What is iLibrary?

The San José State University School of Information’s iLibrary is an innovative space that hosts links and resources about the iSchool’s various collaborations. See what’s on the director’s iDesk, replay our virtual symposia featuring the latest trends in information practices, and explore digital landscapes with us in our virtual reality rooms. See how the iSchool moves forwards and breaks barriers.


Committed to Library Advocacy

Library Advocacy Explained

Library advocacy is the process of influencing library users, stakeholders, and policymakers to support libraries at the local, regional, state, and national levels. This can be done through doing outreach, facilitating meetings with leaders and managers, and spreading awareness about these causes. Read more about the benefits of library advocacy.


iDesk of Dr Chow

Dr. Anthony Chow

Welcome to the Virtual Desk space of San José State University School of Information Director Dr. Anthony Chow. Part of Dr. Chow’s job is to represent the iSchool across the globe, talk to information and LIS leaders and professionals, and to bring back current and future trends so that the iSchool remains one of the global leaders in information and library and information science.

Track his travels around the world and view current projects, experiences, and
conversations he is having at local, state, national, and international levels.


Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences
Library 2.024 Worldwide Virtual Conference

Library 2.024 Worldwide Virtual Conference AI and Libraries March 21, 2024 Online

The San José State University School of Information is bringing you three virtual Library 2.0 mini-conferences for 2024. These events are free to attend. All sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees. 

The Supportive Library: Helping Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

Library 2.024 Worldwide Virtual Conference The Supportive Library June 20, 2024

Our next Library 2.0 Conference will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 12 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. The sessions will explore the theme of “The Supportive Library: Helping Patrons Experiencing Homelessness.”

From a librarian’s perspective, we know and understand that patrons experiencing homelessness are an especially vulnerable population. We also know that to work in libraries is to be on the forefront of homelessness. However, while we are working directly with vulnerable patrons, many of us may not know how to help someone who is unhoused or who is experiencing food or other insecurities. We may not understand why they don’t trust us, or why they are striking out angrily toward us. We may not know the mental challenges or trauma they are experiencing or the loneliness and isolation they are feeling. In turn, this can expose our own vulnerabilities.

What we do know is that there are many challenges for our vulnerable patrons. What can we do to help strengthen these patrons, knowing that this requires being emotionally vulnerable ourselves? How do we find the emotional strength and courage to be open and authentic? What can librarians provide? 

For this conference, we encourage you to embrace vulnerability, share stories of helping vulnerable patrons, express how you have been vulnerable and needed support, and what it means to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone.

Our special conference chair is Kimberli Buckley, M.A, MLIS, senior community library manager at Contra Costa County Library, and a lecturer at the San José State University School of Information.

Please visit the Library 2.0 conference website for more information and to register to attend this free event. All sessions will be recorded and made available to those who register in advance.


Library Technology Integration (LTI) Lab

Library Technology Integration Lab

Welcome to the Library Technology Integration (LTI) Lab

Our vision is to provide leadership in bringing technology and digital literacy resources into libraries to create equitable access for current and future generations.

Founded by SJSU iSchool Director Anthony Chow, the LTI Lab’s purpose is to:



The SJSU iSchool is actively engaged in sustainability efforts, as are libraries and library workers around the world. 


Virtual Reality
Why Browser-Based Virtual Reality?

The SJSU School of Information is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and it is important that our students are exposed to various emerging technologies impacting the library and information science field. According to the American Library Association, virtual reality is an important current and future trend. One of the emerging technologies the iSchool is actively exploring is browser-based virtual environments