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 iSchool Faculty Members Debbie Faires and Dr. Patricia Franks Will Deliver Dual Convocation Addresses This May https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-faculty-members-debbie-faires-and-dr-patricia-franks-will-deliver-dual-convocation <p> The School of Information at San José State University will celebrate graduates of its fully online&nbsp;programs in a <a href="/virtual-graduation-celebration">virtual convocation</a> May 20, at 5 p.m. PDT. Debbie Faires and Dr. Patricia Franks, two pillars of the iSchool faculty, both of whom are retiring at the end of the spring semester, will deliver convocation addresses. Attendees can expect rich reflections on the iSchool’s past and inspiration for graduates entering the field. </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://ischoolconvocation.sjsu.edu/">Virtual Graduation Website</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-faculty-members-debbie-faires-and-dr-patricia-franks-will-deliver-dual-convocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: General Home: Spotlight Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:30:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6578 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Three iSchool Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Public Service with I Love My Librarian Award https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/three-ischool-alumni-recognized-outstanding-public-service-i-love-my-librarian-award <p> On January 23 the <a href="http://www.ala.org/">American Library Association</a> honored the 2021 winners of its prestigious I Love My Librarian award in a virtual ceremony that was part of the ALA’s entirely virtual Midwinter Meeting. Three of the 10 winners are alumni of the <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. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/three-ischool-alumni-recognized-outstanding-public-service-i-love-my-librarian-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:43:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6556 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Discussion Assignments Become Case Studies in iSchool Instructor’s New Book https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/discussion-assignments-become-case-studies-ischool-instructors-new-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Textbook Explores Contemporary Library Management Issues </div> </div> </div> <p> Textbook and scholarly publisher Rowman and Littlefield will release Wayne Disher’s new book, <a href= "https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538135945/Library-Management-Problems-Today-Case-Studies"> <em>Library Management Problems Today: Case Studies</em></a> in March, 2021. Disher, an instructor at the San José State University School of Information, has edited a library management textbook that is unique in using fictionalized versions of real scenarios that have taken place at the library, in order to explore contemporary library management issues. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/discussion-assignments-become-case-studies-ischool-instructors-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:14:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6538 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Instructor Nancy Friedland Lauded for Theatre Arts Librarianship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-instructor-nancy-friedland-lauded-theatre-arts-librarianship <p> [image:15304, image left]The <a href= "http://www.tla-online.org/">Theatre Library Association</a> honored Nancy Friedland, an instructor at the San José State University School of Information, with the <a href= "http://www.tla-online.org/awards/professionalawards/">Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award</a> for her outstanding commitment to performing arts librarianship. Friedland’s achievement was celebrated on December 17, 2020, at the TLA’s virtual membership meeting and awards event. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-instructor-nancy-friedland-lauded-theatre-arts-librarianship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:12:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6532 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Student’s Award Sparks Classmate to Apply https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-students-award-sparks-classmate-apply <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Award Will Fund Health Education Research </div> </div> </div> <p>Renée Torres and Alejandra Reyes, both in their final semester of the <a href="/master-library-and-information-science?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu8bb88v26wIVBBx9Ch26HQzeEAAYASAAEgJ_YfD_BwE">Master of Library and Information Science</a> program at the San José State University School of Information and both members of the <a href="https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/reforma/">REFORMA Student and Alumni Group</a>, were awarded professional development awards from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region.</p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-students-award-sparks-classmate-apply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Fri, 08 Jan 2021 01:21:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6527 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Student Research Journal’s 20th Issue Demonstrates Dedication to Excellence https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journals-20th-issue-demonstrates-dedication-excellence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volume 10, Issue 2 </div> </div> </div> <p> The <a href= "https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/vol10/iss2/7/">20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;issue</a> of the fully student-run&nbsp;<em>Student Research Journal</em>&nbsp;is&nbsp;<a href= "https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/">now available online</a>. Featuring an invited contribution from a faculty member, an article written by a current student, and book reviews by recent graduates from the San José State University School of Information, the content of this issue offers a wide variety of topics to read during the remainder of winter break (and after!). </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journals-20th-issue-demonstrates-dedication-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Home: News & Events Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:56:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6526 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Virtual Conference Draws Record-Setting Attendance with Participants from 121 Countries https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/virtual-conference-draws-record-setting-attendance-participants-121-countries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Global Participation Made for &#039;Fascinating Discussions&#039; </div> </div> </div> <p> The San José State University School of Information organized&nbsp;three Library 2.0 web conferences during 2020, the 10th year of the Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series. Each of the mini-conferences focused&nbsp;on a specific topic addressed by experts in the information professions. The format included&nbsp;an opening keynote panel, concurrent crowd-sourced sessions, and a closing address. Held entirely online at no cost to participants, the 2020 conference series spanned 121 total countries with more than 5,000 registrants for each conference. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/virtual-conference-draws-record-setting-attendance-participants-121-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: News & Events Tue, 08 Dec 2020 06:34:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6488 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Alumni Score Coveted Seats on CLA Board of Directors https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumni-score-coveted-seats-cla-board-directors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2020 CLA Election Results </div> </div> </div> <p> Four alumni of the San José State University School of Information were elected to seats on the <a href= "https://www.cla-net.org/default.aspx">California Library Association</a> Board of Directors in the 2020 CLA election, held on November 2, 2020. Mark Fink, Dolly Goyal, Yolande Wilburn, and Beatriz Preciado will take office this month, and will be honored at the annual CLA membership meeting being held virtually on November 16, 2020. </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.cla-net.org/page/1185">2020 CLA Election Candidate Statements</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumni-score-coveted-seats-cla-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: News & Events Sat, 14 Nov 2020 02:06:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6457 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu REFORMA Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grant Recipients Celebrate Storytelling and Latino Culture https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/reforma-noche-de-cuentos-mini-grant-recipients-celebrate-storytelling-and-latino-culture <p> The art of storytelling is on full display with support from the Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants awarded by REFORMA. The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking recently <a href= "https://www.reforma.org/noche-grants">announced</a> that two of the seven grant recipients for 2020 are from the San José State University School of Information. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/reforma-noche-de-cuentos-mini-grant-recipients-celebrate-storytelling-and-latino-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: News & Events News: Student Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:37:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6446 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Offers First-Ever Bachelor’s Degree https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-offers-first-ever-bachelors-degree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BS in Information Science and Data Analytics Program Prepares Students for Careers in Big Data, Emerging Technologies and Machine Learning </div> </div> </div> <p> The School of Information at San José&nbsp;State University&nbsp;is pleased to announce a new <a href= "/bachelor-science-information-science-and-data-analytics">Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics degree program</a> that prepares undergraduate students for one of the fastest-growing occupation areas in the United States, according to Hanover Research. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-offers-first-ever-bachelors-degree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Curriculum News: General Home: News & Events Wed, 14 Oct 2020 22:08:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6416 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Graduate Equity Fellowship An ‘Absolute Godsend’ Says iSchool Recipient https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/graduate-equity-fellowship-absolute-godsend-says-ischool-recipient <p> The School of Information proudly announces that Erin Mundy, a student enrolled in the <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a> degree program, was awarded a $4,000 <a href= "http://www.sjsu.edu/cgs/current-students/funding-opportunities/GraduateEquityFellowship/"> Graduate Equity Fellowship</a> sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies at San José State University. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/graduate-equity-fellowship-absolute-godsend-says-ischool-recipient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Wed, 07 Oct 2020 01:33:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6409 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Two iSchool Students Named Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-students-named-kaleidoscope-program-diversity-scholars <p> Brittany Butler and Renée A. Torres, two students enrolled in the <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu8bb88v26wIVBBx9Ch26HQzeEAAYASAAEgJ_YfD_BwE"> Master of Library and Information Science</a> program at the San José State University School of Information, were chosen for the&nbsp;2020–2022 and 2019–2021 classes of Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-students-named-kaleidoscope-program-diversity-scholars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:15:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6389 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Instructor Lori Lindberg Honored with National Award for Archival Achievement https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-instructor-lori-lindberg-honored-national-award-archival-achievement <p> [image:14697, image left]The <a href= "https://www2.archivists.org/">Society of American Archivists</a> recently honored <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=lindbergl"> Lori Lindberg</a>, an instructor at San José State University School of Information, with a <a href= "https://www2.archivists.org/news/2020/council-exemplary-service-lori-lindberg"> 2020 Council Exemplary Service Award</a> for her long-standing commitment to archival education and the betterment of archives professionals. </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/saasc/2020/08/14/saa-2020-council-exemplary-service-award-recipient-lori-lindberg/">SAA 2020 Council Exemplary Service Award Recipient Lori Lindberg (SAASC Blog Post)</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-instructor-lori-lindberg-honored-national-award-archival-achievement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:34:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6380 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu MARA Student, Archivist of African American Cultural Collections, Awarded ARMA Scholarship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mara-student-archivist-african-american-cultural-collections-awarded-arma-scholarship <p> Melissa Prunty Kemp,&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href= "/master-archives-and-records-administration">Master of Archives and Records Administration</a>&nbsp;student at the San José State University School of Information, was awarded a 2020 ARMA Foundation Education scholarship in the amount of $500 to help finance her degree. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mara-student-archivist-african-american-cultural-collections-awarded-arma-scholarship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Wed, 09 Sep 2020 02:03:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6330 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Free Web Conference Explores ‘Sustainability in Libraries’ https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/free-web-conference-explores-sustainability-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Call for Proposals and Registration Open </div> </div> </div> <p> The third and final Library 2.0 mini-conference for 2020 will be held online on Wednesday, October 14, from&nbsp;<a href= "https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Library+2.020&amp;iso=20201014T12&amp;p1=283&amp;ah=3">12:00 to 3:00 p.m. US-Pacific Time</a>. This&nbsp;<a href= "https://library20.com/sustainability">free, online and participatory conference</a>,&nbsp;sponsored by the School of Information at San José State University, is an excellent opportunity to showcase research, work and thinking on sustainability in libraries. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/free-web-conference-explores-sustainability-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: Spotlight Fri, 21 Aug 2020 20:11:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6295 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Students Broaden Skills and Explore New Topics https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/students-broaden-skills-and-explore-new-topics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Courses Offered in MLIS and MARA Programs for Fall 2020 </div> </div> </div> <p> The&nbsp;curriculum at the San José State University School of Information continues to be a top strength of both its <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a>&nbsp;and <a href= "/master-archives-and-records-administration">Master of Archives and Records Administration</a> online master’s degree programs, according to&nbsp;<a href="/mlis-student-experience">surveys of recent graduates</a>. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/students-broaden-skills-and-explore-new-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Curriculum MARA Academics MLIS Academics Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:44:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6289 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Two Alumni Awarded 2020 REFORMA Dia Mini-Grants for Library Programs that Celebrate Latino Culture https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-alumni-awarded-2020-reforma-dia-mini-grants-library-programs-celebrate-latino-culture <p> San José State University School of Information is pleased to announce that two alumni were awarded REFORMA Día Mini-Grants to support new or existing <a href="http://dia.ala.org/">Día</a> programs that celebrate Latino culture. David Lopez and Gina Rosabal were among the five winners of REFORMA Día Mini-Grants, who were selected based on original submissions that demonstrated their creativity, level of community involvement, and showcase of Latinx literature and culture. </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/david-lopez-12-mlis">David Lopez, ’12 MLIS</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/news/mlis-student-named-association-research-libraries-diversity-scholar">MLIS Student Named Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholar</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-alumni-awarded-2020-reforma-dia-mini-grants-library-programs-celebrate-latino-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Thu, 06 Aug 2020 22:23:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6279 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Eight iSchool Students Named ALA Spectrum Scholars for 2020-2021 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/eight-ischool-students-named-ala-spectrum-scholars-2020-2021 <p> Eight graduate students enrolled in the <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a> program at the San José State University School of Information have been awarded <a href= "http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/07/ala-awards-spectrum-scholarships-2020"> Spectrum scholarships&nbsp;</a>by the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services for 2020-2021. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/eight-ischool-students-named-ala-spectrum-scholars-2020-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:05:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6270 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 17th Graduate of Gateway PhD Program Focuses on Appraisal and Information in the Private Sector https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/17th-graduate-gateway-phd-program-focuses-appraisal-and-information-private-sector <p> [image:14517, image left w50]The <a href= "/programs/gateway-phd-program">Gateway PhD program</a>, an international doctoral program at San José State University School of Information and conferred by Queensland University of Technology, celebrated its 17<sup>th</sup> graduate, <a href= "/profiles/salvador-barragan">Dr. Salvador Barragan</a>. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/17th-graduate-gateway-phd-program-focuses-appraisal-and-information-private-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research News: Student Gateway PhD Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:35:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6264 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu New REFORMA Student Group Connects Students and Professionals Serving Spanish-speaking and Latino Communities https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-reforma-student-group-connects-students-and-professionals-serving-spanish-speaking-and <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> REFORMA Student and Alumni Group Announces First Officers </div> </div> </div> <p> The San José State University School of Information is pleased to announce the formation of a new <a href="/student-groups">student group</a>, REFORMA SJSU iSchool Student Group, and the nomination of the group’s first officers to its executive board. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-reforma-student-group-connects-students-and-professionals-serving-spanish-speaking-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General News: Student Home: Spotlight Student Groups Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:42:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6256 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu