In this text, Stephens encourages curiosity and creativity in his students and all library workers by connecting trends from outside the profession to its bedrock values. With a humanist lens, he reflects on such topics as: how libraries can empower kindness; developing a coterie of kindred spirits at conferences outside libraryland; inspiring creativity in library patrons; the most effective professional development experiences; comfort, joy, and hygge in the library; the characteristics of compassionate leadership; how to contend with a devil's advocate; and mentoring new librarians. Stephens' perspective will reenergize your commitment to librarianship and the important work that libraries are doing every day.
The documentary film, Nobody Wants Us, examines the impact of the Steamship Quanza controversy in September 1940 on U.S. immigration policy. Based on oral history interviews with Steamship Quanza survivors, analysis of archival documents from ship records, U.S Federal Court in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. National Archives, U.S. State Department, and U,S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization, Nobody Wants Us shows how the U.S. State Department closed the visa program for political refugees and others fleeing Nazi Europe as a direct result of Steamship Quanza controversy
Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem is based on thirty interviews with Christians and Muslims who live and work in Bethlehem, Palestine; among them students, theologians, grandmothers, and activists. The interviewees speak of Mary as a protectress, a Palestinian mother, a childhood devotion, and icon of resistance. Performed at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem, the play toured eight towns in Occupied Palestine, prompting reflection about the diverse perspectives of Mary and the un-interrogated role of gender in Palestinian religious, cultural and political life. The play is performed by two actresses who play twenty-two characters. The published play is in English and Arabic.
Yoon Chung Han
Eyes is an interactive biometric data artwork that transforms human iris data into musical sound and 3D animated images. The idea is to allow the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns. This is based on iris recognition and image processing techniques. Selected iris images are printed in 3D sculptures, and sound generated from the data is replayed. This research-based artwork has an experimental system generating distinct sounds for each different iris data using visual features such as colors, patterns, brightness and size of the iris. It has potential to lead the new way of interpreting complicated datasets with the audiovisual output. More importantly, aesthetically beautiful, mesmerizing and a bit uncanny valley-effected artwork can create personalized art experience and multimodal interaction. Multi-sensory interpretations of the iris data art can lead to a new opportunity to reveal users’ narratives and create their own “sonic signature”, which will be able to trigger a new way of interaction in the fields of art and science.
Phylis West Johnson and Ian Punnett
Moving Sounds explores the unique animating symbiosis that develops whenever previously unrelated technologies become intertwined and form a mutually invigorating relationship. When "car" and "radio" became permanently inculcated, it changed how both cars and radio were designed and experienced. Moving Sounds is the first book-length study exploring the relationship between the car and the radio.
Clinical and Psychological Perspectives on Foul Play examines a wide range of factors that can influence how police determine foul play in possible homicide cases and in other possible crimes. It develops a new theory of uncertainty at micro, meso, and macro levels to explain how law professionals arrive at this decision. Specifically, it examines the extent to which uncertainty in these situations can be influenced by media coverage, family and community pressures, socioeconomic factors, demographic elements of victims, as well as police knowledge and resources. The latest research from the Foul Play Project and the Missing Persons Project are employed to support the recommendations in this book and to point the way toward further research in this area.
Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation and Re-Entry Students
Ngoc-Yen Tran and Silke Higgins
Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students centers on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. The book, purposefully chosen as an edited volume to represent a large variety of voices, focuses on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.
Gwendolyn Mok and H. Brent Heisinger
Keys features all solo piano performances composed by San José State University Alumni and Emeritus Professor Brent Heisinger. It includes several different pianists, all former faculty and alumni from the School of Music. Pianist Gwendolyn Mok is featured in 7 out of the 12 pieces, including a work composed for the Sacramento Waldorf School and an arrangement of Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.
The Language Archive, written by Julia Cho, tells the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a linguist fighting to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own. The scenic design for this beautiful piece flows seamlessly throughout the many locations within the play as elements glide on and off the stage. Interesting artifacts, pops of color and a rainbow of light panels are compartmentalized in monochromatic floor to ceiling stacks which line the stage, reflecting the inability of people to speak their hearts and relate to each other.
Kate Steffens and Devon Steffens
The Family Acid: California showcases 50 years of California photography by Roger Steffens. Steffens began photographing while serving in the Vietnam War, and amassed an archive of hundreds of thousands of images. These slides and negatives sat in a closet until 2013, when his daughter and son, Kate and Devon, began scanning them and posting their finds to Instagram. Their Instagram account, The Family Acid, became a runaway success. The images they unearthed and included in the book cover a wealth of historic events and people, from Joan Baez leading anti-war protests at UC Berkeley to Bob Marley hanging out backstage.
David Yan, Yuri Havanski, Rajiv S. Mishra, and Yukada Sato
This book is a compilation of the recent progress on friction stir technologies, including high-temperature applications, industrial applications, dissimilar alloy/materials, lightweight alloys, simulation, control, characterization, and derivative technologies. The volume offers a current look at friction stir welding technology from application to characterization and from modeling to R&D. Contributions document advances in application, controls, and simulation of the friction stir process to aid researchers in seeing the current state-of-the-art.
Aaron Lington, Victoria Lington, and Pablo E. Furman
Secondary Impressions is an album performed and produced by Aaron Lington on baritone saxophone. This album, released on the Seattle-based Origin Classical record label features four contemporary classical works for baritone saxophone and piano. Collaborative artists on this album include San José State University faculty members Victoria Lington on piano and Pablo Furman as recording and mixing engineer. Music critic George W. Harris says of the album "[it is] ambitious in its simplicity and virtuosity."
Jason Aleksander, Thomas M. Izbicki, and Donald Duclow
Nicholas of Cusa and Times of Transition is an edited volume comprising twenty essays that discuss and reflect on the historical context, ideas, and legacy of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464). The first part of the book includes essays addressing institutional issues in the Latin Church, including Schism, conciliarism, indulgences, and the possibility of dialogue with Muslims (particularly subsequent to the fall of Constantinople in 1453). The second part of the book includes essays on theological and philosophical themes, including nominalism, time, faith, religious metaphors, and prediction of the end times.
Joyce Osland, Ming Li, and Mark E. Mendenhall
This volume continues to advance both global leadership research and practice by bridging and integrating conceptual, empirical and practitioner perspectives to provide a deeper understanding of this rapidly growing field of study. The work is a wonderful primer for anyone tasked with designing and assessing global leadership development programs for students. The Advances in Global Leadership series, with its finger firmly on the pulse of this exciting field, is a must-read book for scholars and practitioners alike.
Claire Komives and Weichang Zhou
Written for industrial and academic researchers and development scientists in the life sciences industry, Bioprocessing Technology for Production of Biopharmaceuticals and Bioproducts is a guide to the tools, approaches, and useful developments in bioprocessing. This important guide:
• Summarizes state-of-the-art bioprocessing methods and reviews applications in life science industries
• Includes illustrative case studies that review six milestone bio-products
• Discuses a wide selection of host strain types and disruptive bioprocess technologies
From Baby Boomers to millennials, attending a big music festival has basically become a cultural rite of passage in America. In Half a Million Strong, music writer and scholar Gina Arnold explores the history of large music festivals in America and examines their impact on American culture. Studying literature, films, journalism, and other archival detritus of the countercultural era, Arnold looks closely at a number of large and well-known festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Wattstax, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and others to map their cultural significance in the American experience. She finds that—far from being the utopian and communal spaces of spiritual regeneration that they claim for themselves—these large music festivals serve mostly to display the free market to consumers in its very best light.
By 2020, experts forecast that up to 28 billion devices will be connected to the Internet with only one third of them being computers, smartphones and tablets. The remaining two thirds will be other "devices"-- sensors, terminals, household appliances, thermostats, televisions, automobiles, production machinery, urban infrastructure and many other "things" -- which traditionally have not been Internet enabled. This "Internet of Things" (IoT) represents a remarkable transformation of the way in which our world will soon interact. Much like the World Wide Web connected computers to networks, and the next evolution connected people to the Internet and other people, IoT looks poised to interconnect devices, people, environments, virtual objects and machines in ways that only science fiction writers could have imagined. In a nutshell, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the convergence of connecting people, things, data and processes. It is transforming our life, business and everything in between. Secure and Smart Internet of Things explores many aspects of the Internet of Things and explains many of the completed principles of IoT and the new advances in IoT including the use of Fog Computing, AI, and Blockchain technology.
This book explains a distinctive pluralist account of truth, jointly-rooted perspectivism (‘JRP’ for short). This explanation unifies various representative while philosophically interesting truth-concern approaches in early Chinese philosophy on the basis of people’s pre-theoretic “way-things-are-capturing” understanding of truth. It explains how JRP provides effective interpretative resources to identify and explain one unifying line that runs through those distinct truth-concern approaches and how they can thus talk with and complement each other and contribute to the contemporary study of the issue of truth. In so doing, the book also engages with some distinct treatments in the modern study of Chinese philosophy.
Cyber security, or information technology security, focuses on protecting computers and data from criminal behavior. The understanding of human performance, capability, and behavior is one of the main areas that experts in cyber security focus on, both from a human computer interaction point of view, and human factors. This handbook is a unique source of information from the human factors perspective that covers all topics related to the discipline. It includes new areas such as smart networking and devices and will be a source of information for IT specialists, as well as other disciplines such as psychology, behavioral science, software engineering, and security management.
Chinese philosophy has been shaped over the last 3000 years by various movements, schools of philosophical thought, philosophical ways of thinking and their thinkers. The rich resources of Chinese philosophy and their value and significance to the common philosophical enterprise, especially to the development of contemporary philosophy and contemporary society, have been recognized, captured and elaborated through contemporary philosophical scholarship in studied of Chinese philosophy. Through a comprehensive survey of relevant substantial writings in this scholarship, this collection will provide a systematic, in-depth but accessible, and up-to-date examination of major resources of Chinese philosophy in view of how they can substantially contribute to various topics and issues in philosophy.
The collection will be organized into four distinct but complementary volumes which as a whole give a synoptic view of the major issues, conceptions, approaches, and current engaging exploration in studies of Chinese philosophy. With an introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Chinese Philosophy provides everything a scholar needs to break into the field, and is an invaluable reference work for the expert.
Featuring portraits and stories of workers at the oldest metal foundry in San Jose, this collection of photographs documents the changing face of manufacturing and heavy industry in rapidly-evolving Silicon Valley.
Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, 2nd ed.
Shamika D. Dalton, Yvonne J. Chandler, Vicente E. Garces, Dennis C. Kim-Prieto, Carol Avery Nicholson, and Michele A.L. Villagran
This new edition of Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries builds upon the first edition by providing updated information and new insights into diversity in law librarianship. New and future leaders in AALL are identified and profiled, demonstrating the growth of diverse law library professionals in the field. Survey data gathered from minority members provide a snapshot of the state of diversity in AALL. New data from this second survey is compared with data from a previous survey published in the first edition.
The profiles of minority librarians are arranged in four parts. Part I, "Legacy of Leadership" includes profiles of the leading pioneers among minority law librarians. Part II, "The Enduring Legacy: Leaders and Mentors" highlights veteran leaders who have demonstrated a record of sustained leadership that includes contributions to AALL and to the professional development of newer law librarians. Part III, "Leaders of Today" includes profiles of a select number of current minority law librarians who have been in the profession ten or more years and have taken an active leadership role in AALL. Part IV, "Leaders of Tomorrow" features newer law librarians with under ten years of experience, and presents their unique experiences with, and perspectives on, diversity in AALL and the profession.
Like the first one, this new edition furthers AALL's core purpose and organizational values to advance the profession of law librarianship. Just as importantly, it contributes to the history of diversity in the profession by documenting the contributions of minority law librarians to AALL and law librarianship.
Set in the Central California countryside and the Southern California desert, By the Lemon Tree's old school stories chronicle the collision of wide-eyed childhood with the end of lives human and animal. In "Twice Good" a downtrodden city administrator shows up for a Black Panther protest forty years too late. "Funeral in Fresno" introduces us to an impatient reverend who is forced to confront his past and his future, while in the title story, a young boy born and raised in East Oakland bears witness to life and death in an ancient rural world.
Andrea Bechert created the scenic design for TheatreWorks production of Karen Zacarias' comedy Native Gardens, which ran from August 22 to September 16, 2018 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.
Image credit: Kevin Berne
Patricia C. Franks
As Information Management put it, "On the strength of its currency and coverage alone, Franks' book is poised to take over as the recommended go-to reference for both students and RIM professionals for many years to come." The new second edition cements this work's status as an up-to-date classic, its content updated and expanded to address emerging technologies, most notably blockchain, and evolving standards and practices. Inside, Franks presents complete coverage of the records and information lifecycle model, encompassing paper, electronic (databases, office suites, email), and new media records (blogs, chat messages, and software as a service). Informed by an advisory board of experts in the field and with contributions by noted authorities, the text addresses such key topics as
- the origins and development of records and information;
- the discipline of information governance and developing a strategic records management plan;
- creation/capture and classification;
- retention strategies, inactive records management, archives, and long-term preservation;
- access, storage, and retrieval;
- electronic records and electronic records management systems;
- the latest on rapidly evolving technologies such as web records, social media, and mobile devices;
- vital records, disaster preparedness and recovery, and business continuity;
- monitoring, auditing, and risk management; and
- education and training.
This book's authoritative blend of theory and practice makes it a matchless resource for everyone in the archives and records management field. Instructor/trainer extras include a set of ready-to-go, customizable PowerPoint slides to accompany the text.