Continuous improvement is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. The practice, formalized by the popularity of Lean/Kaizen in manufacturing and business, is now being used by thousands of companies worldwide to identify savings and process improvement opportunities. Cunniffe of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical, vaccines and biotech company, will give an overview of Lean concepts and discuss the use of Lean events at Sanofi in the Information and Records Management department, as well as across functions, to improve internal processes.
Do you know how to assess and identify your marketable LIS skills? Many students think they do but often underestimate what they can REALLY do and how their skills add value. Hear from a skills expert and learn how to inventory your own skills and apply them to LIS jobs.
Think you know what it is really like to work in a public library? Join us for a career-focused webcast with iSchool alumna Rosanne Macek and learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in public librarianship.
Cultural intelligence is a person’s capability to successfully adapt to new cultural settings, that is, for unfamiliar settings attributable to cultural context. It is only recently that cultural intelligence has surfaced as an element that can increase job performance, personal well‐being, and profitability. This talk will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence and its application within the information profession, specifically look at its application to change.
Join three alumnae of the San José State University School of Information for this insightful presentation full of tips every student can use. Our presenters all graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and are now working as information professionals. During this presentation, they will draw on their experiences in the MLIS program and share their advice for making the most of your time as a student to successfully prepare for a professional career.
Early literacy development is more connected to technology and other hands-on experiences than ever before. It is crucial that libraries address the needs of the whole child, including multi-literacy skills like visual-audio, digital, textual, technological, sensory, social and social-emotional. During this colloquium, the presenters will discuss how library services and programming impact a child’s literacy development. They will also take a look at the iSchool’s Early Childhood Literacy curriculum and how it prepares MLIS students for careers in young adult library services.
The ranks of the information governance (IG) community are stirring. A debate is taking place. There has been a concept floated by some thought leaders in IG that contends that we are moving to a world where we retain all information—forever. Some even contend that IG is just a fad and advances in search technology will soon eliminate the need for IG. This presentation debunks those notions and provides a solid rationale for IG.
The proper curation of the vast amount of digital information produced by public agencies offers a “new” frontier for information professionals to serve in both traditional and innovative roles. Join John Shuler as he presents possible career paths, future librarian roles, and suggestions on how to build an effective community of expertise within the digital government complex.
With the issuance of a Presidential Directive on improving the management of federal records in November of 2011 and landmark updates to the Federal Records Act passed into law last year, there have been significant changes in how NARA and agencies are managing records. During this discussion, a member of the NARA RM policy team will talk about these changes and other improvements in the management of federal records.
Recent SJSU SLIS grad, Jeff Frank, will discuss his thesis and the research he conducted while working on his thesis. With the tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Irene in the Northeast, this study of the impact of Hurricane Katrina is more relevant than ever. This presentation will especially be of interest to anyone who needs to create or update a library disaster plan.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time Location: Live using Elluminate
In both graduate education and the workplace, individuals are directed to work in teams yet studies suggest that these teams are doomed to failure unless there is training in effective teamwork. This presentation distinguishes between groups and teams and offers research-based suggestions for improved productivity and better experiences.