December 5, 2011
How do you get content quality under control when information resides among divergent work groups with their own rules? The lack of content quality is a competitive weakness and costly challenge for businesses with intellectual property. Content management can bring about accuracy, relevancy, consistency, and re-usability only when there is organizational conformity in rules, roles, and responsibilities. Lorraine Stein discusses how she uses her SJSU SLIS classes in the business world to instill content management processes and best practices in the workplace.
November 28, 2011
Career alternatives and variations in course selection within the MLIS degree will be discussed. If you’re trying to transition into the library world, but find yourself competing for jobs with more seasoned library professionals, there’s no reason why you should limit your job search to libraries (public or academic). There’s always a need for information professionals in every sector. It’s all up to you. Toni Rodriguez discusses possible non-traditional pathways for your career.
November 10, 2011
Library and information science professionals around the world are deep in the midst of implementing user-generated content and social Web applications. But what comes next? Predicting trends, advocating for needed information resources and smoothing their adoption may be the greatest challenge for library and information professionals moving forward. This talk explores a variety of perspectives from those who say they can define Web 3.0. It touches on futurism, forecasting emerging technology trends, and how to promote their appropriate adoption.
YouTube: How Usability Leads to Social Change (associated with the same event) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8GoQrDUuPw
Further information about the SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter World Usability Day Talk may be found on the World Usability Day website: http://www.worldusabilityday.org/sjsu-asist-student-chapter-world-usability-day-talk-how-will-we-define-web-30
Faculty Speaker: How Usability Leads to Social Change (Usability Scavenger Hunt)
November 9, 2011
In conjunction with World Usability Day, Dr. Jeremy Kemp proposed a team of SJSU students be entered to compete virtually in Portland, Oregon CHIFOO’s usability scavenger hunt contest. For more information about the scavenger hunt, see the following URL: http://www.chifoo.org/index.php/chifoo/events_detail/world_usability_day_2011/
The recording on November 9th, facilitated by Dr. Jeremy Kemp, organized the teams and kicked off the 24-hour scavenger hunt, which ended at 6pm the next day, November 10th. The teams also met after Dr. Kemp’s talk on November 10th from 7:30-8:00pm to share the results of the scavenger hunt with each other.
Meeting Speaker: Student Design Competition at 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Melissa Hunt Glickman
October 26, 2011
Melissa shares her experience participating in the Student Design Competition at the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Students (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) in any discipline attending the 2011 ASIS&T Annual Meeting were invited to participate in teams in an onsite design competition. Team members worked together for several days to come up with a solution to an assigned design problem. Melissa and her teammates WON the 2011 Student Design Competition.
Dr. Robert Ellett, Mary Ann Harlan, Dr. Geoffrey Liu, Dr. Jeremy Kemp
October 24, 2011
Dr. Robert Ellett, Mary Ann Harlan, Dr. Geoffrey Liu, and Dr. Jeremy Kemp attended the Annual Meeting in 2011 and spoke about their experiences and insights from the conference.
Dr. Judy Weedman
October 5, 2011
Dr. Weedman’s talk covers the various information environments in which she has worked over the course of her career, starting with her work in a public library before library school, and including school libraries, various special libraries, the information industry, and then eventually moving into her Ph.D. work and experience as a faculty member. Intermixed with these are her insights and perspectives on thesaurus design, journal indexing, and vocabulary design.
Meeting Speaker: Grant Management
September 28, 2011
Lauren shares her professional experiences as a grant writer and fundraiser within the non-profit sector.
Dr. Suellen Adams
September 22, 2011
Dr. Suellen Adams presented about her recent and continuing research on adult recreational athletes and how they find out what they need to know to succeed. The information environment of serious recreational athletes exists on three levels. These levels are the written, the human community and the self. On each level there are two layers of information sources, one formal and one informal.
September 14, 2011
Frank Florian’s workshop provides an introduction to screencasting, including why you would want to create a screencast and where to obtain screencasting tools. The presentation ends with a short demonstration in creating an actual screencast using two free online screencasting tools.
Student Workshop: What, you ask, is a release engineer?
August 31, 2011
Melissa Hunt Glickman
Melissa shares her professional experience as a build and release engineer in a software company and relates that experience to career paths within the field of library and information science.
February 20, 2011
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use research tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research resources whether full texts, web pages, images or other objects. Margaret Driscoll helps us explore the multiple uses of the citation organization tool Zotero, and learn new techniques to make your research more manageable.