As the front line of student support for San José State University’s School of Information, the Student Services Team is consistently innovating to meet and anticipate the needs of its diverse population. To enhance its reach, the team has recently expanded in size and scope. The addition of two new staff members and increased engagement platforms has amplified access to the team’s services and resources.
Starting in the fall 2023 semester, the San José State University
School of Information will have a new coordinator at the helm of
its California Teacher
Librarian Services Credential program. Jonathan Hunt has
accepted the position most recently held by Dr. Mary Ann Harlan.
Focused on health and wellness, the San José State University
School of Information has tapped into Loida Garcia-Febo’s
expertise and passion for wellness in librarianship, bringing her
on board as the iSchool’s first health and wellness advisor.
Garcia-Febo is past-president of the American Library
Association, among other noteworthy positions. In this new role
at the iSchool, she will bring a variety of resources about
mental health and wellness.
San Jose State University’s School of Information has awarded
scholarships to 12
current students and 18 new students enrolled in its master’s
degree programs for the spring 2023 semester. Each scholarship is
valued at $3,000.
The American Library Association has selected a San José State
University alumna and librarian for its 2023 I Love My Librarian
Award. Kathryn Blackmer Reyes graduated from the SJSU School of
Information with her Master of Library and
Information Science degree. She now holds the director
position of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native
American Studies Center at the university’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
The newly launched Sports Analytics Club represents an incredibly
exciting and innovative partnership between the San José State
University School of Information and the university’s baseball
team. The club, which met for the first time in November 2022, is
led by Master
of Library and Information Science degree program students
and club co-presidents Cori Garfias and Michelle Miyoshi.
The Los Angeles Chapter of REFORMA has awarded three scholarships to students completing their Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information. Rosa Pena and Lauren Kime were both recipients of the Dr. Karin Duran Scholarship. The scholarship is given to MLIS students interested in academic or archival fields.
The 24th issue of the fully student-run
Student Research Journal is now available
online. The issue features an invited contribution from a
lecturer at the San José State University School of Information,
an article by a recent graduate of the iSchool’s Master of
Library and Information Science program, and a book review by a
graduate student enrolled in the iSchool’s MLIS program.
Dr. Patricia Sandercock is the 22nd person to have had
a doctorate conferred through the Gateway PhD program offered
through a partnership between the San José State University
School of Information and Queensland University of Technology
from 2008 to 2021.
The 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders from the American Library
Association has been announced. Out of the 46 chosen to
participate in this prestigious leadership program for new
library professionals, four are from the San José State
University School of Information. Congratulations to Jennifer
Castle, ’18 MLIS; Cybele Kohel, current student; Jennifer Powell,
’21 MLIS; and Brandi Veal, ’20 MLIS.
Students enrolled in the Master of Archives
and Records Administration program at the San José State
University School of Information have a new course offering on
the spring 2023 schedule. MARA 284 Data Governance: An
Introduction introduces the fundamentals of data governance from
a records and information management perspective.