Correctional librarianship can be a rewarding career path or career entry point for librarians seeking to use their skills to improve lives and/or work with underserved populations. But what, exactly, is correctional librarianship? Where might you work, and what work might you do? Find answers to these and other questions about correctional librarianship by joining San José State University alumnus Matthew Colvin, senior librarian for the Salinas Valley State Prison, as he shares his career expertise.
You don’t have to be a STEM person to land jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, pharma companies are looking for a range of LIS skills, ones you can master in your San José State University School of Information program. Mindy Beattie, associate director of library and information services at Gilead Sciences, will share how the pharma industry lays out, various roles for information professionals in pharma organizations, skills in demand, and how to get started in an LIS pharma career.
iSchool students share experiences as researchers for the International Directory of National Archives, edited by Dr. Pat Franks and Dr. Anthony Bernier. IDNA will serve archivists, historians, and researchers with information about 198 national archives. Slated for publication in 2018, IDNA has allowed iSchool students and alumni to conduct research on how nations manage and preserve their documentary heritage and to contribute to a work that will share their findings with a wide audience.
This online presentation discusses the federal government’s use of social media and the balance between freedom of information and privacy. It will closely examine the social media platforms employed by the federal governments of five countries, along with a discussion of associated policies, reasons and issues. The guest speakers will also cover the freedom of information acts, privacy laws, regulations, and policies implemented within these same countries.
This session will introduce the Certified Information Professional certification, how to prepare for the CIP exam, and review available resources for CIP candidates. Attendees will learn why and how the CIP was created, the intended audience, and how the CIP relates to other industry designations and training programs.
Public libraries offer a wide variety of career opportunities. The job duties may vary, but there are some common themes in terms of what hiring managers are looking for in strong job candidates. During this career development webcast, Jesse Walker-Lanz, library administrator and head of Adult and Digital Services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will share how public libraries can offer the key to your career success. He’ll cover the strengths and background the Los Angeles County Library values in potential hires and what to expect during the interview process. Prepare for some surprising insights!
The Community Virtual Library (CVL) has been a main hub for librarians in virtual worlds for a decade striving to embed information literacy (or metaliteracy) in immersive learning environments, including digital citizenship. Currently, CVL is branching out to other worlds, such as Inworldz and Kitely, as part of Metaverse Libraries, a combined effort among educators and information professionals to connect high quality education-oriented virtual communities as resources.
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.