Presented on 11-7-2017
Have you ever been interested in attending an LIS conference to enhance your professional skills and development? For many, conferences present themselves as overwhelming or even intimidating events. Dr. Michael Stephens, Associate Professor at SJSU’s School of Information, will debunk preconceptions and fears about conferences and will illuminate the benefits they offer to information professionals. Receive helpful advice on getting the most out of any conference experience, including whom to talk to and how to make these experiences work in your favor. Hear from those who have attended conferences and their insights on these important professional events.
Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. For more than ten years, his research has focused on the use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He also maintains a web site, Tame the Web. For over a decade, Dr. Stephens has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning. In 2016, ALA Editions published five years of the “Office Hours” columns from Library Journal as a book entitled The Heart of Librarianship.
Presented on 10-3-2017
What does it mean to "do" international librarianship? It seems at first glance a huge concept, possibly subsuming every kind of library activity and conversation under it. But, as guest lecturer Melanie Sellar, Librarians Without Borders founder, will explore, a closer examination of the term "international librarianship" (IL) yields a much sharper definition. Given that higher education institutions are increasingly formalizing internationalization into their strategic plans and that LIS programs, like the SJSU School of Information, are responding by encouraging the inclusion of more international perspectives throughout the curriculum, it is useful to look at the who, why, and how of international librarianship. IL is indeed a relatively small field that is not understood well. In order for IL to be studied, practiced, and funded in ways that are appropriate to its potential, this guest lecture will discuss some of its misconceptions, and advocate for more intentional, reciprocal, and reflective applications.
Dana Lema, Swetta Abeyta, Rebecca Leung, Kelley Presley, and Jonathan Christensen
Presented on 8-29-2017
A welcome back to school social and chat from the iSchool Special Library Association. Our “experienced” students and alumnae discussed what they wish they had known when they started the program.
James Jacobs and Jefferson Bailey
Presented on 5-1-2017
In the fall of 2016, a group of institutions – Internet Archive, Library of Congress, CA Digital Library, and libraries from the University of North Texas, Stanford University, and George Washington University – organized to preserve a snapshot of the federal government website. This is the third time this End of Term (EOT) group has organized with the goals of identifying, harvesting, preserving, and providing access to a snapshot of the federal government web presence. They do this for two important reasons. The first is that the transition of elected officials in the federal government’s executive branch prompts a reset of sites like www.WhiteHouse.gov, so it’s critical to document the changes. The EOT group’s work also provides a broad snapshot of the federal domain once every four years; it’s replicated among a number of organizations for long-term preservation.
Jefferson Bailey from the Internet Archive and James Jacobs from Stanford University Libraries discussed the project’s methods for identifying and selecting in-scope content, strategies for capturing web content, and access models for collected content. The two highlighted the challenges and opportunities of large-scale, distributed, multi-institutional, born-digital collecting and preservation efforts; how the project aligns with participant institutions collection mandates; the project’s importance for archiving historically-valuable but highly-ephemeral web content without a clear steward; and how the breadth and size of the EOT Web Archive informs both new methods of collaboration and new models for data-driven access and analysis by researchers. Our speakers also discussed the project’s alliance with other government data preservation projects as well as ideas and future plans for long-term sustainable methods for collecting, preserving and maintaining the .gov information ecosystem.
Presented on 3-13-2017
Jennifer Jumba is a public librarian at the Cuyahoga County Public Library. She uses her experience in sales and marketing to demonstrate how libraries can build allies and advocates in their communities by the use of social media. Social media allows libraries and their users to share information and collaborate with other organizations.
Brian Elliott, Basia Delawska-Elliott, Yael Hod, Heather Kiger, Laura Doublet, Swetta Abeyta, and Will Sheppard
Presented on 2-6-2017
A presentation hosted by SLASC for an exploration of different types of libraries! We had student and alumni members representing everything from medical libraries to the Yosemite Library and beyond. Our panel included:
- Brian Elliott – Medical Library
- Basia Delawska-Elliott – Medical Library
- Yael Hod – Stanford Libraries/Tech Services/Purchasing
- Heather Kiger – Government/Yosemite Library
- Laura Doublet – Archives/Special Collections Academic
- Swetta Abeyta – Architecture Library/Pacific Energy Center
- Will Sheppard – Labor/Unions Library
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Presented on 11-15-2016
Congratulations, you will have an MLIS degree soon! Now, what? Whether library and information science is your first, second, or third career, learn how there are skills to be honed that you can use in both your professional and personal life. Learn tricks and tips about networking, public speaking, and research that can help you reach your life goals. Tracy Z. Maleeff will share her story of recognizing her transferable skills along her career path as well as how fine-tuning her networking skills brought great results.
Presented on 4-26-2016
Design is more than choosing pretty colors. It’s all about solving problems and even if you don’t know it, you are a designer. Schmidt will introduce the concept of User Experience (UX) thinking and illustrate how it can help improve your website, programs, services, and more. After this interactive workshop you’ll have a keener critical eye, and a framework with which you can make your library the most important place in your community.
In the past fifteen years Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. Currently he is the principal of Influx Library User Experience Consulting, is a lecturer at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, and writes a column called “The User Experience for Library Journal. Current projects include a UX guided overhaul of the Chapel Hill Public Library and coaching 10 libraries in Florida through UX improvement projects . Schmidt serves on the editorial board for Weave: the Journal of Library User Experience, and he coauthored the book “Useful, Usable and Desirable,” a guide to applying UX to libraries. He has presented internationally on the topic of library innovation and design.
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Presented on 3-22-2016
Learn what applications, programs and websites are useful for librarians and information professionals in the real working world. In this one-hour webinar, Tracy Z. Maleeff (@LibrarySherpa) will give a high-level overview of the resources that will enhance your professional development. The second-half of the program will feature information security. Learn the vocabulary, best practices and resources on how to be safe with your personal and professional passwords and data. All combined, this hour will leave you with a foundation on which tech to use and how to utilize it safely in the workplace.
Presented on 2-8-2016
Information visualization is considered one of the prime emerging technologies for large-scale data analysis and is an important topic for information professionals to understand. It deals with analyzing, displaying, communicating and interpreting massive amounts of abstract data effectively and efficiently via visual representations. In this webinar, Dr. Chen will present and discuss how information visualization can be used to help libraries and librarians utilize the abundant data resources (to which they now have more and more access) to provide better patron services through enhanced collection analysis, resource allocation, and user engagement.
Presented on 12-9-2015
You’ve heard the advice before: get involved with a professional association. Why is this important? What are the synergies? How do you determine your association fit? What about finding a mentor, then cultivating that relationship? Dee Magnoni started her professional involvement while in grad school, and grew her career while seeking opportunities to learn, grow and give back. In this practical session Dee will share tips, stories and potential paths.
Presented on 11-11-2015
Join Tara Murray, a librarian with experience in public, academic, and special libraries, for a discussion of emerging and non-traditional career paths for information professionals. This talk draws on Tara’s experience providing information services in a variety of environments as well as knowledge she has gained through her leadership in SLA and other library associations.
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Presented on 9-10-2015
In this one-hour webinar, Tracy Z. Maleeff outlines the importance of networking as a professional development skill and competency for students to excel in the working world. Understand techniques and strategies to network both in person and online. Hear how you can develop those skills and then convert an introduction into a lasting professional relationship. Shed any thoughts you have about being an introvert, extrovert or ambivert, this label-free discussion will teach you how to hone networking as a professional skill in order to enhance your career.
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Presented on 5-4-2015
Wondering how to jumpstart your career — and how social media and professional networking can help get you the job of your dreams?
Tracy Z. Maleeff has 10+ years of special libraries experience and wants to help you get on a road to professional success. Using the theme of networking, she spoke about seeking, landing and thriving in a special libraries job. She also discussed the importance of professional associations to your career, and what they can do for you. Lastly, we got a peek into a day in the life of a private law firm librarian as she detailed the inner workings of this specific special libraries position.
Presented on 3-5-2015
Aaron, a principal at Influx Library User Experience Consulting, a website usability blogger at walkingpaper.org, and a regular contributor to the Library Journal, is the author of Useful, Usable, Desirable (ALA, 2014). He has presented on the topic of library technology and usability throughout the United States, and in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and Spain. In 2005, Schmidt was named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker.”
Presented on 2-12-2015
High fashion? Haute cuisine? Cinema ephemera? All need the skills of a talented librarian!
Ian Matzen recently received an MLIS from the San Jose State University School of Information. He is currently the lead Digital Asset Management Specialist at America’s Test Kitchen, a publisher of cooking-related content in Boston, where he is designing an enterprise taxonomy.
Digital asset management, digital video metadata, and digital preservation are among the subjects he enjoys writing about on his blog www.tameyourassets.com. His professional experience producing commercials, episodic television, and corporate videos in Los Angeles and San Francisco informs his work.
Presented on 4-4-2014
Stephen Abram, MLS, a strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry, is principal of Lighthouse Partners, an associate of Dysart & Jones. He is also CEO of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. He is a library trend watcher, keynote speaker, innovator and author of Stephen’s Lighthouse blog. He has held executive leadership positions at Gale-Cengage Learning, SirsiDynix, Thomson, ProQuest and IHS. Stephen is also a former SLA president and SJSU SLIS faculty member; and he’s currently a member of the SJSU SLIS International Advisory Council
Presented on 3-5-2014
Rachel Berrington is the Director of IEEE's Client Services, nine professional librarians who are responsible for global customer outreach, training and awareness. Rachel was first hired in January 2002 as a Customer Relations Manager for Western North America. Prior to joining the IEEE, she was the Corporate Librarian at Mentor Graphics, an electronic design automation company in Portland, Oregon.
Rachel was President of the Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in 2002 - 2003. She was also a member of IEEE's inaugural Library Advisory Council from 1999 - 2001. She is an active member of both the SLA and ASEE's Engineering Libraries Division.
Rachel received her Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona and her Bachelors Degree at Colorado College. IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
Presented on 9-18-2013
Amy Affelt is director of Database Research at Compass Lexecon, a global economic consultancy. She is also an author and conference speaker on topics such as adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality, and marketing information services. You can follow her @aainfopro.