About iStudent Blog

Welcome to the iStudent blog, written by a current MLIS student deep in the trenches of the iSchool experience who is passionate about passing along encouragement, information and resources to other current and prospective students.

The iStudent Blog is where new students can find information and answers to all the questions they might have about classes, enrollment and online learning. Readers will learn about career pathways, student organizations, timelines and a whole host of other topics pertaining to the student experience. Be sure to check out the iSchool 101 page by using the ‘filter by category’ option in the top left of the home page. Here you will find posts to get you started on your iSchool journey from applying to a closer look at the core courses.

If you are a current student curious about new classes, career resources and the latest events, then this is a great place for you as well. Hear from students about how they manage their time and catch up on the latest conference highlights. Prospective students can get the inside scoop on life at the iSchool through interviews with students, professors and alumni, as well as my personal musings.

Like many students at the School of Information, I am balancing work, classes, life and exploring possibilities for the future. I plan to graduate at the end of this year. As the Lead Writer for the iStudent Blog, it is my job to keep you informed about what is happening at the SJSU iSchool and pass along anything else I discover that I think would be useful for students to know.

Add the iStudent Blog to your RSS feeder of choice and do not hesitate to ask a question or contribute your two cents. I would love to hear from you; there is a comments section at the bottom of each post. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck with your graduate studies and future career!

Priscilla Ameneyro


The School of Information at San José State University offers a nationally ranked Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association. The School also offers a Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree for students who are interested in pursuing a career in information governance. A Teacher Librarian Services Credential program is also available. For those who already hold a master’s degree, the school offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, designed for working professionals who want to stay current with emerging trends. Additionally, the school partners with Queensland University of Technology to offer a doctoral program in Library and Information Science. The SJSU iSchool has been a recognized leader in online learning by the Online Learning Consortium. For more information, visit the iSchool’s website.