Self-Advocacy: Reflections on Our Fall 2022 theme

After a semester of conversations around self-advocacy, our Fall 2022 SJSU ALASC Chair Rachel Fleming reflected on all the events and conversations that she and the ALASC executive team had participated in. Self-Advocacy: Why & How  Ideally everyone should have a seat at the table, but realistically many people have to ask for a seat. In all probability many had…

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A Look Back at the Portland Book Festival

The Portland Book Festival Portland's first fully in-person book festival since the ~*you know*~ took place on a most perfect Oregon day. Hundreds of attendees lined up beneath placid gray skies on the lawn outside of the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues to receive their wristbands and maybe a cup of coffee from a vendor that was well-place inside…

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Did You Miss Our Evening with Dr. Ulia Gosart?

Self Advocacy with Dr. Ulia Gosart On November 3, 2022, ALASC virtually hosted iSchool Assistant Professor, Dr. Ulia Gosart, for a night to reflect on the semester’s theme of self-advocacy. To begin, however, the attendees had to decide how they would define the idea of self-advocacy as a temporary learning community. Definitions were offered anonymously through a Padlet and included…

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The Rise of the Library of Things Collection

The Rise of the Library of Things Collections     Traditionally, libraries have centered around books as the main materials in their collections. Lately, libraries have been branching outside of printed materials to include diverse types of materials and media to pertain to users’ changing information needs. Listed below are a few examples of materials that can be found in a…

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When Nobody Looks Like Me: Navigating Identity and Culture in a Corporate Journey

Notes from CPGE’s First Academic EDI Webinar This year, SJSU ALASC has decided to do something a little different. We’ve selected a theme to focus our events and discussions as we all slide a little closer towards the dreaded ePortfolio. This semester, we’re meditating on the theme of self-advocacy, which relates closely to Competency D (Apply the fundamental principles of…

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