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 Two iSchool Instructors Promoted to Full-time Faculty Positions https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-instructors-promoted-full-time-faculty-positions <p> The San José State University&nbsp;<a href="/">School of Information</a> has promoted two of its knowledgeable instructors to full-time, non-tenure track status. The iSchool welcomed <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=jeffersonr"> Dr. Renée Jefferson</a> to the full-time faculty in January of 2021, while <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=zhangl">Dr. Lei Zhang</a> began her new role in August of 2021. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-instructors-promoted-full-time-faculty-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Thu, 14 Oct 2021 02:52:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6911 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu New MARA Course Explores Privacy Issues in Records https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-mara-course-explores-privacy-issues-records <p> Students enrolled in the <a href= "/master-archives-and-records-administration">Master of Archives and Records Administration</a> program at the San José State University School of Information will see a new elective on the <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/schedule.php?session=13&amp;term=49"> spring 2022 course schedule</a>. The three-unit course will introduce students to managing privacy in records. They will explore how technology impacts the privacy of digital records and learn about privacy rights and the laws and regulations that govern privacy in records management. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-mara-course-explores-privacy-issues-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Curriculum Wed, 29 Sep 2021 17:46:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6891 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool and Partners Win IMLS Grant to Support Indigenous Librarianship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-and-partners-win-imls-grant-support-indigenous-librarianship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> </div> </div> </div> <p> A project aimed at increasing diversity of the library profession is coming to fruition.&nbsp;The San José State University School of Information,&nbsp;American Indian Library Association, the Alaska State Library are partners on a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant worth over $700,000 awarded by the&nbsp;Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Alaska Library Network. The grant will fund <a href= "https://lam.alaska.gov/bridging-knowledge">Bridging Knowledge: Supporting Indigenous Scholars in the Field of Librarianship</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-and-partners-win-imls-grant-support-indigenous-librarianship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:19:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6872 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ALASC Wins Grant to Develop Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Programming https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/alasc-wins-grant-develop-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-programming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Book Event was a ‘Great Success’ </div> </div> </div> <p> A lot of unseen work goes into every student-created event at the San&nbsp;José State University School of Information; the recent book giveaway and virtual book circle organized by the&nbsp;<a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/alasc/wp-students/">American Library Association Student Chapter</a> is a case in point. From a fortuitous discovery at the American Library Association’s summer 2020 conference to a post-event reflection video, the ALASC’s executive board brainstormed, applied for funding, and juggled the logistics needed to implement their vision. </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://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/alasc/wp-students/">ALASC Website</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video"><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="640" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/j14VAJsknuI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;hd=1&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/j14VAJsknuI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;hd=1&amp;amp;showinfo=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j14VAJsknuI"><img src="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/sites/main/files/emvideo-youtube-j14VAJsknuI_1.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="640" height="385" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/alasc-wins-grant-develop-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Thu, 26 Aug 2021 19:36:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6831 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Scholarships Support Students’ Career Dreams https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-scholarships-support-students-career-dreams <p> This fall 76 new and continuing students enrolled in the <a href= "/programs">master’s degree programs</a> at the San José State University School of Information are starting their courses with reduced fees and affirmation that they chose the right school and career path for their goals. </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://www.pinterest.com/sjsuischool/why-i-want-to-be-an-information-professional">View the Director&#039;s Scholarship for Excellence Winning Applications on Pinterest</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-scholarships-support-students-career-dreams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Mon, 16 Aug 2021 21:39:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6816 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Two Faculty Members Receive Full Tenure and Promotions https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-faculty-members-receive-full-tenure-and-promotions <p> Two faculty members at the San José State University <a href= "/">School of Information</a>, Dr. Virginia Tucker and Dr. Mary Ann Harlan, will start the fall 2021 semester with full tenure and new titles of associate professor. Tucker has been teaching at the iSchool for more than 15 years, while Harlan joined the faculty in 2010. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-faculty-members-receive-full-tenure-and-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: Spotlight Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:55:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6796 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu International Doctoral Program Graduates its 18th Student https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/international-doctoral-program-graduates-its-18th-student <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations Dr. Cherry-Ann Smart! </div> </div> </div> <p> [image:16409, image left]This June, <a href= "/profiles/cherry-ann-smart">Cherry-Ann Smart</a> became the 18<sup>th</sup> doctoral candidate to earn her PhD through the <a href="/gateway-phd-library-and-information-management">Gateway PhD program</a>, an international doctoral program at San José State University School of Information, conferred by Queensland University of Technology in Australia. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/international-doctoral-program-graduates-its-18th-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Gateway PhD in Library and Information Management News: Research Home: News & Events News: Student Thu, 22 Jul 2021 03:47:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6780 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu New Director Appointed for SJSU School of Information https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-director-appointed-sjsu-school-information <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Anthony Chow to Lead the iSchool </div> </div> </div> <p> With deep roots in the Bay Area, Dr. Anthony Chow is eager to bring his leadership, academic, professional, and personal experience and background to the San José State University School of Information as its new director. Chow makes his way to the <a href="https://sjsu.edu/transform/">#1 Most Transformative University</a> from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science. His appointment as the iSchool’s director officially begins July 20, 2021, filling the open position previously held by Dr. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-director-appointed-sjsu-school-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: General Home: Spotlight Thu, 15 Jul 2021 01:27:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6770 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Alumna Wins NJLA Innovative Program Award for International Pen Pal Club https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/alumna-wins-njla-innovative-program-award-international-pen-pal-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Global Exchange Facilitated by Skills Gained in MLIS Online Program </div> </div> </div> <p> Westwood, N.J. Children’s Librarian Denise Lester was both delighted and surprised when she learned that she’d been honored by the New Jersey Library Association for an ingenious pen pal program. </p> <p> A recent alumna of the <a href="/">School of Information</a> at San José State University, Lester was gratified to have her hard work in organizing an international exchange recognized; however last-minute technical issues while uploading her submission had left her unsure whether or not she’d made the deadline. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/alumna-wins-njla-innovative-program-award-international-pen-pal-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Mon, 12 Jul 2021 18:34:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6769 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ‘Transformational Learning Space’ Project Wins Grant Funding https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/transformational-learning-space-project-wins-grant-funding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Digital Humanities Center in King Library Set to Open in 2026 </div> </div> </div> <p> Two alumnae of the <a href="/">School of Information</a> at San José State University, who are also current faculty members, helped win the university a major grant to fund a Digital Humanities Center at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Ann Agee, interim dean for the King Library, and Christina Mune, associate dean of innovation and resource management for the King Library, are co-directors of the project with Shannon Miller, dean of the College of Humanities. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video"><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/558321522?fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&autoplay=1" width="640" height="385"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/transformational-learning-space-project-wins-grant-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Faculty News: General Home: News & Events Fri, 25 Jun 2021 21:14:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6763 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Two iSchool Alumnae are Movin’ and Shakin’ the Future of Libraries https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-alumnae-are-movin-and-shakin-future-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations to the 2021 Library Journal Movers and Shakers </div> </div> </div> <p> This June, two alumnae of the School of Information at San José State University joined the prestigious ranks of <em>Library Journal</em>’s Movers and Shakers. The <a href= "https://www.libraryjournal.com/?page=movers-and-shakers-2021">2021 list</a> named Christina Jupp Grove, ’12 MLIS, as an Advocate; and Shawna Sherman, ’07 MLIS, as a Change Agent. They are in good company with 44 other librarians, library workers, volunteers and vendors from across the country who were recognized for their leadership, innovation and for “moving the library field forward as a profession.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-alumnae-are-movin-and-shakin-future-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:29:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6759 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Faculty Members Win Three ALISE Awards https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-faculty-members-win-three-alise-awards <p> The Association for Library and Information Science Education honored two San José State University <a href="/">School of Information</a> faculty members with three of the organization’s 2021 slate of awards. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-faculty-members-win-three-alise-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: Research Home: News & Events Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:03:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6749 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Student Research Journal Announces New Editorial Team Members https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journal-announces-new-editorial-team-members <p> The <em>Student Research Journal</em> welcomes new members to the editorial team for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tierra Holmes is the editor-in-chief, and Kari Lease is the managing editor. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journal-announces-new-editorial-team-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research News: Student Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:20:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6732 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Conference Grants Lead to Networking Opportunities for iSchool Students https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/conference-grants-lead-networking-opportunities-ischool-students <p> An email from an instructor and an informal application process led to a transformative experience for a coterie of graduate students at San José State University’s <a href="/">School of Information</a> this spring. </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="/ischool-current-student-grants">Travel Grants for Current iSchool Students</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/financial-aid-and-scholarships">Financial Aid and Scholarships</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/conference-grants-lead-networking-opportunities-ischool-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight iSchool Current Student Grants Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:51:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6734 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu SRJ’s 21st Issue: A Decade of Excellence https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/srjs-21st-issue-decade-excellence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volume 11, Issue 1 </div> </div> </div> <p> With this May’s issue, the <a href= "https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/"><em>Student Research Journal</em></a> celebrates its 10th anniversary. As the only fully student-run, double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal at San José State University, the <em>Student Research Journal</em>’s contributions to the scholarship of the university and the School of Information, and opportunities for students—both to work as an editor and to publish as an author— have become an integral part of the graduate student experience. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/srjs-21st-issue-decade-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Student Research Journal Home: News & Events Thu, 27 May 2021 18:01:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6730 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Haycock Award Winner Combines Librarianship with Sustainability https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/haycock-award-winner-combines-librarianship-sustainability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samantha Hamilton is the 2021 Graduating Student Speaker </div> </div> </div> <p> The Student Scholarship Awards Committee has chosen <a href= "http://ischoolconvocation.sjsu.edu/speaker/student-speaker">Samantha Hamilton</a> to receive the <a href= "/awards-graduating-students">Ken Haycock Award for Exceptional Professional Promise</a>. Hamilton, who earns her Master of Library and Information Science degree this May, will receive $1,000 and a citation and will deliver the graduating student&nbsp;address at San José State University School of Information’s <a href= "/virtual-graduation-celebration#virtual">virtual convocation</a> this year. </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/graduating-student-award-recipients">Graduating Student Award Recipients</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="http://ischoolconvocation.sjsu.edu/">iSchool Virtual Convocation Platform</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/haycock-award-winner-combines-librarianship-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Fri, 14 May 2021 22:38:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6715 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Alumna Wins 2021 Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumna-wins-2021-gail-schlachter-memorial-research-grant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Award&#039;s Connections to iSchool Make It &#039;Especially Meaningful&#039; </div> </div> </div> <p> <a href="/alumni/rachel-ivy-clarke">Dr. Rachel Ivy Clarke</a>, an alumna of the&nbsp;<a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a>&nbsp;program at the San José State University School of Information, was recently awarded the <a href= "http://www.ala.org/rusa/rusa-gail-schlachter-memorial-research-grant"> Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant</a>&nbsp;for her project “The Role of Repertoire in Library Reference Interactions.” The $5,000 grant provides support to “an individual or collaborative group conducting research into reference or user services whose research projects aim to better understand or answer key questions related to connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumna-wins-2021-gail-schlachter-memorial-research-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: News & Events Thu, 06 May 2021 21:20:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6686 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Course Assignment Leads to Dream Library Job https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/course-assignment-leads-dream-library-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent Grad’s Resume ‘Impressive’ Says Supervisor </div> </div> </div> <p> Melissa Taylor, a recent graduate of the&nbsp;<a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a>&nbsp;program at the San José State University School of Information, took a class in library marketing during her final semester and used a course&nbsp;assignment to market herself into a new job. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/course-assignment-leads-dream-library-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Fri, 30 Apr 2021 22:58:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6676 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 2021 iSchool Staff and Faculty Awards Highlight Outstanding Contributions https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2021-ischool-staff-and-faculty-awards-highlight-outstanding-contributions <p> The San José State University School of Information conferred its 2021 slate of awards recognizing faculty and staff members for outstanding contributions on March 16 of this year. Candidates were nominated by fellow iSchool staff and faculty members and by self-nomination and selected by Interim Director Linda Main. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2021-ischool-staff-and-faculty-awards-highlight-outstanding-contributions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:54:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6656 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Scholarship Recipients Show Range of Library Career Paths https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/scholarship-recipients-show-range-library-career-paths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five New Students Receive Spring 2021 Director&#039;s Scholarship for Excellence </div> </div> </div> <p>An aspiring archivist, art librarian and library marketer are among the five new School of Information students who were awarded a coveted <a href="/post/directors-scholarship-excellence">Director’s Scholarship&nbsp;for Excellence</a> for the spring 2021 semester.</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://www.pinterest.com/sjsuischool/why-i-want-to-be-an-information-professional/">Why I Want to be an Information Professional Pinterest Board</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/post/directors-scholarship-excellence">Director&#039;s Scholarship for Excellence</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/scholarship-recipients-show-range-library-career-paths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:07:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6653 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu