CLA Conference Experience

The first week of June ushered in not only the start of the SJSU summer semester, but most excitingly, the beginning of the California Library Association (CLA) 2022 Conference!  As a first-time attendee of the CLA Conference, I was thrilled that the conference was to be held in my hometown of Sacramento, making navigation to, from, and around the conference…

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Hello Summer Library Programs!

Schools are out, splash pads are on, and community libraries everywhere are launching their summer reading programs! According to the ALA, summer reading programs began in the 1890s to develop the habit of reading and to forestall the “summer slide” in school children. Engaging urban youth was important to lessen the impact of economic disparity, which has only increased in…

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To Thesis or Not To Thesis?

. . . that is the question! Hi there! Melony here, and today I’m sharing with you what I have learned about one of our MLIS’s culminating experience options - the Thesis!  But before I begin, don’t forget to study the iSchool’s invaluable pages exploring, in greater and more authoritative detail, the e-Portfolio and Thesis options. The inception for this…

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Washington Library Association Conference 2022

WLA Conference Experience

It was a gray and rainy Friday in Bellevue, WA, when the Washington Library Association (WLA) held their annual conference in early May. And while people outside were wrapped in their raincoats, huddled under umbrellas, and trying to decide which of the 5 Starbucks in the area would be their best bet for a caffeine fix, the conference center was…

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Student Chapter of the Year

SJSU-ALASC Recognized as the Student Chapter of the Year The American Library Association Student Chapter (ALASC) at San José State University (SJSU) is honored to be recognized as the 2022 ALA Student Chapter of the Year by the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table (NMRT). Our chapter works hard to connect students in the iSchool community with relevant programs…