Paige Fujisue’s Article on The Emerging Technology Symposium Was Featured in AL Direct Student Edition


Paige FujisueThe Emerging Technologies Symposium (ETS), planned and organized by San José State University School of Information student Paige Fujisue, was featured in the September 25, 2008 issue of American Libraries Direct: Student Edition under the “Get Connected and Get Involved” column. The direct link to Fujisue’s story is “SJSU Emerging Technology Symposium: San José Students Buck the System

Links to the ETS archived sessions are available at ETS. When interviewed about ETS, Fujisue writes:

The whole basis for the Emerging Technologies Symposium was to serve as a learning experience. Those in attendance learned first hand how to manipulate new technology, demystifying the unknown and the unfamiliar. Presenters learned how to teach in an online environment, thus strengthening their communication, technological, and leadership skills. My hope is that this will encourage all to actively participate in and contribute professionally to the field.

ETS was also an excellent experience in teamwork. As busy as we all were, I was amazed by the level of service volunteered by our Elluminate student trainers and was impressed by the commitment of presenters. I am also grateful to ALASC for their encouragement and support which took ETS from idea to reality.