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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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Be Social! Connect With the SJSU iSchool Through a Variety of Social Media Platforms

Published: August 3, 2017

Being in an online graduate program isn’t all about research and writing papers, listening to lectures and posting on discussion forums. It is that, but there is also a large community of SJSU iSchool students just waiting to get to know you.  As a budding library and information science professional, you should know how to get to information through your fingertips via iSchool social media. Whatever your pace and social media style, there’s a lot to choose from.

 

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The SJSU iSchool Offers a Wealth of Options for Advanced Education and Expanding Careers

Published: July 14, 2017

So you want to be an information professional! Now that you’ve found the iSchool at San José State University, let us help you find the right program for you. The School of Information offers a variety of certificates, two master’s degrees, open classes, and a PhD program in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology. That’s quite a menu to choose from for the inspiring information professional!

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SJSU iSchool Teacher Librarianship Alumna Publishes Original Research

Published: June 29, 2017

Allison Rothman knew something needed to be done about the local middle school’s use of e-readers. There was no continuity with choice of device or downloading service, and school librarians were venturing into uncharted territory with little guidance and few standards. Being both a teacher in a city school and a student at the SJSU School of Information meant that Rothman had immediate access to the resources she needed to make something dynamic happen for her students.

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Library 2.017–The Future of Digital Literacy in Light of Fake Information

Published: June 27, 2017

The closing keynote speaker for June’s Library 2.017 mini-conference “Digital Literacy + Fake News” was futurist Bryan Alexander. Alexander’s recent books, Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling, focus on the ways in which technology transforms education. With that focus in mind, Alexander discussed what fake news is doing to digital literacy and the importance of teachers, librarians and all educators to foster critical thinking in their communities.

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From Great Grad School Paper to Getting Published — SJSU iSchool Students’ Work Goes out into the World

Published: June 15, 2017

Students at the SJSU iSchool work hard on their academic papers, pouring their passion and hours of research into a project to make it the best it can be. Instructors appreciate this kind of effort and so do editors. Recently, several iSchool students and alumni submitted their graduate school research and writing to LIS publications and been rewarded not only with publication but glowing praises of the publication editors.

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Looking for a Career in Public Libraries? The SJSU iSchool has the Inside Scoop with Career Webinars

Looking for a Career in Public Libraries? The SJSU iSchool has the Inside Scoop with Career Webinars

Published: May 10, 2017

If you’re just about to graduate and are looking for a career in public libraries, then not only do we have a lot in common, but we are both interested in what it takes to make ourselves stand out as an exceptional job candidate. Earlier this spring, Jesse Walker-Lanz, the Adult and Digital Services Administrator for the County Library of Los Angeles gave a presentation entitled “How to Interview & Find Career Success in Public Libraries.”

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How SJSU iSchool Students Rev Up for the End of the Semester and Unwind for Summer

Published: May 10, 2017

You’re almost there—the end of the semester is almost here. Some of you may be feeling relief while others may be feeling overwhelmed. Do not despair! Help, hope and happy days are ahead. SJSU iSchool students have become experts at organizing, planning and finding the right way to celebrate and are very willing to share their tips with you.

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Equipping Your Home Learning Environment for Success in the SJSU iSchool Online Graduate Program

Published: April 5, 2017

The SJSU School of Information is an exclusively online program, which means you can go to class anywhere with a properly equipped computer and a little know-how. You can go to school at your favorite café! You can catch up on coursework during your lunch hour and read discussion posts from your smartphone while waiting in line at the post office/bus stop/line at Starbucks (fill in the proverbial blank). So what does it mean exactly to have a computing environment properly equipped for grad school? Read on to learn how to proceed and succeed in the iSchool’s online program.

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Time to Shop for Fall 2017: Course Highlights

Published: March 15, 2017

Yes, it’s that time again folks! Time for Major League Baseball’s Spring Training, time for spring flowers to bloom, allergies to bloom along with them and most importantly, it’s time for all you new and continuing students to enroll for fall courses.