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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Expand Your Knowledge, Your Skills and Your Horizons: Post-Master’s Certificate

Published: July 20, 2016

If you’ve already completed a master’s program (my admiration to you) and you’d like to broaden your skillset or update your knowledge of current technology, then the iSchool’s Post-Master’s Certificate is a great way to take your library and information skills to the next level. With new students joining the program in both the fall and spring semesters, 42 information professionals have completed the certificate since 2012.

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Creativity, Collaboration and Compassion at Library 2.016: Library as Classroom

Published: July 6, 2016

If you want to explore classroom learning beyond iSchool courses and find some of the best resources for your lifelong learning virtual library, look no further than Library 2.0 mini-conferences for 2016. Library 2.0 was co-founded by the SJSU School of Information and has been holding virtual conferences about libraries and technology since 2011. Whether you’re looking for presentations by iSchool faculty or exploring topics to help broaden your knowledge, you’ll probably find it in the Library 2.0 recording archives.

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Thought-provoking Presentations on Privacy at Library 2.016

Published: June 9, 2016

Library 2.0 conferences are a great way to gain the latest information about library trends and information technology without leaving the comfort of your home or office. It’s all online and presentations are given at a variety of times, making it  easier for people all over the world to take part. If you can’t make it, there’s always the recording, which is how I soak up the knowledge of Library 2.0.

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SJSU iSchool’s New Advising Pages Help Students Customize Their Unique Path to Success

Published: June 1, 2016

The SJSU School of Information is excited to introduce its new Advising pages on the iSchool website. The website advising pages and Advising Portal are like a road map, trip planner and guidebook for your journey through grad school. New and current students alike now have direct access to advisors, Content Specialists and a whole bunch of planning tools to help them navigate their graduate school experience.

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The WISE Way to Maximize Your iSchool Experience

Published: April 20, 2016

Are you interested in such classes as Economics in Information or Library Fundraising but can’t find it at the iSchool? Despite the extensive variety of courses offered by the SJSU School of Information, a student may want to specialize in something like electronic health records or e-government but can’t find precisely what they’re looking for. They need not despair!

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Important News and Tips: Highlights from the Spring 2016 Director’s Forum

Published: April 13, 2016

Every semester iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh holds a Director’s Forum for students. All students at the SJSU School of Information are invited and receive emails notifying them of the date and time of the forum, as well as encouraging them to submit questions in advance to Dr. Hirsh that can be answered at the end of the hour-long Collaborate session.