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What are the specific skills employers today are looking for in both traditional and non-traditional LIS positions? What knowledge and experiences are prominent in current job listing requirements? And what opportunities are available to students to gain these skills -- both within and outside the curriculum? Dr. Sandra Hirsh spoke to SJSU ASIS&T about maximizing experiences at SJSU SLIS to attain the essential skills and knowledge being sought after by today's employers. Dr. Hirsh shared tips on matching courses and pathways to current job listing requirements, and discussed the use of internships and extracurricular activities to build a competitive edge by enhancing your skillset and knowledge beyond the curriculum. A Q&A session followed.
Information Science, Library Science, Information Technology, Career Development
Library and Information Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Hirsh, S. (2014). Faculty Speaker: From the Employer's Viewpoint. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/6