIS Student Terry Schiavone, contributing in-the-field insight with his “The Planning, Development and Digitization of the Judy Art Studio Collection at the Penn State University Libraries.”

The news also featured some impressive faculty honors. Let’s give a shout-out to these movers and shakers. Congrats to Dr. Anthony Bernier for being a part of the ALA round-table on history and his grant for researching First Gen Graduate Students in the program. Are you a first gen graduate student? Find out more about joining the group here. Big applause for Dr. Deborah Hicks earning a $5,000 grant for her timely research: “Debating Diversity; How Twitter Facilitates Professional Discussions.’” And share some love in the form of celebratory online chatter as Dr. Michael Stephens has been selected for the Institute of Museum and Library services (IMLS) advisory board on civic engagement, plus FYI he has a new must-read book on wholehearted librarianship recently published by ALA. Try to take courses with these amazing faculty members to learn from their work, research and commitment to the field.

Career Blog

This blog, the career blog, is a must-read for students and job seekers and it is written by current iSchool MLIS student, Greta Snyder (that’s me). Here are top August posts:

CIRI Blog

CIRI is the Center for Information Research & Innovation at SJSU and focuses on LIS research to benefit a global audience. This blog is run by CIRI coordinator Dr. Lili Lou. August featured a must-read contribution from Dr. Lisa Daulby. She provides an invaluable primer for information professionals on the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in 2018 and is designed to protect the privacy through the “right to be forgotten.” This is a critically important topic in our field.

Curriculum Blog

Managed by Dr. Linda Main, this is your go-to resource for essential student updates. It can be found at ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blogs/icc/. And yes, it feels like Fall just started, but Spring 2020 courses have been announced. Not to panic – iSchool students are all about strategic planning, right?

iStudent Blog

Every student must check out the iStudent blog to connect with other students through day-in-the-life stories, to get advice, and find inspiration in the field stories. It is written by current iSchool student Havilah Steinman. Two top stories from this August:

MARA Blog

Hey, MARA students and any student or professional interested in archives and records management, this blog is for you. The blog is written by MARA student assistant Kenna Wulker and is chock-full of amazing reads. Sharing some top highlights:

Thank you for such interesting stories, Kenna.

VCARA

Did you know SJSU holds virtual world events as part of our Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration known as VCARA? The blog is managed by MARA Coordinator Dr. Patricia Franks. For more info read this blog and visit VCARA’s website: sjsuvcara.weebly.com/. August features a 10th Annual VCARA Conference Recap. Get ready for the 2020 Conference in April.

Final notes

Thanks for watching; look forward to September recap and stay posted on the news and blogs at ischool.sjsu.edu in the “News & Events” section. Are you excited about starting a new job, jumping into the Fall semester, or looking for more info on any hot career topics? Let’s connect; I’d love to meet you. Please comment below, email me, Tweet at me, or message me on LinkedIn.

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