Museums, Libraries, and Archives – Oh My! A Technological Perspective

Richard Hulser
Thursday, December 4, 2014

SJSU ASIS&T in collaboration with SJSU Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAASC) and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (LACASIS&T) welcomed Richard Hulser, Chief Librarian at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to speak. Hulser spoke about opportunities and challenges of working in a natural history museum and the various ways information management and library training are a great base for success.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ6bID11eiQ

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/43/

Guest Speaker: How the Hiring Process Really Works-An Insider’s Guide to Getting the Job

Beth Anderson Schuck and Samantha Leif
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SJSU ASIS&T was excited to have guest speakers Beth Anderson Schuck (College of Southern Nevada) and Samantha Leif (Colorado Department of Corrections) present a career development webinar that discussed preparing for applying and interviewing for library jobs and offer insight from the employer’s perspective.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVfxkKNNjZM

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/41

Faculty Speaker: Faculty Lightning Talks

Michelle Chen, Meredith Farkas, Johanna Tunon, Beth Wrenn-Estes, Lei Zhang
Monday, October 27, 2014

The SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter welcomed five SJSU iSchool faculty members who shared their latest research on technological topics in a fast-paced pecha kucha-style event. Dr. Michelle Chen discussed the ways in which librarians can use information visualization in order to use data services to provide better patron services. Ms. Meredith Farkas discussed the benefits of building a culture of assessment for academic libraries. Ms. Johanna Tunon examined the use of digital badges as an extrinsic method for evaluating the success of the information literacy efforts across the academic programs at Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Beth Wrenn-Estes addressed the ten latest research finds for youth services. Dr. Lei Zhang showed that functional units can be utilized to support finding, aggregating, and navigating information in a distributed information environment.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT16sQgcMe0

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/40

Guest Speaker: Open Access Academic

Mark Hahnel
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter welcomed Mark Hahnel, PhD, the Founder and CEO of figshare, to discuss open access, open science, data sharing, and their impact on academia and on research in general. From being mandated in the UK to the need to increase access to federally funded research in the US, and the overall success of open access mega-journals such as PLOS, open access has changed the face of scholarly communications in academia. Hahnel provided the pros and cons of each of these ideas and their disruptive business models, as well as highlighting examples where the norm has already changed and what that means for the future of scholarly work and academia.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiWXePnZ36Q

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/39

Guest Speaker: Much Ado about Ebooks and DDA

Michael Levine-Clark
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Michael Levine-Clark, the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at the University of Denver Libraries, discusses Ebooks and demand driven acquisitions (DDA) in academic libraries.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF1_MTyhRB4

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/2

Faculty Speaker: ePortfolio or Thesis-What’s Right for You?

Debra Hansen and Michelle Holschuh Simmons
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dr. Debbie Hansen and Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons spoke about their experiences working with students completing ePortfolios and theses at San Jose State University. They discussed what is involved with each type of project, the workflow and requirements, the pros and cons, best practices, and ways culminating experiences can be used after graduation.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4oi9F3jjUM

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/3

Faculty Speaker: The Hyperlinked Library MOOC: An Overview of Research and Findings (So Far)

Dr. Michael Stephen and Kyle M.L. Jones
April 16, 2014

This presentation explores the experiences and insights of LIS professionals who participated in “The Hyperlinked Library MOOC” offered by SLIS in 2013. Stephens and Jones shared highlights from their ongoing research project to evaluate and refine the MOOC. They discussed perceptions from participants related to the course design, provide insights into roles librarians can play in MOOCs, and the creation of new platforms for learning.

Faculty Speaker: Literacy, Learning, and Children’s Services

Beth Wrenn-Estes
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 

Beth Wrenn-Estes discussed the importance of understanding early childhood development and literacy skills and how important understanding ECL (Early Childhood Literacy) will be in programming and services in environments in public libraries.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WaH7FEvvvI

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/4

Faculty Speaker: Developing Your Technical Skills through Internship Experiences

Dr. Pat Franks  
April 2, 2014 

During this presentation, Dr. Franks presents some of the findings related to emerging jobs, including the knowledge and skills required, and explains how students can prepare for these types of jobs through an internship experience.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhbCItviJjA

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/5

Faculty Speaker: From the Employer’s Viewpoint

Dr. Sandra Hirsh
February 26, 2014 

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.

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIZrSyU-E2s

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/6

Workshop Speaker: How to Highlight your Technical and People Skills on your Resume and Cover Letter

Jill Klees
February 20, 2014

Jill Klees discusses the basics of crafting a well-developed resume, as well as some tips and examples of how to highlight technology skills on the job search resume and cover letter.

Faculty Speaker: Oral History: An Inside Look

Nancy MacKay
February 4, 2014 

Part of SJSU ASIS&T’s Faculty Primetime series, this presentation focuses on oral history and its technical specifics. MacKay provides an overview of oral history and its technical aspects, including methods for preserving community oral history projects, best practices in the field, and examples of oral history projects.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sz5werA-S8

ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/sjsuasist/7