Testimonials from Our Partners


“Our partnership with the SJSU School of Information has proven to be an excellent way to strengthen the reach and impact of our Innovative Librarians award. By partnering with SJSU faculty and staff, we have been able to pool our individual strengths and resources while collaborating to raise awareness about the award and judge the many entrants. The early success of the Innovative Librarians award would not have been possible without our partnership with SJSU.” – Michael Casey, Director of Customer Experience, Gwinnett County Public Library

“Partnering on innovative, online events with Dr. Hirsh and the San José State University School of Information over the last eight years has been one of the most rewarding activities of my career. The consistent desire and willingness to provide innovative information-sharing conferences for the library world has been a great example of leadership and vision.” - Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair of the Library 2.0 Conferences

“Everyone at SJSU has been a pleasure to work with. The instructors we’ve worked with are effective online instructors, in addition to being dependable, good communicators, and easy to work with. They have presented content to meet our audience’s professional development needs and help further their knowledge of the field.” - Annie Peterson, Program Leader, LYRASIS

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with San Jose State University’s School of Information on achieving our joint goal of educating new librarians about the importance of intellectual freedom and the tools they can use to protect the public’s right of access to information and materials stored in the nation’s libraries.  SJSU’s iSchool stands at the forefront of intellectual freedom education by blending instruction from one of the top-ranked LIS programs in the country with the resources of the Freedom to Read Foundation, offering students unparalleled access to resources and speakers that provide in-depth information about the history and legal foundations of intellectual freedom in libraries while offering insights on the current challenges to intellectual freedom and access to information.” - Valerie Nye, Freedom to Read Foundation Trustee and Education Committee Chair

“Dr. Kate Davis and I have been working with Dr. Michael Stephens on a project exploring the professional development experiences and needs of staff working in Australian public libraries. The project was inspired by Dr. Stephens’s recent work in the USA on the same topic. The project is being done in collaboration with the Australian Library and Information Association. The project has involved an online questionnaire and in-depth one–on-one interviews. Dr Stephens is a generous and supportive colleague to work with, offering both time and great insights to our collaborative endeavours.” – Helen Partridge, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education),  University of Southern Queensland

“San Jose State’s School of Information is an essential and active partner in our IMLS funded grant, Reaching Those Who Served: Recruiting and Preparing Military Veterans for Careers in Librarianship. SJSU’s School of Information offers military veterans with a strong and viable option to completing their degree requirements 100% online. SJSU’s program model means that the number of military veterans entering the information fields can increase when graduate studies is logical, well presented, and supported by caring administrative staff and faculty.” – Dr. Loriene Roy, PI, Reading Those Who Served