News

Overview

News

There’s always a lot happening at our school. Stay in the know about award wins, scholarship announcements, curriculum updates, research grants, books published, career promotions, and more good news!  

News RSS

News

iSchool Faculty Members Debbie Faires and Dr. Patricia Franks Will Deliver Dual Convocation Addresses This May

Debbie Faires

The School of Information at San José State University will celebrate graduates of its fully online programs in a virtual convocation May 20, at 5 p.m. PDT. Debbie Faires and Dr. Patricia Franks, two pillars of the iSchool faculty, both of whom are retiring at the end of the spring semester, will deliver convocation addresses. Attendees can expect rich reflections on the iSchool’s past and inspiration for graduates entering the field.

News

Discussion Assignments Become Case Studies in iSchool Instructor’s New Book
Textbook Explores Contemporary Library Management Issues

Library Management Problems Today Book Cover

Textbook and scholarly publisher Rowman and Littlefield will release Wayne Disher’s new book, Library Management Problems Today: Case Studies in March, 2021. Disher, an instructor at the San José State University School of Information, has edited a library management textbook that is unique in using fictionalized versions of real scenarios that have taken place at the library, in order to explore contemporary library management issues.

News

Student Research Journal’s 20th Issue Demonstrates Dedication to Excellence
Volume 10, Issue 2

The 20th issue of the fully student-run Student Research Journal is now available online. Featuring an invited contribution from a faculty member, an article written by a current student, and book reviews by recent graduates from the San José State University School of Information, the content of this issue offers a wide variety of topics to read during the remainder of winter break (and after!).

News

Virtual Conference Draws Record-Setting Attendance with Participants from 121 Countries
Global Participation Made for 'Fascinating Discussions'

Tweet from Library 2.0 Conference

The San José State University School of Information organized three Library 2.0 web conferences during 2020, the 10th year of the Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series. Each of the mini-conferences focused on a specific topic addressed by experts in the information professions. The format included an opening keynote panel, concurrent crowd-sourced sessions, and a closing address. Held entirely online at no cost to participants, the 2020 conference series spanned 121 total countries with more than 5,000 registrants for each conference.

News

iSchool Alumni Score Coveted Seats on CLA Board of Directors
2020 CLA Election Results

Four alumni of the San José State University School of Information were elected to seats on the California Library Association Board of Directors in the 2020 CLA election, held on November 2, 2020. Mark Fink, Dolly Goyal, Yolande Wilburn, and Beatriz Preciado will take office this month, and will be honored at the annual CLA membership meeting being held virtually on November 16, 2020.

News

iSchool Offers First-Ever Bachelor’s Degree
BS in Information Science and Data Analytics Program Prepares Students for Careers in Big Data, Emerging Technologies and Machine Learning

Hanover Research Current and Projected Employment

The School of Information at San José State University is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics degree program that prepares undergraduate students for one of the fastest-growing occupation areas in the United States, according to Hanover Research.

News

Free Web Conference Explores ‘Sustainability in Libraries’
Call for Proposals and Registration Open

Library 2.020 Sustainability in Libraries web conference on October 14, 2020 at noon Pacific Time

The third and final Library 2.0 mini-conference for 2020 will be held online on Wednesday, October 14, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. US-Pacific Time. This free, online and participatory conference, sponsored by the School of Information at San José State University, is an excellent opportunity to showcase research, work and thinking on sustainability in libraries.

News

Two Alumni Awarded 2020 REFORMA Dia Mini-Grants for Library Programs that Celebrate Latino Culture

San José State University School of Information is pleased to announce that two alumni were awarded REFORMA Día Mini-Grants to support new or existing Día programs that celebrate Latino culture. David Lopez and Gina Rosabal were among the five winners of REFORMA Día Mini-Grants, who were selected based on original submissions that demonstrated their creativity, level of community involvement, and showcase of Latinx literature and culture.

News

Two iSchool Alumni Honored with Awards for Stellar Professional Achievements

Jon Luc Christensen

The Special Libraries Association recently recognized 11 members with awards, two of whom earned their Master of Library and Information Science degree from the School of Information at San José State University. The SLA is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners in business, government, academic, and other “specialized” settings.

News

New Tenure-track Assistant Professor Brings Data Science Expertise to iSchool Faculty

Assistant Professor Ghosh

The San José State University School of Information announces the addition of a new tenure-track assistant professor to its diverse and award-winning faculty. Souvick Ghosh will focus on developing a foundational course, Problem Solving with Data, and will contribute his professional applied experience to the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science degree program.

News

More than $29,000 Awarded in Fall 2020 Special Session Scholarships

Ellen Bae's Presentation

Funding totaling $29,862 was awarded to 21 students pursuing master’s degrees at the San José State University School of Information. Using software such as Prezi, Powtoon, or emaze, scholarship applicants creatively showcased themes of global impact or professional leadership through descriptive text, data points and visual elements.