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Choose Your Own Adventure in Special Libraries

Published: February 23, 2017

Did you know that you can put your MLIS or MARA degree to work at an architecture firm, or that the National Park Service needs librarians? It’s true! On February 6, 2017 the SJSU iSchool’s Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapter gathered alumni and current students to give short presentations at their event called “There’s a Special Library for THAT?”

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Career Environments — the Wide World of Possibilities for Your Master’s Degree

Published: February 7, 2017

Have you been daydreaming of that perfect job, even while you’re trying to get into the groove of the SJSU iSchool’s new semester? I’m not that far from graduation, so I’ve not only been daydreaming, but polishing up resumes, posting applications and practicing for interviews. If you’re not quite sure where you’re going with this MLIS or MARA degree, or even if you’re in one of the SJSU School of Information’s certificate programs then pack your virtual bags and take a tour around the iSchool’s website.

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Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Published: January 11, 2017

On November 9, 2016, the SJSU School of Information offered a career webinar presentation by Sally Gore. During the presentation, entitled “Supply and Demand: Matching Your Skills to the Information Needs of Today”, Gore gave tips on how to inventory your skills and think about what exactly makes you qualified for a job as a librarian or information professional.

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A Day in My Life at the CLA Conference

Published: November 9, 2016

Tips and ideas for having a fulfilling, inspirational and informative conference experience from one student to another.

Here I go into the wild, blue library yonder! On November 5, I packed up my conference-going essentials and an entertaining audiobook to make the two-hour pilgrimage to Sacramento, California from my coastal hometown to attend the California Library Association (CLA) annual conference.

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Expert Panel Discusses Libraries and Digitization

Published: December 10, 2015

With the growing need to preserve and protect historical materials, curate born-digital materials, and make materials more widely accessible to the community and the world beyond, digitization is becoming more of an issue for libraries today.

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The iSchool’s SLA Student Chapter Offers Innovative Programming and Exciting Leadership Opportunities

Published: December 2, 2015

Are you interested in specialized libraries like law, medical, archives, music, digital, museum, or a variety of specialized collections in different library settings, and looking for a way to connect with your fellow iSchool-mates? Then you should definitely think about joining SJSU’s Special Libraries Association student chapter (SLASC) for an online event.

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Toby Greenwalt at Library 2.015 — Technology and Partnership in the Library Community

Published: November 12, 2015

This is the last in a series of posts summarizing highlights of the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference in October 2015. To access the full set of recorded sessions, go to the iSchool’s Library 2.015 page and look for the links to the keynote speakers. All three of the presentations covered in this blog will be there, and you can get all the juicy details for yourself!

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Norm Jacknis at Library 2.015 — Making the Future Happen Now for Libraries

Published: November 11, 2015

This is the second of a series of posts summarizing highlights of the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference in October 2015. To access the full set of recorded sessions, go to the iSchool’s Library 2.015 page and look for the links to the keynote speakers. All three of the presentations covered in this blog will be there, and you can get all the juicy details for yourself!

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Students at the iSchool Gain Valuable Real-World Experience as Research Assistants

Published: September 23, 2015

Research assistants at the iSchool have amazing opportunities to gain essential skills for the workplace, work with a team of fellow students and faculty, and be a part of something new, innovative and exciting. Research assistants work closely with iSchool instructors, staff and other information professionals, gaining workplace skills and sometimes a modest income (some assistantships are paid and some are just for experience) while they work on their degrees. These positions can be quite competitive, attracting many qualified applicants.

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Get the Most of Your Professional Conference Experience

Published: June 9, 2015

‘Tis the season for professional conferences—the Special Library Association Conference will be held June 14–16, 2015, in Boston, and the ‘Tis the season for professional conferences—the Special Library Association Conference will be held June 14–16, 2015, in Boston, and the American Library Association will hold their conference in San Francisco June 25–30.

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Canadian Students Learn and Thrive at the iSchool

Published: March 5, 2015

I live in Northern California, close enough to SJSU that I could feasibly make the drive down to campus to attend classes in person. But many students at the School of Information log in from across the United States, Canada and all over the world.