Updates from SJSU ALASC

Emerging Leaders at SJSU

Congratulations, Cybele! The SJSU ALASC is thrilled to learn that Cybele Kohel, one of our classmates and a fellow student leader with SJSU REFORMA, has been selected to participate in the ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program for 2023!  When we emailed our congratulations, Cybele admitted the announcement was unexpected. “When I filled out the forms I just thought I’d be a…

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Become the Ultimate Library Tourist and Study Abroad!

Welcome back, Melony! ALASC's very own blogging assistant, Melony DelReal, recently returned from a magical LIS-focused trip to Northern Ireland, thanks to a study abroad opportunity from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The opportunity was advertised through the iSchool iAlerts-- yet another reason why we should always be reading our emails! Melony recently shared her story with us…

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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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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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