CIRI Blog: Leadership and Management


Scholarship of Engagement: Ukrainian Librarians

Published: May 15, 2023 by Dr. Ulia Gosart

While I was hired to develop classes and research in Indigenous librarianship, world events occasioned my work into a new direction. The war in Ukraine, the country where I grew up and have many friends, prompted me to apply my skills to support Ukrainian librarians. After a year of work I am excited to report that our collaboration made some difference in the life of Ukrainian people.


A Research Agenda Focusing on Academic Libraries, Organizational Culture and EDI

Published: November 9, 2022 by Dr. José Aguiñaga

As I developed my RSCA agenda during my 1st semester at the iSchool, I have focused on academic libraries, organizational culture, and EDI since March 2020. These findings may shed new insights into what is happening with academic libraries since the pandemic has caused societal and medical paradigm shifts across higher education. Another finding that I have discovered after breaking down my focus per each keyword


Award-winning Student Presentations at 2022 CPGE Online Student Conference

Published: March 22, 2022 by Dr. Lili Luo

The College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) held its first Online Student Conference in February. The conference seeks to connect students across the college and promote student work. It aims to provide an opportunity for CPGE students to share their school or professional work, help students communicate and connect with each other, and ultimately foster a stronger sense of community among students.


Volunteering for CPGE Online Student Conference: A Personal Perspective

Published: February 22, 2022 by Rosa Rodriguez

[In this interview, iSchool alumna Rosa Rodriguez shares her experience and reflections as a lead volunteer working for the first Online Student Conference at the SJSU College of Professional and Global Education.]

Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? 

I’m a first-generation Mexican college graduate who came back to school after almost 20 years. One of the proudest moments was when my daughter and I both earned our Master’s degrees last year. Having graduated with a Master’s in Library and Information Science, I am pursuing a career in outreach librarianship.


Curious about emotional intelligence and happiness in academic librarians? And how this research collaboration came to be?

Published: January 23, 2022 by Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined as, “the ability to understand the emotions of oneself and others and to regulate those emotions appropriately” (Martin, 2020)[1]. While happiness is defined as, “high psychological and social well-being” according to Diener (2019)[2]. Emotional intelligence and happiness in the workplace show some connection in three areas: increased competency in the areas of emotional intelligence, increased happiness or well-being, and increased ability


Wholehearted Librarianship during the Pandemic

Published: April 20, 2020 by Dr. Michael Stephens

Taking the long view, I would say that librarians spent a lot of time in the 1990s and 2000s figuring out how to use rapidly evolving technology to better serve their users. The internet reached the masses and libraries stepped up with classes and access. Later, social networking across multiple platforms and smart mobile devices lead to knowledge creation and learning on the go.


Data Mining for Service Planning and Management in Libraries

Published: October 3, 2019 by Dr. Geoffrey Liu

With operation being increasingly computerized and services becoming interactive online, libraries – like other business organizations – are accumulating huge piles of data. Such data include not only operational/circulation records and online transactions on web platform, but also textual information generated by library virtual communities and data collected through service programs. In this sense, the “Big Data” movement did not leave libraries out.


From Research to Practice: Transforming LIS Professionals into Self‐Confident Leaders

Published: February 23, 2015 by Dr. Cheryl Stenstrom

I had the pleasure of attending the recent ALISE conference to participate on a juried panel called “From Research to Practice: Transforming LIS Professionals into Self‐Confident Leaders.” The panel co-presenters were Maria Otero-Boisvert and Mary-Jo Romaniuk, both from the San José Gateway PhD program, with iSchool Professors Emiriti, Ken Haycock, and Bill Fisher providing introductions and moderation.