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Virtual Reality Exhibit Gives Voice to Ukrainian Children and Librarians

Ukrainian Children Draw War, Not Flowers artwork exhibition

The San José State University School of Information launches “Children Draw War, Not Flowers” in virtual reality, a pioneering VR art exhibition showcasing the resilience and experiences of Ukrainian children affected by war, while highlighting the role of librarians and cultural heritage preservation during conflict. 

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Breaking Boundaries: Unveiling Dynamic Student Groups Shaping Tomorrow
Discovering the Exciting Terrain of Emerging Student Groups

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In line with San José State University School of Information’s commitment to fostering diverse academic communities, the school announces the establishment of several new student groups to enrich its students’ educational experiences. These groups serve as vibrant hubs where students with shared interests and passions can connect, collaborate, and thrive.

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Scholarships Empower Information Professionals for Success
Spring 2024 Scholarship Winners Announced

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The San José State University School of Information is proud to announce the recipients of its spring 2024 Special Session scholarships, marking a significant milestone in these deserving individuals’ academic and personal journeys. With 22 scholarships valued at $3,000 each, the school continues its commitment to supporting new and continuing students enrolled in its master’s and bachelor’s degree programs.

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Alumnus Mychal Threets Honored with Prestigious 2024 I Love My Librarian Award for Transformative Community Service

In celebration of outstanding service to libraries, the American Library Association has recognized Mychal Threets, a 2018 graduate from the San José State University School of Information, as one of the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award Honorees. Threets stands among a select group of librarians honored for his exceptional community service and advocacy for mental health awareness.

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26th Issue of the Student Research Journal Highlights Economies of Knowledge, DEI Access, and Ethics of Technology

Students at the San José State University School of Information have been busy working on the 26th issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal. The latest issue of the open-access journal is available online.

“Volume 13, Issue 2 of the Student Research Journal comes at an important turning point in the global conversation around information access, economies of knowledge, and ethics of technology,” says SRJ editor-in-chief Odin Halvorson.

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Alumni and Student Named 2024 ALA Emerging Leaders

Three alumni and one current student from the San José State University School of Information have been selected as part of the American Library Association’s 2024 Class of Emerging Leaders. Dominique Dozier, Jillian Underwood-Jenkins, Ariana Varela, and Mia Gittlen are part of a class of 50 individuals from across the United States and Canada.

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iSchool Alumnus Named North Dakota’s Librarian of the Year

Aaron Stefanich

The North Dakota Library Association has chosen a standout alumnus from the San José State University School of Information for its prestigious title of Librarian of the Year. Aaron Stefanich received the award that recognizes individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the North Dakota library profession.” For Stefanich, being recognized as Librarian of the Year “is humbling, because I know so many other North Dakota librarians who deserve the award.”

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Bridging Knowledge Scholars Travel to Oklahoma for ATALM Conference

Brandon Castle at 2023 ATALM Conference

Nine graduate students from the San José State University School of Information attended the 2023 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), which was held in Oklahoma City. The students are part of the Institute for Museum and Library Services grant-funded Bridging Knowledge project that aims to support “Indigenous librarians and contribute to growing a diverse and skilled professional workforce.”