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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Getting the Vote Out– The SJSU iSchool and the ALASC Host the 2018-19 ALA Presidential Candidates

Published: January 17, 2017

On January 9, 2017, the iSchool’s ALA student chapter (ALASC) kicked off the new year with an ALA candidate’s Town Hall Meeting.  SJSU School of Information’s Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh moderated the hour-long meeting, giving all three candidates the chance to introduce themselves, answer questions submitted previously by students and provide closing comments. The three candidates –  Loida Garcia-Febo, Terri Grief and Scott Walter – were all passionate about greater involvement and visibility for the ALA.

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Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Published: January 11, 2017

On November 9, 2016, the SJSU School of Information offered a career webinar presentation by Sally Gore. During the presentation, entitled “Supply and Demand: Matching Your Skills to the Information Needs of Today”, Gore gave tips on how to inventory your skills and think about what exactly makes you qualified for a job as a librarian or information professional.

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The iSchool Community’s Favorite Reads for the New Year

Published: December 30, 2016

At the SJSU iSchool, it’s pretty much a given that anyone who is teaching or in a graduate level program in library and information science would be a bookworm. Or a Kindle worm. If you enjoy audiobooks and podcasts, would that make you an earworm? (The visual connotations are endless.) I was curious what my classmates and iSchool staff and faculty members were reading during their break, and so I asked them.

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Students, Faculty and Staff Share their Plans for Winter Break

Published: December 20,2016

Woohoo! The semester is over, instructors are finishing up with their grading and we’re on to some holiday madness and hopefully some relaxation. In my typical end of the semester style, I finished up my final assignment for the second of my two classes, spent the next three days catching up on work and laundry and then promptly contracted a flu virus. I hope that your winter break is off to a better start.

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Research Writing Advice from SJSU iSchool Experts

Published: November 16, 2016

As the semester is winding down (or is it winding up? I’ve got a lot of work to do!) many SJSU iSchool instructors require a big research paper as a final project. This can be a daunting proposition. Fear not, there is help! School of Information instructors and SJSU student publication editors have collaborated to provide you the best tips, advice and resources to make that final research paper a success.

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A Day in My Life at the CLA Conference

Published: November 9, 2016

Tips and ideas for having a fulfilling, inspirational and informative conference experience from one student to another.

Here I go into the wild, blue library yonder! On November 5, I packed up my conference-going essentials and an entertaining audiobook to make the two-hour pilgrimage to Sacramento, California from my coastal hometown to attend the California Library Association (CLA) annual conference.

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Spring 2017 Course Registration is in the Air this November at the SJSU iSchool

Published: October 27, 2016

Spring courses for 2017 offer flexibility and exciting new classes.

If you’re like me and most current students at the SJSU School of Information, you’re deep in the trenches of the fall semester, but now is the time to plan for the future. The spring semester course schedules have been posted and registration begins on November 1, 2016 by appointment for Regular Session students and November 8, 2016 for Special Session students. Registration closes on January 23, 2017 for all students.

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Become Communication Savvy with RSS Feeds

Published: September 29, 2016

If you don’t want to miss a post from your favorite library blog or need to keep track of the iSchool’s new internship listings, then you need to become better acquainted with how to subscribe to blogs and listings through RSS feeds.

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Fun and Creative Ways to Fund Your Education at the iSchool

Published: September 7, 2016

Both new and continuing students at SJSU’s School of Information continue to challenge the boundaries and limits of librarianship and creativity with their determination and ingenuity. Here are some inspiring examples and a few ways to flex your skills and passion to help pay your way through the program.

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Your Best Sources of Advice for Graduate School — Featuring iSchool Faculty Experts

Published: August 25, 2016

SJSU’s School of Information faculty members are experts in their fields and hail from all over the United States and Canada. Just like you, they look forward to the beginning semester and want to get to know you, share their knowledge and expertise and challenge you to meet your full potential. To celebrate and get off to the right start, we asked some iSchool faculty to share their top tips for success in your graduate studies.