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 ‘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 iSchool Student Selected as BSLISE International Scholar https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-student-selected-bslise-international-scholar <p> [image:17304, w25 image left] </p> <p> Graduate student Sabrina Gunn has been selected as the first Building Strong Library and Information Science Education International Scholar, a newly created position through a partnership with the San José State University School of Information. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-student-selected-bslise-international-scholar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News Home: News & Events News: Student Tue, 01 Mar 2022 22:03:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7077 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Scholarships Lessen Financial Worry and Reaffirm Career Path https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/scholarships-lessen-financial-worry-and-reaffirm-career-path <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spring 2022 Scholarship Winners Announced </div> </div> </div> <p> This spring, the School of Information at San José State University awarded a total of 44 scholarships valued at $124,000 to new and continuing students enrolled in its master’s degree programs. </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/" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;">Director&#039;s Scholarship for Excellence Pinterest Board</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/scholarships-lessen-financial-worry-and-reaffirm-career-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Tue, 22 Feb 2022 21:29:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7072 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Student Research Journal Publishes 22nd Issue: Articles Focus on Improving User Experiences https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/student-research-journal-publishes-22nd-issue-articles-focus-improving-user-experiences <p> The 22<sup>nd</sup> issue of the fully student-run&nbsp;<em>Student Research Journal</em> is&nbsp;<a href="https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/">now available online</a>. The issue features an invited contribution from an instructor 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/student-research-journal-publishes-22nd-issue-articles-focus-improving-user-experiences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Research Home: News & Events Tue, 01 Feb 2022 20:45:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7039 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Six iSchool Graduates Selected for ALA’s 2022 Emerging Leaders Program https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/six-ischool-graduates-selected-alas-2022-emerging-leaders-program <p> The American Library Association has announced its Class of Emerging Leaders for 2022. Six graduates of 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 chosen for this prestigious title. They are Emily Aaronson, ’15 MLIS; Bryan Duran, ’18 MLIS; Lauren Hall, ’20 MLIS; Victoria Montes de Oca Perez, ’17 MLIS; Kristin Peers, ’16 MLIS; and Patricia Zeider, ’16 MLIS. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/six-ischool-graduates-selected-alas-2022-emerging-leaders-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni Home: Spotlight Thu, 27 Jan 2022 17:28:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 7032 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Assistant Professor Michele Villagran Honored with REFORMA Award https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-assistant-professor-michele-villagran-honored-reforma-award <p> One of two recipients of the 2021 Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year Award, bestowed annually by REFORMA, is Dr. Michele Villagran, an assistant professor at the San José State University School of Information. </p> <p> “The iSchool is so proud of and impressed with Dr. Villigran’s&nbsp;REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year Award,” commented iSchool Director Anthony Chow. “She is a true asset to the field and the iSchool, and we are so delighted that she continues to lead and flourish.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-assistant-professor-michele-villagran-honored-reforma-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Faculty Home: News & Events Thu, 16 Dec 2021 02:36:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6983 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool Director Anthony Chow Elected to CLA Board of Directors https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-director-anthony-chow-elected-cla-board-directors <p> [image:16845, image left w50]California Library Association members elected <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=chowa">Dr. Anthony Chow</a>, director of the School of Information at San José State University, to the CLA Board of Directors on November 10, 2021. </p> <p> Chow, who will serve a three-year term as a member-at-large, was first proposed for the position in September as part of the CLA nominating committee’s slate of candidates. Seven candidates vied for the three open member-at-large positions. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischool-director-anthony-chow-elected-cla-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Alumni News: Faculty Home: News & Events Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:54:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6963 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iSchool’s Hispanic Heritage Month Programming Provides Long-term EDI Resources https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischools-hispanic-heritage-month-programming-provides-long-term-edi-resources <p> The School of Information at San José State University celebrated Hispanic Heritage month in October by gathering a stellar mix of iSchool students, professors and notable guests for a series of enthusiastic discussions across two online events, both exploring how libraries can better serve their Hispanic/Latinx communities. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/ischools-hispanic-heritage-month-programming-provides-long-term-edi-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: General Home: News & Events Mon, 15 Nov 2021 21:17:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6954 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu American Library Association Awards Seven iSchool Students Spectrum Scholarships https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/american-library-association-awards-seven-ischool-students-spectrum-scholarships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations to the 2021 Spectrum Scholars! </div> </div> </div> <p> The American Library Association awarded a total of 60 highly competitive <a href= "https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/07/ala-awards-spectrum-scholarships-2021"> Spectrum Scholarships</a> this year to “exceptional students” across the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Seven of those recipients are students enrolled in the fully online and ALA-accredited&nbsp;<a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">MLIS</a>&nbsp;program at San José State University’s School of Information. </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="/scholarship-recipients#spectrum">iSchool Spectrum Scholars</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/news/american-library-association-awards-seven-ischool-students-spectrum-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News News News: Student Home: Spotlight Fri, 29 Oct 2021 23:52:00 +0000 Nicole Purviance 6927 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 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 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> <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