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iStudent Blog

Students in all of our programs, as well as applicants, will find the iStudent Blog a gold mine. Written by a current student, this blog provides important information and resources and useful advice, including posts about courses, career pathways, online learning, time management, student groups, conferences, and financial aid.

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Meet Your Faculty Advisors

Published: March 26, 2018

New welcome videos help you choose the right faculty advisor for you.

istudent_facultyadvisors.pngYou’re bound to have questions as you navigate through your program at the School of Information. Thankfully, the iSchool has plenty of resources to help you along the way. One of those is the faculty advisor team, who are available to answer your questions about course selections and career pathways based on their areas of expertise. Now you can watch a quick one to two minute welcome video to get to know each advisor and determine the right person to reach out to for assistance. With 50 advisors to choose from, you are sure to find your perfect match.

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Library 2.018 Design Thinking Conference Recap

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Gain insights from the Library 2.0 virtual conference, “Design Thinking,” held on March 8.

Over 5,500 people registered for the first Library 2.0 virtual conference of the year. “Design Thinking: How Librarians are Incorporating it into their Practice” was held online and for free on March 8.

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Top Writing Tips

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Improve your papers with these top tips from the School of Information Student Research Journal editorial team.

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Get Out There and Network

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Five networking strategies to help you make a name for yourself.

It’s never too early to start networking. The sooner you begin, the more prepared you’ll be to launch your job hunt when you graduate.

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Net Neutrality: What Does It Mean For Libraries?

Published: January 29, 2018

With the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to repeal net neutrality, what exactly does this mean and how does it impact libraries? As aspiring information professionals, it’s important for iSchool students to understand this issue and its potential influence on the future of libraries. I did some research to learn more and summarized the key points for you below.

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iSchool Students Develop Instructional Tools for Dr. Hirsh’s New Book

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Three students share their experiences working on presentations for Information Services Today, second edition. 

Information Services Today is a textbook many of you will be familiar with from your iSchool classes. The textbook brings together 43 authors from across the LIS field and is compiled and edited by the iSchool’s Director, Dr. Sandra Hirsh.

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Claims of a Dying LIS Profession Debunked

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Libraries and librarians are here to stay. Inside Higher Ed finds error in Bureau of Labor Statistics calculation.

How do people respond when asked if they think libraries are a dying industry? Unfortunately, a lot of people would probably agree. Those who are not familiar with what’s happening in the world of information or who haven’t set foot in a library in years think that the game is up.

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Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

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Helpful tips for setting goals and achieving them to make 2018 great.

Happy new year and welcome to 2018! It’s the perfect time to lock in your new year’s resolutions and set some goals for the year ahead.

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Getting Good Grades

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Disappointed with your grades? Get advice from your peers and professors for boosting your GPA.

For those of you who completed your SOTEs evaluations on time, you can access your final grades for fall now. If not, you’ll have access starting December 30th.

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Looking Back on Fall 2017

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Take a trip down memory lane with me as I look back on fall 2017 at the iSchool.

As the fall semester of 2017 winds down, join me in reflecting on what a semester it has been! I’m guilty of always looking forward and thinking about the next thing, so I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on the accomplishments and events that made fall 2017 so great.

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Student Discounts To Take Advantage Of This Shopping Season

Published: November 27, 2017 by Priscilla Ameneyro

If you’ve already completed your holiday shopping and scored some major deals during the madness of Black Friday, I salute you. If you’re like me, you’ve planned out what you want to get but you haven’t actually bought it yet. Then there’s the third type of shopper: the leave it to the last minute and hope for the best kind. Whatever your style, I’ve compiled a list of awesome discounts that are available for students, from retail stores to saving money on your monthly cell-phone bill, it pays to have a .edu email address.

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Four Reasons to be Thankful as an iSchool Student

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Happy Thanksgiving! I share the reasons why I’m thankful to be a student at the SJSU School of Information.

I hope you are all winding down for Thanksgiving and looking forward to food, family and football! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the reasons why I’m thankful to be a student at the SJSU iSchool, especially as I head into my final year.

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ASIS&T Student Chapter Welcomes New Membership Director

Published: November 13, 2017

A conversation with SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter’s newest executive committee member, MLIS student Lauren Frazier.

lauren_frazier_100x100.jpgPlease join me in congratulating MLIS student Lauren Frazier on her new appointment as the Membership Director for SJSU’s ASIS&T Student Chapter! I chatted with Lauren to get to know her, find out more about ASIS&T and her plans for her new role.