The San José State University School of Information’s Diversity
Committee presents ”Collaborating for Success: A Hispanic
Heritage Month Case Study,” with guest speakers Nadia Rendon and
Nicanor Diaz, both from the Denver Public Library.
This webinar will discuss the “pocket” economics and history of publishing; participants will learn the advantages of an ISBN, how to buy a stack of ISBNs, and receive guidance about whether print-on-demand or going with a smaller printing house benefits your bottom line.
Libraries are ever-evolving. As the community changes and grows,
so does the library. When a pandemic hits, the library must
adapt to it, too. Join us for this webcast and learn more about
current library issues and trends, including how to handle a
crisis like COVID-19. Guest speakers address questions, such
What are some current management/leadership processes trends
you’re seeing in libraries?
What are some current service trends you’re seeing in
What are some workforce trends you’re seeing in libraries?
What services will move down the priority list or are on your
list of services to drop?
What should new MLIS graduates know about the trends you’re
This webcast is brought to you by the SJSU School of
Information’s Leadership and Management Program Advisory
Library services to immigrants have historically followed a narrow service provision model that overlooks the broader role of information and libraries in migration. In this presentation, Dr. Ndumu will discuss the cross between libraries, social inclusion, and push/pull migration factors. The presentation will end with two initiatives that are transforming library ideology on immigrants.
Librarians are the gateway for change in our communities, in corporate America, and educational systems. In 2020, our society is still attempting to find ways to include all individuals by fostering the awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The problem with this notion is many fail to conquer the first step, which is being open-minded. In a profession where we reach doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and most importantly our youth, we must step out of our comfort zones to learn beyond our educational practices. To truly assist in our profession, we must accept a new proposal: dismiss preconceived notions and practice “open-mindedness,” which is the first step to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sustainability is now a core value of the profession but what
does that actually mean? Get in on the ground floor of one of the
most important issues facing our local and global communities
with the co-chair of the American Library Association’s Special
Task Force on Sustainability. From getting a better understanding
of basic concepts such as “sustainable thinking” and the “triple
bottom line” of sustainability to practical, applicable ideas in
the field, this session will provide an introduction to help
prepare you to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in
your library and for your community. If not you, then who?
This free webcast is part of the 3rd Annual Leadership Series on
pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional
organized by the co-chairs of the iSchool’s Leadership
and Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman,
Deborah Hicks, and Cheryl Stenstrom.
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of
transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and
thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This
webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of
gender identities and experiences, best practices for working
with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to
begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and
transgender people. Participants will be introduced to
trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and
sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the
opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to
affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for
individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will
give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions
and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest
speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and