iStudent Blog https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog Students in all of our programs, as well as applicants, will find the iStudent Blog a gold mine. Written by ... en iSchool Alumni on the e-Portfolio: What I Wish I Had Known https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ischool-alumni-e-portfolio-what-i-wish-i-had-known <p> <strong>Published:</strong> April 13, 2021 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Three recent graduates of the <a href="https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> <a href="/">School of Information</a> joined the <a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/asistsc/">ASIS&amp;T Student Chapter</a> to discuss “<a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/asistsc/join-us-for-what-i-wish-i-had-known/">What I Wish I Had Known</a>.” Now that they’re entering or established in the workforce, the alumni shared their wisdom with current iSchool students, discussing everything from course work to career paths. One of the main topics of conversation, unsurprisingly, was the <a href= "/info-289-e-portfolio-handbook">e-Portfolio</a>. While the alumni stressed three major points – plan ahead, don’t procrastinate, and get peer support – they also delved into the finer details. Below is their expert advice for tackling the biggest project in graduate school.&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="/istudent-blog/e-portfolio-myths-and-truths">The e-Portfolio: Myths and Truths </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/istudent-blog/great-way-get-further-involved-ischool-asist-student-chapter">A Great Way to Get Further Involved in the iSchool—the ASIS&amp;T Student Chapter</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ischool-alumni-e-portfolio-what-i-wish-i-had-known" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: e-Portfolio Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: Student Groups Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:59:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6652 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu The Art of Self-Promotion https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/art-self-promotion <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 31, 2021 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Networking and self-promotion can be challenging enough in a regular environment, but how do you excel at either during a pandemic? How can you make yourself indispensable during a time of unrelenting change? At a recent event hosted by the <a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/slasc/">Special Libraries Association student chapter</a>, <a href="/">School of Information</a> alumna <a href= "http://linkedin.com/in/tessmccarthy">Tess McCarthy</a> (MLIS ’12) explained how students can use this unprecedented time to their advantage. As a digital asset management systems librarian and self-described career transitionist, McCarthy shared her own professional trajectory, including the many ways she had to get creative in&nbsp;the COVID era. Here are her methods for&nbsp;positioning yourself well for professional advancement, even during quarantine. </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/how-nail-interview-question-tell-me-about-yourself">How to Nail the Interview Question &quot;Tell Me About Yourself&quot;</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/alumni/tess-mccarthy">Tess McCarthy</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/art-self-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/art-self-promotion#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Professional Development Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:53:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6598 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Linda Main https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-linda-main <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 15, 2021 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=mainl">Dr. Linda Main</a>, interim director of the <a href= "https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> <a href= "/">School of Information,</a> met with iSchool students earlier this month for an insightful “Ask Me Anything” session. These regular, informal meetups give students a chance to chat with the director and ask about anything from career paths to iSchool resources to the LIS world at large. Below are just a few of the questions Dr. Main fielded. To view the full Q&amp;A, <a href= "https://sjsu.zoom.us/rec/share/QB3NG4Myd9K8oc0shD62YmAbzRRUHtMJDclXFbxHvHh3lFJ8qSJbYMfrJl7Ke-Jc.9FsQgphrMXB7noJ8"> click here</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="/post/dr-linda-main">Dr. Linda Main</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/istudent-blog/virtual-internships-tips-students-and-stories-alumni-success">Virtual Internships -- Tips for Students and Stories of Alumni Success</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-linda-main" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-linda-main#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Advising iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Community and Engagement Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 12:56:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6624 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Tips for Staying Focused and Managing Your Time https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/tips-staying-focused-and-managing-your-time <p> <strong>Published:</strong> February 28, 2021 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> While many of us may be finding it difficult to concentrate during&nbsp;this unprecedented time, graduate school remains a positive outlet for our intellectual and creative energies. The <a href="/">School of Information</a> offers so&nbsp;many opportunities to apply our talents, strengthen our resolve and plan for a better future. So how&nbsp;do we put one foot in front of the other and keep distraction and procrastination at bay? Below are some resources, from academic assistance to&nbsp;online learning tools, that can help students stay disciplined and continue to flourish in a remote environment.&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="/student-advising">Student Advising</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/academic-support">Academic Support</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/tips-staying-focused-and-managing-your-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/tips-staying-focused-and-managing-your-time#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 iStudent Blog: Online Learning Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:50:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6551 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 10 Ways to Build Career Opportunities as a Student https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/10-ways-build-career-opportunities-student <p> <strong>Published:</strong> February 7, 2021&nbsp;by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Last semester the <a href="https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> <a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/slasc/">Special Libraries Association student chapter</a> presented “<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7xeUfrGeiI&amp;feature=emb_logo">Building Career Opportunities in Graduate School</a>,” a program featuring <a href="/post/ischool-career-consultant-students-and-alumni">Kim Dority</a>, career advisor at the <a href="/">School of Information</a>. Dority, who is also the founder and president of <a href="http://www.dorityassociates.com/">Dority & Associates</a>, an information strategy and content development company, gave a generous and insightful presentation about the ways in which iSchool students can start preparing for their future professions now. From keeping a journal to engaging professionals to practicing small talk, she says even small actions can make a big difference. It takes some planning, initiative and resourcefulness, but maximizing your time in graduate school will pay off in the end. Below are Dority’s top 10 tips for building career opportunities as an iSchool student. </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">Career Blog</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/sjsu-career-center">SJSU Career Center</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/10-ways-build-career-opportunities-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/10-ways-build-career-opportunities-student#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Careers iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Professional Development Sun, 07 Feb 2021 21:32:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6552 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Making the Most of the King Library Resources https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/making-most-king-library-resources <p> <strong>Published:</strong> January 29, 2021 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Whether you’re just beginning <a href= "/info-203-online-learning">INFO 203</a> or conducting intensive research for a seminar, the <a href= "https://library.sjsu.edu/">Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library</a> at <a href="https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> has the resources to help you succeed. It’s true that in an online program you may never get a chance to walk through the library doors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of everything it offers. From one-on-one research support to specialized subject guides, students at the <a href= "/">School of Information</a> have access to a breadth of tools and services that are designed to support virtual learning. I spoke with <a href= "https://libguides.sjsu.edu/prf.php?account_id=170021">Gareth Scott</a>, library liaison, about the King Library resources he recommends most for iSchool students. </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/king-library-liaisons-assist-ischool-students-and-faculty">King Library Liaisons Assist iSchool Students and Faculty</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/king-library-resources">King Library Resources</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/making-most-king-library-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/making-most-king-library-resources#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 iStudent Blog: Online Learning Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:28:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6519 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Finding Hope and Gratitude in a Difficult Year https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/finding-hope-and-gratitude-difficult-year <p> <strong>Published:</strong> January 4, 2021&nbsp;by Leslie Parry </p> <p> As I welcome a new year, I&nbsp;find myself a bit shell-shocked reflecting back on 2020. When 2020 began, I did not anticipate that I would spend most of the year sequestered at home with two squirrelly preschoolers, trying to juggle family, school&nbsp;and work in the same space, adapting to new routines and mourning old ones. Honestly, I felt 2020 was more about enduring rather than achieving. But my iSchool classes served as a kind of oasis during this time — a chance to connect with other minds, ponder the current role of information in society&nbsp;and focus my attention on meaningful work. While it’s been a challenge to find joy under the combined stresses of the pandemic and the election, as we enter into a new year,&nbsp;I’m also filled with gratitude that I simply made it through. So I asked fellow students at the <a href="https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> <a href="/">School of Information</a>: What did you become grateful for during 2020? What gives you hope in 2021? Here are what our fellow peers shared:&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/finding-hope-and-gratitude-difficult-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/finding-hope-and-gratitude-difficult-year#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Mon, 04 Jan 2021 17:27:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6511 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu How to Find a Mentor in Graduate School https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/how-find-mentor-graduate-school <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 30, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Enrolling in the <a href="https://sjsu.edu/">San José State University</a> <a href="/">School of Information</a> is both a thrilling step and a daunting one. With so many pathways possible&nbsp;in the information science field – and any number of courses and specialties to choose from – how can you be sure you’re making the best decisions for your future career? Who&nbsp;can you turn to with your&nbsp;carefully considered ideas and random, panicked questions? Luckily, no matter your needs or interests, the iSchool can help you find a mentor. Whether they’re seasoned professionals, recent alumni or even senior students, mentors can offer anything from academic recommendations to career advice; they can suggest networking opportunities as well as skills to hone for your résumé. No matter if it’s a formal mentorship sponsored by a&nbsp;professional association or a more informal connection made through the iSchool – having a mentor is critical to professional growth. To find a mentorship opportunity that’s right for you, check out the resources below. </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="/quick-link/advising-toolkit">Advising Toolkit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/istudent-blog/peer-mentorship-opportunity-strengthen-information-and-communication-skills">Peer Mentorship: An Opportunity to Strengthen Information and Communication Skills </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/how-find-mentor-graduate-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/how-find-mentor-graduate-school#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Advising iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:46:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6474 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Spotlight on: REFORMA Student & Alumni Group https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/spotlight-reforma-student-alumni-group <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 16, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> The newest student group at the San José State University <a href="/">School of Information</a>, <a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/reforma/">REFORMA Student & Alumni Group</a>, is only a few months old but already boasts a strong membership base, a busy event calendar and a vibrant presence in the iSchool community. The brainchild of Assistant Professor <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=villagranm"> Dr. Michele Villagran</a>, who serves as faculty advisor, the group seeks to connect students and graduates who are interested in working with Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities. Drawing on resources from the national REFORMA association as well as from local REFORMA chapters, the Student & Alumni Group is focused on building a supportive community and positioning students to be well-connected, culturally competent professionals upon graduation. MLIS student <a href= "https://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/reforma/?page_id=151">Rosa Rodriguez</a>, who serves as president, highlights the group’s unique initiatives and opportunities. </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/new-reforma-student-group-connects-students-and-professionals-serving-spanish-speaking-and">New REFORMA Student Group Connects Students and Professionals Serving Spanish-speaking and Latino Communities </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/spotlight-reforma-student-alumni-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Professional Development iStudent Blog: Student Groups Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:40:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6460 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Ask an Archivist: Craig Simpson, MARA Liaison Librarian https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-archivist-craig-simpson-mara-liaison-librarian <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 9, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> October was <a href= "https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/american-archives-month-the-power-of-collaboration/american-archives-month-2020"> American Archives Month</a>, and to celebrate I had the chance to talk to <a href="/speaker/craig-simpson">Craig Simpson</a>, director of <a href= "https://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-archives"> Special Collections & Archives</a> at <a href= "https://library.sjsu.edu/">Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library</a>&nbsp;and liaison librarian for the <a href= "/master-archives-and-records-administration">Master of Archives and Records Administration&nbsp;</a> (MARA) program. As a certified archivist and SC&amp;A director, he leads all the operations in his department, from reference services to digital projects. As the liaison to the MARA program, he curates <a href= "https://libguides.sjsu.edu/mara">LibGuides</a>, creates <a href= "https://libguides.sjsu.edu/c.php?g=230064&amp;p=7711101">tutorials</a>&nbsp;and assists with research across disciplines. </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/king-library-liaisons-assist-ischool-students-and-faculty">King Library Liaisons Assist iSchool Students and Faculty</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-archivist-craig-simpson-mara-liaison-librarian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight Mon, 09 Nov 2020 04:59:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6449 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu A Look at the iSchool Advising Toolkit https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/look-ischool-advising-toolkit <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 25, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Of all the resources available to iSchool students, the <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/advising/toolkit/index.php">advising toolkit</a> is one of the most valuable. No matter where you are in your program, the toolkit can help you plan classes, choose an advisor, track your academic progress and get ready for graduation. With new tools and features just added, it’s worth examining at any (and every!) stage of your iSchool career. You’ll find general information at the top and program-specific links toward the bottom. (You can also click on the <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/advising/getting-started.php">Getting Started</a> tab to access toolkits related to policies and procedures, career plans, and student wellness and success.)&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="/quick-link/advising-toolkit">Advising Toolkit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/faculty-advisors">Find an MLIS Pathway Advisor</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/istudent-blog/plan-your-e-portfolio-ischools-advising-pages-and-student-success-planner">Plan for Your e-Portfolio with the iSchool&#039;s Advising Pages and Student Success Planner</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/look-ischool-advising-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/look-ischool-advising-toolkit#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Advising iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:25:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6428 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Mental Health for iSchool Students https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/mental-health-ischool-students <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 18, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> The pandemic drags on, wildfires are burning and a high-stakes election looms. Meanwhile iSchool students are working hard to meet everyday challenges, balancing classes with jobs, families and other commitments. As members of the information community, we are likely drawn to systems, service and structure, which can all seem a little tenuous right now. How do we take care of ourselves during a time of anxiety and uncertainty? One valuable, free and currently virtual resource at San José State University is <a href="https://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/">CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)</a>. CAPS offers a variety of mental health and wellness services, including counseling, support groups, workshops and referrals. I asked <a href= "https://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/about/staff/cat-fillmore.php">Cat Fillmore</a>, a faculty counselor and case manager, what resources she recommends for graduate students during this time. </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="/istudent-blog/sjsu-ischool-highlights-student-wellness">SJSU iSchool Highlights Student Wellness</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/istudent-blog/sjsu-ischools-new-advising-pages-help-students-customize-their-unique-path-success">SJSU iSchool&#039;s New Advising Pages Help Students Customize Their Unique Path to Success</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/mental-health-ischool-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/mental-health-ischool-students#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Advising iStudent Blog Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:16:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6397 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Don’t Miss: The SJSU iSchool’s Diversity Webcast Series https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/dont-miss-sjsu-ischools-diversity-webcast-series <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 12, 2020 by Leslie Parry </p> <p> The fantastic 2020 <a href="/demand-webcasts-diversity">diversity webcast series</a> continues its run through the fall. If you haven’t already, you can check out past episodes through the <a href="http://bit.ly/sjsu-ischool-itunes">SJSU iSchool Podcast Feed via Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/sjsuischool">SJSU iSchool YouTube Channel</a> and <a href="/demand-webcasts">iSchool On-Demand Webcasts Portal</a>. Under the direction of <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=villagranm"> Dr. Michele Villagran</a>, Chair of the <a href= "/post/diversity-committee">Diversity Committee</a> for the SJSU School of Information, the eight-part series features a variety of speakers discussing equity, social justice, cultural competency and other issues as they relate to information service.&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="/demand-webcasts-diversity">On-Demand Webcasts: Diversity</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/post/diversity-committee">Diversity Committee</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/dont-miss-sjsu-ischools-diversity-webcast-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/dont-miss-sjsu-ischools-diversity-webcast-series#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: Professional Development Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:15:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6403 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Alumna Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken Highlights Top 5 Resources for iSchool Students https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/alumna-havilah-joy-steinman-bakken-highlights-top-5-resources-ischool-students <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;September 27, 2020&nbsp;by Leslie Parry </p> <p> Hello readers! I’m Leslie Parry, a MLIS student from Los Angeles. I’m thrilled to be taking the helm of the <a href= "/istudent-blog">iStudent blog</a>. I recently had a chance to talk to my predecessor and iSchool alumna, Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken (‘20 MLIS), about her time in the program. As a student, Havilah took advantage of as many resources as she could, not only because they strengthened her résumé and allowed her to network, but because they helped her develop skills that can’t always be mastered in the classroom. Now a reference librarian at the <a href="https://sandiegolawlibrary.org/">San Diego Law Library</a>, she describes the resources that best prepared her for life after <a href="/">iSchool</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="/career-blog/join-srj-build-your-resume-contacts-and-skills">Join the SRJ to Build Your Resume, Contacts, and Skills</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/istudent-blog/peer-mentorship-opportunity-strengthen-information-and-communication-skills">Peer Mentorship: An Opportunity to Strengthen Information and Communication Skills </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/istudent-blog/student-assistants-learn-valuable-skills-build-career-networks-and-get-paid">Student Assistants Learn Valuable Skills, Build Career Networks and Get Paid</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/alumna-havilah-joy-steinman-bakken-highlights-top-5-resources-ischool-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/alumna-havilah-joy-steinman-bakken-highlights-top-5-resources-ischool-students#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Advising iStudent Blog: Assistantships iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:27:00 +0000 Leslie Parry 6381 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Library Conferences Go Virtual https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/library-conferences-go-virtual <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 16,&nbsp;2020 by Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken </p> <p> Each incoming student at the <a href="/">iSchool at San José State University</a> has the opportunity to join one professional association free of cost for one year. This <a href= "/student-professional-association-memberships">perk of enrollment</a> in the program offers returns in spades depending on the level of involvement each particular student chooses to dedicate to their chosen association. During my first semester in the <a href="/master-library-and-information-science">MLIS program</a> at the iSchool, I chose to join the <a href= "http://www.ala.org/">American Library Association</a> (ALA), and have remained a member since. Founded on October 6, 1876, during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, ALA is a pillar of librarianship ethics and best practices and remains on the cutting edge of information technology. This has never been more true now during the time of the pandemic when ALA seamlessly moved their <a href="https://2020.alavirtualevent.org/">annual conference online</a>. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/library-conferences-go-virtual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/library-conferences-go-virtual#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: Professional Development Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:17:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6290 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu SJSU iSchool Highlights Student Wellness https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/sjsu-ischool-highlights-student-wellness <p> <strong>Published:</strong> July 26, 2020 by Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken </p> <p> It’s been quite the summer at the iSchool at <a href="/">San José State University</a>. Fall classes are right around the corner and summer classes are well underway. While all of the&nbsp;programs, including <a href= "/master-library-and-information-science">MLIS</a>, <a href= "/master-archives-and-records-administration">MARA</a> and <a href="/ms-informatics">MS in Informatics</a>, are delivered 100% online, this has not been a normal season. With the threat of the pandemic growing at varying rates throughout the world, finding wellness and joyful moments has proved to be even more difficult. In light of this, please review the excellent free resources below available to all SJSU iSchool students. </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="/istudent-blog/what-mindfulness-anyway">What is Mindfulness, Anyway?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/sjsu-ischool-highlights-student-wellness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/sjsu-ischool-highlights-student-wellness#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Sun, 26 Jul 2020 12:17:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6262 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Ask Me Anything with Dr. Sandy Hirsh https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-sandy-hirsh <p> <strong>Published:</strong> June 18, 2020 by Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken </p> <p> Dr. Sandy Hirsh hosted one of her final Ask Me Anything sessions before she transitioned to her new position as associate dean for academics in the SJSU College of Professional and Global Education. Hirsh served in the role of Director of the iSchool for over ten years and you can read more about her excellent service and leadership <a href= "/news/ischool-director-transitions-new-leadership-role-sjsu">here</a>. I had the opportunity to attend the session and have chosen a few questions to highlight for you all below (click <a href= "https://sjsu.zoom.us/rec/share/_4sscpTS-0pJctb01FuEe6o_IcP9T6a823IX-qVeyR6t4uIpT774i9ESLcnXE3Ps"> here</a> to view the recording). As new safety measures with Zoom are implemented, check your email for the recording password. The subject line of the email is “[Event] Recording of Director’s “Ask Me Anything” Session” </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="/istudent-blog/ischool-directors-ask-me-anything-continues">iSchool Director&#039;s &quot;Ask Me Anything&quot; Continues</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-sandy-hirsh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/ask-me-anything-dr-sandy-hirsh#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 00:56:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6221 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Equip Yourself for a Successful Summer! https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/equip-yourself-successful-summer <p> <strong>Published:</strong> June 12, 2020 by Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken </p> <p> Summer is here, and while it may look different from what we expect, this is an excellent time to get equipped for a fabulous library and information science career. Whether you’re just starting summer classes, getting geared up for the e-Portfolio or about to start classes in the fall, check out this roundup of virtual events and resources below to jump start, or continue to evolve, your experience in the library and information science profession!&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/equip-yourself-successful-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/equip-yourself-successful-summer#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: Professional Development Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:56:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6228 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu The e-Portfolio: Myths and Truths https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/e-portfolio-myths-and-truths <p> <strong>Published:</strong> May 31, 2020 by Havilah Joy-Steinman Bakken </p> <p> The <a href="/info-289-e-portfolio-handbook">e-Portfolio</a> is a capstone experience the majority of <a href="/">iSchool students at San José State University</a> will plan for, experience and benefit from. This large, scholastic decathlon represents not only your upcoming freedom from school, but also your newly garnered skills and brilliance in the library and information profession field. Each student has their own unique perspective and experience working through it, but the majority of us experience at least some amount of anxiety while it looms ahead of us. I had the opportunity to complete the e-Portfolio amidst the craziness of life, and I hope what I discovered from my own personal experience, and chatting with my fellow students, is helpful to you! </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/e-portfolio-myths-and-truths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/e-portfolio-myths-and-truths#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog iStudent Blog: iSchool 101 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 01:41:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6210 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Internet Me Is Doing Great by ALASC https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/internet-me-doing-great-alasc <p> <strong>Published:</strong> May 1,&nbsp;2020 by Havilah Steinman </p> <p> With the majority of people at home during the pandemic, social media has become even more pervasive in the way we interact, build community and job search. <a href="/">San José State University iSchool</a>’s <a href= "http://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/alasc/wp-students/">American Library Association Student Chapter</a> (ALASC) recently hosted the live virtual webinar, Internet Me Is Doing Great, and the recording is now viewable on their <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAp4mT-M7rg">YouTube channel</a>. See below for highlights of this timely and informative event! </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/internet-me-doing-great-alasc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/istudent-blog/internet-me-doing-great-alasc#comments iStudent Blog iStudent Blog Home: Spotlight iStudent Blog: Professional Development Fri, 01 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000 havilah.steinman@sjsu.edu 6134 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu