Upcoming Webcasts

Webcasts Jean L. Willis

So You Might Want to Be a Law Librarian?

Did you know that there are good entry level (and up) positions in law libraries across the North America? Have you been misinformed that only librarians with a law degree are eligible for positions in law libraries? Are you aware that there are a variety of different types of law libraries and law library jobs available? If you are interested in this area of librarianship, please attend this webcast to learn more about how to kick-start your career as a new law librarian.

This webinar will be led by a career law librarian Jean L. Willis, who has an MLS but no JD. Law librarianship has been a successful and rewarding lifelong career for Willis that provided numerous job opportunities for professional growth and development. Come to the webcast with your questions.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about this webcast, please contact Vicki Steiner.

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/994526461

This session will be recorded. Students will be notified on iSchoolAlert when the recording of this session is available on iSchool Webcast page. https://ischool.sjsu.edu/webcasts​ 

Webcasts Geof Huth Karen Trivette

Giving Voice to Archivists: A Tale of a Podcast
MARA Guest Lecture

This is the tale of a podcast that focuses on archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife archivist team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/939896699​

Webcasts Jamie Lin, MLIS

What is Mindfulness, Anyway?
Diversity Webinar Series

Everyone’s talking about it as a way to de-stress, be more productive, and improve mental health. It’s now a billion-dollar business that includes corporate trainings, apps, products, and online courses… but what actually is mindfulness, anyway? This webinar will examine the recent popularity of mindfulness in Western society, as well as its history and tradition as a Buddhist spiritual practice. What parts of mindfulness have been embraced and adopted by our culture, and which portions have been ignored? What do its proponents rave about, and what do its critics argue? Is mindfulness a cultural movement, or is it a fad? Is it a spiritual endeavor, or an intellectual one? Is it political or apolitical, activist or apathetic? Is it an example of globalization, or is it cultural appropriation? These are some of the questions that will arise during the exploration of this topic. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of mindfulness, be able to detangle the ongoing conversations surrounding it, and perhaps develop a curiosity to learn more!

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/745600971

Webcasts Emily Drabinski

A Day in the Life of a Leader: Emily Drabinski

Leadership in the information professions can take on many forms. Join us to learn how Emily Drabinski, critical pedagogy librarian and liaison to the School of Labor and Urban Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, approaches leadership through her service work to the profession and as an advocate for justice movements, organized labor, and gender and sexual difference in Library and Information Science.

This webcast is brought to you by the SJSU School of Information’s Leadership and Management Program Advisory Committee.

Webcasts Dr. Ana Ndumu

Beyond Routine Library Services to Immigrants: A Discussion on the Role of Information in Migration
Diversity Webinar Series

Library services to immigrants have historically followed a narrow service provision model that overlooks the broader role of information and libraries in migration. In this presentation, Dr. Ndumu will discuss the cross between libraries, social inclusion, and push/pull migration factors. The presentation will end with two initiatives that are transforming library ideology on immigrants.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/466309483​

Webcasts Yago Cura

The Publishing Librarian: Becoming a Publisher, Starting a Printing Press, & Creating Content!
Diversity Webinar Series

This webinar will discuss the “pocket” economics and history of publishing; participants will learn the advantages of an ISBN, how to buy a stack of ISBNs, and receive guidance about whether print-on-demand or going with a smaller printing house benefits your bottom line.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/114827896​

Webcasts Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros

Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative
Diversity Webinar Series

The K’acha Willaykuna Knowledge Equity Working Group actively explores stewardship of indigenous knowledge works through decolonial information practices. Through discussions, flash-lectures, hands-on workshops and community projects, the group actively works to support the preservation of Indigenous knowledge in response to marked knowledge equity gaps of non-Western languages, cultures and histories. This session will reflect on the role of cultural humility in the development of the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative as an example of closing the gap between EDI values and practice.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/375613499​

Webcasts Mimosa Shah

Beyond Platitudes: Making EDI Actionable
Diversity Webinar Series

Diversity and equity are fundamental values of librarianship. How can we take these values and make them actionable at our respective organizations? Learn how to create and sustain an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee at your library, including how to set goals, write a charge statement, and strategies that can be used to promote continuing education for staff on topics related to equity, indigeneity, accessibility, and inclusion. 

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/979888668

Webcasts Twanna Hodge

Integrating Cultural Humility into Librarianship
Diversity Webinar Series

In this session, participants will learn the concept of cultural humility, the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility, the rationale for integrating cultural humility into librarianship, and the several recommendations on how to do so.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Linkhttps://sjsu.zoom.us/j/480826421

Webcasts Max Macias

Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression
Diversity Webinar Series

A presentation on how to incorporate anti-racist ideas, concepts and actions that can act as a model for anti-oppression library practices. Participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept of anti-racism 
  • identify racist policies, procedures and practices in their library
  • apply anti-racist concepts in the library
  • critique current library policies with an anti-racist analysis

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Session Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/763895527​