iStudent Blog


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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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.

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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.