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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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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

istudent_leap_job.jpgPublished: January 15, 2018

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.

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Highlights From the Fall 2017 Director’s Forum

Published: October 16, 2017 

iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh recently hosted a virtual coffee chat with students. The virtual chat is a chance for students to hear news and updates about the iSchool, as well as ask questions and participate in an informal conversation with the director. If you missed it, pour yourself a cup of joe and read on for some of the highlights. You can also watch the full recording here

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Best Place to Study

Published: October 3, 2017 by Priscilla Ameneyro

You’ll spend countless hours studying for your degree, so you might as well study somewhere that you’re comfortable and will allow you to get the most out of your time. Armed with a laptop and my powers of observation, I set out to discover the best place to study. I also spoke to several of my iSchool classmates in INFO 244 about where they like to study and what their ideal study environment looks like.  Here’s what I found out:

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Thoughts and Inspiration on Work and Life: A Chat with iSchool Director Sandy Hirsh

Published: August 13, 2017

Well folks, it’s down to my penultimate post here at the SJSU School of Information’s iStudent Blog and I’ve been reflecting a lot about my six years at the iSchool and the last three as the lead writer for this blog. I wanted to share some of my thoughts and reflections with someone who gets it: iSchool Director Sandy Hirsh.