Introducing: ASIS&T Student Chapter

Today I’d like to introduce you to SJSU’s student chapter of The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). If you’re a student with varied interests within the world of library and information science, your fellow classmates want to connect!

What’s your name, and what role do you play in the organization?
My name is Tamarack Hockin, and I’m the current Chair for the SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter. This is my second year with the chapter, having been Social Media Coordinator last year.

Can you tell us a little bit about the organization?
ASIS&T is The Association for Information Science & Technology, which I think is pretty descriptive of the focus and content of the association. There is a prominent research focus, and this is perhaps most evident in the association’s journal, JASIS&T, and the free (yes, free) webinars that are available to members. Since joining ASIS&T last year, I’ve tuned in for sessions on metadata schema, text-mining, and content strategy. There is also an active focus on digital libraries and the humanities.

More locally, within the student chapter, I’ve been so pleased to find we connect quite well, and there is a lot of commonality with which courses our executive members have taken. We don’t all have the exact same focus, but there does seem to be a lot of overlap. This especially comes up at our end of semester social events—where we get together and swap notes on which courses we’ve taken, are planning to take, and recommend. It’s really helped me choose my classes more strategically, and to know what to expect.

To read more, see the full post on the SJSU iSchool Career Blog

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