CIRI Blog Overview


CIRI Blog Overview

iSchool faculty members have their own blog to share updates on their research projects, innovative ideas for advancing online teaching and learning, experiences with emerging technologies, thoughts on research methods, and whatever else is percolating in their minds. It’s a treasure trove of inspiration and knowledge.

New posts are published monthly. We encourage you to visit the blog often and share your comments.  

Most recently, Dr. Anthony Bernier blogged about his research on first generation (FG) students in the MLIS program, funded by the ALA Diversity Research Grant. Read his post on CIRI Blog.

“As the nation’s largest accredited MLIS program, the iSchool, in addition to being delivered entirely online, also recently discovered that 52% of graduating students reported being from FG backgrounds. Because recent research concentrates on FG undergraduates in conventional face-to-face programs these circumstances presented an important gap in the literature and a compelling question for the School.” – Dr. Anthony Bernier


Searching for LIS Student Success at the SJSU iSchool

Published: June 20, 2019 by Dr. Anthony Bernier

It’s not that people haven’t been inclusive. It’s just… a feeling I have in myself. You feel like an imposter. Like, especially when you go back into your family life.”

In Fall 2018, the American Library Association awarded Dr. Anthony Bernier a Diversity Research Grant (the committee’s top pick from among 30 proposals) to study the experience of the iSchool’s First Generation (FG) students. The project defined FG students as people coming from family backgrounds in which neither parent earned a professional degree.