The School of Information at San José State University is excited
to announce that Assistant Professor
Michele Villagran was awarded the 2019 Academic Law Libraries
Special Interest Section’s Research and Scholarship Grant for her
proposed project: Examination of Cultural Intelligence within
Academic Law Librarians.
In honor of their significant contributions to the San José State
University School of Information, three faculty members recently
received notable promotions: Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Dr. Michelle
Chen, and Dr. Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca.
San José State University School of Information Director Sandra
Hirsh, a long-time member of the Association of Library and
Information Science Education, has been voted
president-elect of the organization.
Recognized for her significant accomplishments in the library
profession and contributions to the advancement of the library
and information studies field, Dr.
Sandra Hirsh is the 2019 winner of the University of
California, Los Angeles’ Library and Information Studies
Distinguished Alumni Award.
LYRASIS Learning is an education platform for webinars on
subjects, such as content solutions, leadership and emerging
trends, preservation solutions and technology. iSchool
instructors will be teaching courses through the partnership.
One of the San José State University School of Information’s
newest faculty members,
Dr. Michele Villagran, has authored two chapters in a
recently published book and will be speaking at several
professional conferences in coming months addressing diversity
Blockchain technology may be the wave of the future in libraries,
and Drs. Sue
Alman and Sandra
Hirsh of the San José State University School of
Information want to help bring it to the forefront of
professional discussion and implementation through a book in the
American Library Association’s Library Futures series.
The second edition of Information Services Today: An
Introduction, edited by San José State University School of
Information’s Director Sandra Hirsh, and with contributions from
multiple faculty members, has been published.
Two San José State University School of Information faculty
members have been selected to participate in the San José State
eCampus Immersive Learning Institute where they will learn
about innovative augmented reality and virtual reality
technologies and pedagogies that create immersive learning
opportunities to improve students’ engagement and critical
San José State University School of Information Associate Professor Christine Hagar presented her research at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Dealing with Disasters Conference recently held at Durham University in North East England.
Dr. Michael Stephens, an instructor in the MLIS program at the San José State University School of Information, has been promoted to associate professor. Stephens joined the iSchool in 2011 and teaches The Hyperlinked Library and Information Communities.