Feeling Festive? Let’s Celebrate SJSU iSchool

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Published: December 2, 2019 by Greta Snyder

With holidays and the end of the semester on the horizon, it’s hard not get into the festive spirit. Fall semester has been super busy, so take a minute to relax and celebrate SJSU iSchool with a September, October and November SJSU iSchool News and Blogs recap video.

A Toast to Our Success

While it can be hard to keep your eyes on the prize with the challenging curriculum and rigorous pace of SJSU iSchool coursework while balancing all of your work and life roles and future career ambitions, hearing all these incredible iSchool achievements can help motivate you for the last leg of your semester. I’d love to hear your questions, learn about your experience in the field, and share your success stories, so reach out to me anytime – connecting with other students and professionals is the most rewarding part of the program!

This recap video features highlights from:


Fall semester has brought us so many exciting stories to share with student scholarships, faculty and alumni making waves, as always, and an SJSU CLA elections sweep. Let’s start with scholarships, as who doesn’t love a student success story?

Please join me in congratulating these iSchool MLIS students:

Also featured in the news are faculty putting out books that belong on your holiday wish list:

And faculty and alumnae are earning rewards for research. Emerald Publishing’s 26th Annual Literati Awards recognized Dr. Michelle Chen and Dr. Pat Franks with a prestigious Highly Commended award and alum Emily Coyne was celebrated with an Outstanding Paper Award.

Another great Spartan achievement this fall is a strong sweep of the CLA elections this October. Congrats to these alumnae: Jayanti Addleman, President-Elect; Jeanette Contreras and Brandy Buenafe, both elected to the board; and Mayra Fuentes, elected as student representative.

Career Blog

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


CIRI is the Center for Information Research & Innovation at SJSU and focuses on fostering LIS research to benefit a global audience. This blog is run by CIRI coordinator Dr. Lili Lou. Two fall highlights: Dr. Geoffrey Liu explores possibilities of applying data mining in library settings and information services and Dr. Kristen R. Rebmann shares her work as part of an IMLS grant to address challenges associated with Native American digital access and inclusion.

iStudent Blog

Every student must check out the iStudent blog to connect with other students and hear about development opportunities. It is written by current iSchool student Havilah Steinman. Check out these exciting stories:


For MARA students and any student or professional interested in archives and records management, this blog is written by MARA student Kenna Wulker. Check out some fall highlights:


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.

Final Thoughts

Thanks for watching and happy holidays! No matter how you holiday, hopefully you’ll get a chance to reset, recharge and rejuvenate. Look forward to an end of the semester recap and stay posted on the news and blogs at ischool.sjsu.edu in the “News & Events” section. Best of luck as your semester wraps up! Please comment below, email me, Tweet at me, or message me on LinkedIn.

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