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Stay in the know about award wins, scholarship announcements, curriculum ... en Two iSchool Faculty Members Awarded Highly Coveted Grant Funding https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-faculty-members-awarded-highly-coveted-grant-funding <p> <a>Professor Lili Luo</a> and <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=hicksd">Assistant Professor Deborah Hicks</a> of the School of Information at San José State University were recently awarded grants for their exemplary research efforts, bringing accolades to the iSchool and joining an <a href= "/ciri-faculty-research-and-innovation-activities">extensive list</a> of innovative faculty research activities. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/two-ischool-faculty-members-awarded-highly-coveted-grant-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: Research Home: News & Events Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:33:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6125 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Director Transitions to New Leadership Role at SJSU https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-director-transitions-new-leadership-role-sjsu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Sandra Hirsh Accepts Associate Dean Position </div> </div> </div> <p> The San José State University School of Information announces a change in leadership effective March 16, 2020. Dr. Sandra Hirsh is transitioning from her role as director and professor at the iSchool to associate dean for academics in the SJSU College of Professional and Global Education.&nbsp; </p> <p> “Serving as the iSchool director over the last 10 years has been the highlight of my career!&nbsp;I am very proud of what we have accomplished during this period,” Hirsh stated. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-director-transitions-new-leadership-role-sjsu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty News: General Home: Spotlight Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:30:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6118 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 2020 Diversity Webinar Series Presents Eight Free Sessions on Diverse Topics from Diverse Speakers https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2020-diversity-webinar-series-presents-eight-free-sessions-diverse-topics-diverse-speakers <p> The San José&nbsp;State University School of Information’s Diversity Committee recently launched its Diversity Webinar Series as part of its commitment to support&nbsp;diversity and inclusivity. The series is being organized by Assistant Professor <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=villagranm"> Michele Villagran</a>, who serves as chair of the <a href= "/post/diversity-committee">Diversity Committee</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2020-diversity-webinar-series-presents-eight-free-sessions-diverse-topics-diverse-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: News & Events Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:47:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6107 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 2020 iSchool Staff and Faculty Awards Celebrate ‘Highly Deserving’ Recipients https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2020-ischool-staff-and-faculty-awards-celebrate-highly-deserving-recipients <p> The San José State University School of Information recognized the exceptional contributions and instruction made by staff and faculty members at the 2020 awards reception, held on February 10, 2020 at the SJSU Student Union. Candidates were nominated by fellow iSchool staff and faculty members, and by self-nomination. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/2020-ischool-staff-and-faculty-awards-celebrate-highly-deserving-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:15:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6091 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ‘Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals,’ First Library 2.020 Mini-conference Encourages Compassion, Empathy and Finding Balance https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/wholehearted-libraries-soft-skills-21st-century-information-professionals-first-library-2020 <p> The first Library 2.020 mini-conference,&nbsp;<a href= "https://www.library20.com/wholehearted">“Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st&nbsp;Century Information Professionals,”&nbsp;</a> kicks off the <a href= "https://www.library20.com/">10th&nbsp;Annual Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference</a>—the global conference series began in 2011— embracing the idea that “soft skills are heart skills.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/wholehearted-libraries-soft-skills-21st-century-information-professionals-first-library-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: Spotlight Mon, 03 Feb 2020 23:29:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6051 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 16th Gateway PhD Graduate Examines Social Media’s Influence in Libraries https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/16th-gateway-phd-graduate-examines-social-medias-influence-libraries <p> Dr. Hongbo Zou is the 16<sup>th</sup> graduate of the Gateway PhD program, an international doctoral program offered through the San Jose State University School of Information. He celebrated the milestone by traveling to Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia to attend the graduation ceremony. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/16th-gateway-phd-graduate-examines-social-medias-influence-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research News: Student Home: Spotlight Gateway PhD Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:48:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6030 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Students and Alumni Showcase Community Impact at 2019 CLA Poster Session https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-students-and-alumni-showcase-community-impact-2019-cla-poster-session <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Poster Session Builds Presentation Skills, Confidence and Network </div> </div> </div> <p> The San José State University School of Information sponsored its fourth community poster session featuring alumni and student presenters during the <a href= "https://www.cla-net.org/">California Library Association’s</a> annual conference, held in October 2019. A <a href= "/post/community-impact-poster-presentations">gallery</a> of the poster presentations from the CLA session and past sessions highlights the important work iSchool alumni and students are doing in their communities. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-students-and-alumni-showcase-community-impact-2019-cla-poster-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Student Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:11:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6025 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Alumni, Student Chosen for 2020 ALA Emerging Leaders Program https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumni-student-chosen-2020-ala-emerging-leaders-program <p> Two alumni and one student from the San José State University School of Information are among the 50 people selected by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ala.org/">American Library Association</a>&nbsp;to participate in its&nbsp;<a href= "http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders">Emerging Leaders Program</a>&nbsp;in 2020. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumni-student-chosen-2020-ala-emerging-leaders-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Student Home: Spotlight Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:02:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6009 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Awards Scholarships to 27 Students for Spring https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-awards-scholarships-27-students-spring <p> San José State University School of Information has awarded scholarships to 27 incoming and continuing students for spring 2020, totaling $38,394, to assist them as they pursue graduate degrees. Each award is valued at $1,422. </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 our &quot;Why I Want to be an Information Professional&quot; Pinterest Board</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/u1JAR9rfR1A&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/u1JAR9rfR1A&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=u1JAR9rfR1A"><img src="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/sites/main/files/emvideo-youtube-u1JAR9rfR1A_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/ischool-awards-scholarships-27-students-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:09:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6000 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu SJSU Alumna Wins ALA’s I Love My Librarian Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Librarianship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/sjsu-alumna-wins-alas-i-love-my-librarian-award-outstanding-contributions-public-librarianship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations to Maria Papanastassiou! </div> </div> </div> <p> San José State University alumna Maria Papanastassiou, who completed her <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a> degree in 2013, is the latest SJSU Spartan to win the I Love My Librarian Award, conferred annually by the American Library Association. The Kids’ World Assistant Manager at Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library, Papanastassiou was one of 10 winners announced on December 10, 2019, which included three academic, three public, and four school librarians. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/sjsu-alumna-wins-alas-i-love-my-librarian-award-outstanding-contributions-public-librarianship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:25:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5990 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool’s Student Research Journal Publishes 18th Issue: ‘Bigger and Better Than Ever’ Says Editor-In-Chief https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischools-student-research-journal-publishes-18th-issue-bigger-and-better-ever-says-editor-chief <p> The 18<sup>th</sup> issue of the fully student-run <em>Student Research Journal</em> is <a href= "https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/">now available online</a>. Featuring an invited contribution from Assistant Professor Deborah Hicks and articles written by current students and recent graduates representing three distinguished universities, the San José State University School of Information’s research publication explores a vast array of topics. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischools-student-research-journal-publishes-18th-issue-bigger-and-better-ever-says-editor-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:53:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5988 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ‘Champion of Libraries’ Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., to Deliver Convocation Speech at iSchool’s Virtual Graduation Celebration https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/champion-libraries-julius-c-jefferson-jr-deliver-convocation-speech-ischools-virtual-graduation <p> <a href= "http://ischoolconvocation.sjsu.edu/speaker/convocation-speaker">Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.,</a> section head of research and library services at the Library of Congress, will deliver the convocation speech to students graduating from the San José State University School of Information. The&nbsp;<a href= "/special-event/virtual-graduation-celebration">virtual graduation celebration</a> will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/champion-libraries-julius-c-jefferson-jr-deliver-convocation-speech-ischools-virtual-graduation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:49:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5987 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Blockchain Explores Groundbreaking Technology Use in Libraries https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/blockchain-explores-groundbreaking-technology-use-libraries <p> Two faculty members at San José State University’s School of Information, Drs. <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=hirshs">Sandra Hirsh</a> and <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=almans">Susan Alman</a>, have published <a href= "https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/blockchain-library-futures-series-book-3"> <em>Blockchain</em></a>, the newest book in a series from the American Library Association’s&nbsp;<a href= "http://www.ala.org/tools/future/">Center for the Future of Libraries</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/blockchain-explores-groundbreaking-technology-use-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: Spotlight Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:53:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5969 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Free Professional Development and Opportunities for Collaboration at Library 2.019 Free Web Conferences https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/free-professional-development-and-opportunities-collaboration-library-2019-free-web-conferences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15,000 Information Professionals Worldwide Register to Attend </div> </div> </div> <p> Library professionals, employers, graduate students, and educators gathered online at three <a href= "https://www.library20.com/">Library 2.0</a> web conferences during 2019. The conferences series, offered through a partnership between <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=hirshs">Dr.</a> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/free-professional-development-and-opportunities-collaboration-library-2019-free-web-conferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: Spotlight Wed, 27 Nov 2019 21:32:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5954 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu MLIS Student’s Essay Wins Scholarship and Trip to Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mlis-students-essay-wins-scholarship-and-trip-association-research-libraries-fall-forum <p> Choosing between an essay or a visual submission when considering her application format for the 2019 Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, Madelynn Dickerson decided to write an essay. Her decision proved successful in exhibiting evidence of her creative thinking and passion for research libraries. The San José State University School of Information graduate student received the $1,000 scholarship and was invited to attend the Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, themed “Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders in a Society in Constant Flux.” &nbsp; </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.arl.org/arl-cni-fall-forum-2019-explores-research-libraries-as-catalytic-leaders/">ARL-CNI Fall Forum 2019 Explores Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/mlis-students-essay-wins-scholarship-and-trip-association-research-libraries-fall-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:24:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5936 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Updated Edition of Transforming Young Adult Services by iSchool Professor Anthony Bernier Explores Evolution of YA Librarianship https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/updated-edition-transforming-young-adult-services-ischool-professor-anthony-bernier-explores <p> [image:13422, w35 image left]Highlighting a rigorous debate in YA librarianship, the newly published second edition of <a href= "https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/transforming-young-adult-services-second-edition"> <em>Transforming Young Adult Services</em></a> incorporates recent developments in critical youth studies by <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=berniera"> Anthony Bernier</a>, author, editor and professor at San José State University’s School of Information. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/updated-edition-transforming-young-adult-services-ischool-professor-anthony-bernier-explores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:38:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5937 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu New Book Explores Librarian Leadership Infused with Humanity and Heart https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-book-explores-librarian-leadership-infused-humanity-and-heart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Michael Stephens Emphasizes the Need for ‘Heart Skills’ </div> </div> </div> <p> The heart shape embodies the many works of Michael Stephens, associate professor in the School of Information at San José State University. Stephens has published a collection of columns, blog posts, and essays that celebrates compassion and empathy, teaches ways to develop and empower kindness, and encourages curiosity and creativity as keys to establishing “radical trust” and inclusivity. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/new-book-explores-librarian-leadership-infused-humanity-and-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: Spotlight Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:39:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5928 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Alumnae and Student Sweep CLA 2019 Election https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumnae-and-student-sweep-cla-2019-election <p> The California Library Association Board of Directors will be Spartan strong with San José State University alumnae and a student winning seats in the 2019 CLA elections that were held on October 4, 2019. Jayanti Addleman, Brandy Buenafe, Jeanette Contreras, and Mayra Fuentes will take office on Saturday, October 26, 2019, and be honored at the annual CLA conference in Pasadena. </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="/career-blog/its-date-ischool-poster-session-and-reception-cla-conference-oct-25">It&#039;s a Date: iSchool Poster Session and Reception at CLA Conference Oct. 25</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-alumnae-and-student-sweep-cla-2019-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Student Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:14:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5923 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu School of Information Researchers Recognized with Literati Awards for Outstanding Research Papers https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/school-information-researchers-recognized-literati-awards-outstanding-research-papers <p> Emerald Publishing’s 26<sup>th</sup> Annual Literati Awards recognized articles authored by two San José State University professors and one alumna: <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=chenm">Michelle Chen</a>, associate professor at the School of Information;&nbsp;<a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=franksp">Patricia Franks</a>, professor at the School of Information;&nbsp;and Emily Coyne, graduate of the School of Information’s <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">Master of Library and Information Science</a> program. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/school-information-researchers-recognized-literati-awards-outstanding-research-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Faculty News: Research Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:24:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5913 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Three iSchool Students Awarded California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/three-ischool-students-awarded-california-library-association-scholarship-minority-students <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘I Cried,’ Says MLIS Student Upon Hearing They Won a Scholarship </div> </div> </div> <p> Mayra Fuentes, Monica Vega Latona, and Brandi Veal, three students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information, were awarded the <a href= "https://www.cla-net.org/page/110">California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland</a>. Each recipient received $2,500, a one-year student membership to CLA, and will be honored at the <a href= "https://conference.cla-net.org/2019/">CLA annual conference October 24- 26, 2019</a>. &nbsp; </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="/financial-aid-and-scholarships">Financial Aid and Scholarships </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/three-ischool-students-awarded-california-library-association-scholarship-minority-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:17:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 5898 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu