Student assistants engage in collaborative research and special projects with our faculty members.
The Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI) at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science fosters research in our field, aimed at generating exemplary new practices and innovative products to benefit a global audience. We invite you to explore CIRI and learn more about our projects and our partners. If you are interested in joining us on our research journey, we'd like to hear from you.
Please visit About CIRI for more details about our purpose, research, people, and partners. See below for news, events, a featured project, and a featured partner.
CIRI News & Events
Recently, Dr. Chris Hagar became a member of the Health Information For All (HIFA) 2012-2015 Working Challenge Group providing research support to the HIFA 2015 project mHealth Information For All 2015. The goal of mHealth Information For All 2015 is that: “ By 2015, at least one telecoms provider, in at least one country, will endorse the vision of Healthcare Information For All, and will provide free access to essential healthcare knowledge in the local language, pre loaded on all new mobile phones they may sell and freely downloadable to all those who already have a mobile phone.” Heather Kartzinel, a student in the MLIS program, worked with the Group in Fall 2013 as part of an independent study. For further information on the mHealth project see the concept note.
Each year, the students in the San Jose Gateway PhD Program attend two required residencies. The first takes place during the summer in San Jose, and the second is built around a conference relevant to their work. This year, students and faculty will be attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal during the first week of November.
Maria Otero-Boisvert, San Jose Gateway PhD student will present her poster "Funding the Academic Library: An Ethnography" at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) annual conference, Philadelphia, January 2014.
David Gray, a student in the San Jose State University Gateway Ph.D. Program, was awarded a $1600 research grant by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The grant was awarded to support research toward his dissertation, Traces of War in Iraq and Afghanistan: Personal Archives of U.S. Marines, 2001-2011.
Dr. Patricia C. Franks is among the first group of individuals to become a certified information governance professional by ARMA International. Full story: Dr. Franks Earns IGP Certification.
The SLIS Student Research Journal (SRJ) editorial team published the latest issue of the SRJ Volume 3, Issue 1. The articles are freely available online in PDF format at: scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol3/iss1/
The American Indian Library Association is partnering with SJSU SLIS on the Circle of Learning (PI: Jane Fisher) project to recruit and support American Indians and Alaska Natives who are interested in earning a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. Through an evaluation of Circle of Learning's unique blended approach of online curriculum delivery and face-to-face support, the team will expand understanding regarding how to address the challenges faced by distance learning students, especially students from a population traditionally more comfortable with face-to-face learning.
CIRI Upcoming Events