News https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news There's always a lot happening at our school. Stay in the know about award wins, scholarship announcements, curriculum ... en Pushing Forward with Native American Literacy and Libraries  https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/pushing-forward-native-american-literacy-and-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IMLS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to iSchool and Reading Nation Waterfall </div> </div> </div> <p> [image:18491, image right w25]Dr. Anthony Chow, director of the San José State University School of Information, and Reading Nation Waterfall have received a $1.2 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to foster Native American literacy, as well as a $150,000 grant entitled “Seeking Immortality” alongside the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana to preserve the Northern Cheyenne language and culture through virtual reality.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/pushing-forward-native-american-literacy-and-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: Research Home: News & Events Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:36:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7342 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ALA Selects Nine iSchool Students for 2022-23 Spectrum Scholarship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ala-selects-nine-ischool-students-2022-23-spectrum-scholarship <p> Nine students from the San José State University School of Information were announced as Spectrum Scholars for the 2022-23 year. The Spectrum Scholarship is an annual scholarship given out by the American Library Association. <a href= "https://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum">The ALA</a> created this scholarship to “affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the broadest participation of new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians to position ALA to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ala-selects-nine-ischool-students-2022-23-spectrum-scholarship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Thu, 08 Sep 2022 01:04:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7322 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Grant Project Aims to Introduce Librarianship to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/grant-project-aims-introduce-librarianship-black-indigenous-and-people-color <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IMLS Funds $150,000 BIPOC Become Librarians Project </div> </div> </div> <p> The San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and School of Information, in partnership with San José Public Library, were recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Library and Museum Services for the Laura Bush 21<sup>st</sup> Century Librarian program aimed at introducing undergraduate students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to professional careers in the library and information science and archives fields. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/grant-project-aims-introduce-librarianship-black-indigenous-and-people-color" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Home: News & Events Sat, 20 Aug 2022 00:41:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7302 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Fall Course Fees Reduced Thanks to Generous Scholarships https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/fall-course-fees-reduced-thanks-generous-scholarships <p> New and matriculated students enrolled in the San José State University School of Information’s master’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs are starting the fall semester with a little less financial worry. The SJSU iSchool recognized its exceptional students with 72 scholarships ranging from $750 to $3,000 each. Dr. Mary Ann Harlan, co-chair of the Scholarship Committee said, “Awarding scholarships is always an amazing opportunity to see the wonderful diversity and quality of iSchool students.” </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/financial-aid-and-scholarships">Financial Aid and Scholarships</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/fall-course-fees-reduced-thanks-generous-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Wed, 10 Aug 2022 19:58:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7293 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu MLIS Degree Program Fully Re-accredited by American Library Association https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mlis-degree-program-fully-re-accredited-american-library-association <p> The American Library Association has re-accredited San José State University’s Master in Library and Information Science degree program for another seven years. The ALA has continually accredited the MLIS program, one of three <a href= "/programs">master’s degrees</a> offered at the SJSU School of Information, since 1969. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/post/accreditation">Accreditation</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mlis-degree-program-fully-re-accredited-american-library-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: News & Events Wed, 20 Jul 2022 16:04:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7271 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Student Research Journal Leadership Team for 2022-2023 Academic Year https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journal-leadership-team-2022-2023-academic-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Content Editors Move into New Leadership Roles </div> </div> </div> <p> The <em>Student Research Journal</em> at the San José State University School of Information is pleased to announce a new editor-in-chief and managing editor for the 2022-2023 academic year: Amber Passey and Benjamin Brown. Their new roles commence in July, following the publication of the <a href= "/news/23rd-issue-student-research-journal-explores-issues-past-and-present-future-information-science"> 23<sup>rd</sup> issue</a>. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/topdownloads.html">Student Research Journal on Scholarworks</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journal-leadership-team-2022-2023-academic-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research News: Student Tue, 19 Jul 2022 15:51:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7268 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 23rd Issue of the Student Research Journal Explores Issues of Past and Present on the Future of Information Science https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/23rd-issue-student-research-journal-explores-issues-past-and-present-future-information-science <p> The 23<sup>rd</sup> issue of the fully student-run <em>Student Research Journal</em> is <a href= "https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/">now available online</a>. The issue features an invited contribution from an assistant professor at the San José State University School of Information and two highly relevant book reviews by graduate students enrolled in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/23rd-issue-student-research-journal-explores-issues-past-and-present-future-information-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Student Research Journal Home: News & Events Thu, 14 Jul 2022 20:53:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7260 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Virtual Reality in Libraries Explored in New MLIS Course https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/virtual-reality-libraries-explored-new-mlis-course <p> A new elective is being offered in the <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Scienc</a><a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">e</a> program for fall 2022. INFO 287-19, Feel the Learn: The Library Advancing Virtual Reality, is a course available to students enrolled in the MLIS Special Session at San José State University School of Information. The prerequisite for the course is the completion of INFO 200 and INFO 203. This new three-unit course will discuss the past and future use of virtual reality (VR) technology in libraries. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/virtual-reality-libraries-explored-new-mlis-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Curriculum Home: Spotlight Wed, 13 Jul 2022 15:10:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7259 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Poster Session at 2022 CLA Conference Boosts Confidence for Student and Alumni Presenters https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-poster-session-2022-cla-conference-boosts-confidence-student-and-alumni-presenters-0 <p> After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, students and alumni at the San José State University School of Information converged in Sacramento to present at the iSchool’s poster session, held during the 2022 California Library Association Conference. </p> <p> [image:18263, image left]A total of 14 group and individual projects were presented by current iSchool students and alumni. Presentations covered a variety of topics, from cultural preservation to information literacy. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-poster-session-2022-cla-conference-boosts-confidence-student-and-alumni-presenters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: News & Events News: Student Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:26:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7258 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Longtime iSchool Faculty Member Promoted to Full Professor https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/longtime-ischool-faculty-member-promoted-full-professor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations to Professor Michael Stephens </div> </div> </div> <p> [image:18181, image left w50]Eleven years after his hiring, Dr. Michael Stephens has been promoted to full professor at San José State University. Stephens joined the SJSU School of Information in 2011 as an assistant professor. He teaches courses in the iSchool’s fully online <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a> degree program. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/longtime-ischool-faculty-member-promoted-full-professor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:11:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7239 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Dr. Lettie Conrad is 21st Graduate of Gateway PhD Program https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-lettie-conrad-21st-graduate-gateway-phd-program <p> Dr. Lettie Conrad has completed the Gateway PhD program with her doctorate conferred by Queensland University of Technology, the former partner university of the San José State University School of Information. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-lettie-conrad-21st-graduate-gateway-phd-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Gateway PhD in Library and Information Management News: Research News: Student Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:22:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7234 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Six Graduating Students Receive Awards for Excellence https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/six-graduating-students-receive-awards-excellence <p> [image:18079, image left w50]Graduation festivities are in full swing, and six students from the San José State University School of Information will be graduating with one more award to put on their resumes. Stephanie Duran, Natasha Finnegan, Ayana Sarrieddine, Ariell Lomax, Jaime D. Zullo, and Kristin Peace were selected by the faculty to receive one of the <a href= "/awards-graduating-students">Director’s Awards for Excellence</a>. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/graduation-speakers-announced-ischools-virtual-convocation">Graduation Speakers Announced for iSchool’s Virtual Convocation </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://youtu.be/K-8KWosyiaQ">iSchool Virtual Convocation Recording</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://youtu.be/-AISZiOoa4s">2022 Student Graduation Video</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/six-graduating-students-receive-awards-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Thu, 26 May 2022 18:19:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7219 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool ‘Movers and Shakers’ Exceeds 35 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-movers-and-shakers-exceeds-35 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Class of 2022 Sees Two More Alumni Added to the Prestigious List </div> </div> </div> <p> Every spring, <em>Library Journal</em> names its “Movers and Shakers” for the year. Forty-one individuals make up the Class of 2022, with two having graduated from the San José State University School of Information. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-movers-and-shakers-exceeds-35" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: News & Events Wed, 18 May 2022 16:18:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7212 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Dr. Butler Becomes 20th Individual to Earn a PhD through International Partnership https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-butler-becomes-20th-individual-earn-phd-through-international-partnership <p> [image:17965, image left w50]Dr. Walter Butler is one of the few remaining individuals to have his doctorate conferred by Queensland University of Technology, the founding partner university of the Gateway PhD program. The partnership between the San José State University School of Information and the Queensland University of Technology lasted from 2008 to 2021. In March 2022, he became the 20th individual to graduate from the Gateway PhD program. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-butler-becomes-20th-individual-earn-phd-through-international-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Home: News & Events News: Student Wed, 11 May 2022 18:40:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7198 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Student Chapter of the Year Award Goes to ALASC https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-chapter-year-award-goes-alasc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iSchool Students Recognized for their ‘Incredible Work’ </div> </div> </div> <p> The American Library Association Student Chapter at the San José State University School of Information has been awarded Chapter of the Year. This is the fifth time the ALA Student Chapter has won this prestigious award. One of the main reasons ALASC was chosen was due to their member engagement, as well as the chapter’s ability to create opportunities for leadership, especially during the pandemic. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-chapter-year-award-goes-alasc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Student Groups Tue, 03 May 2022 19:57:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7180 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Graduation Speakers Announced for iSchool’s Virtual Convocation https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/graduation-speakers-announced-ischools-virtual-convocation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ALA President Patty Wong and Air Force Chief Data Officer Eileen M. Vidrine to Deliver Speeches </div> </div> </div> <p> [image:17708, image left w25]The San José State University School of Information will be celebrating its graduating students at two ceremonies in May. One will be virtual while the other will be held in person. Dr. Anthony Chow, director of the School on Information, commented on the ceremonies as a “wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and we are extremely proud of all of them.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/graduation-speakers-announced-ischools-virtual-convocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: News & Events Wed, 20 Apr 2022 17:12:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7159 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Five New Tenure-track Faculty Members to Join the SJSU School of Information in Fall 2022 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/five-new-tenure-track-faculty-members-join-sjsu-school-information-fall-2022 <div class="photo-gallery"> [image:17682][image:17683][image:17684][image:17685][image:17686] </div> <p> New faces will be on the San José State University School of Information’s <a href="/full-time-faculty">full-time faculty roster</a> in fall 2022 with the hiring of five assistant professors. Dr. José Aguiñaga, Dr. Jessica Bushey, Dr. Ulia Gosart, Dr. James Hodges and Dr. Norman Mooradian have all demonstrated “evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service,” a requirement listed in the job posting. Their official start date is July 20. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/five-new-tenure-track-faculty-members-join-sjsu-school-information-fall-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Fri, 15 Apr 2022 16:35:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7157 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Publication on Dementia Services Propels iSchool Instructor to Award Winner https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/publication-dementia-services-propels-ischool-instructor-award-winner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Timothy Dickey Receives 2022 RUSA Award </div> </div> </div> <p> Dr. Timothy Dickey was awarded the 2022 RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Award for Library Adult Services. On winning the award, Dickey stated, “I am deeply humbled and tremendously honored by the award, which recognizes so many aspects of my professional life as a librarian, a faculty member, an author, and as someone dedicated to professional service.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/publication-dementia-services-propels-ischool-instructor-award-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: Spotlight Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:23:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7148 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Dr. Okumoto Completes PhD through Gateway Program https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-okumoto-completes-phd-through-gateway-program <p> Last fall, Dr. Richard Okumoto’s dissertation was conferred by Queensland University of Technology, the former partner of the San José State University School of Information’s Gateway PhD program. <a href="/profiles/richard-okumoto">Okumoto</a> is the 19th doctoral student to complete the program through the QUT partnership, which spanned 2008 through 2021. &nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-okumoto-completes-phd-through-gateway-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Home: News & Events News: Student Mon, 28 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7133 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Dr. Anthony Chow Appointed to the Little Free Library National Board https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-anthony-chow-appointed-little-free-library-national-board <p> Dr. Anthony Chow has been elected to serve on the national board of the Little Free Library. His appointment began February 2, 2022. </p> <p> Chow, who is the director of the San José State University School of Information, has helped the LFL in securing a 1.4 million dollar grant that he hopes will “address barriers to literacy and libraries for Native American children and families in five tribal communities nationally.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/dr-anthony-chow-appointed-little-free-library-national-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Thu, 24 Mar 2022 01:45:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7129 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu