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.
CIRI News & Events
Virginia Tucker, a full-time lecturer at SJSU SLIS, is the fifth individual to earn a doctorate through the San José Gateway PhD program. She received the good news in February 2013. Full story.
The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones, and it is free to attend. View conference session strands.
Tina Inzerilla completed the San José Gateway PhD program in January 2013. Her research focused on who influences faculty in their teaching and determining how librarians can be more integral to the teaching social networks of faculty. Full story.
The SLIS Student Research Journal (SRJ) editorial team published the latest issue of the SRJ in early 2013. Volume 2, Issue 2 is the largest issue, featuring works written by graduate students at SJSU SLIS and other universities. The articles are freely available online in PDF format at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol2/iss2/
The Catalyst Project (PI: Dr. Sandy Hirsh) brings together leaders from SJSU SLIS and other national partners to develop a unique post-MLIS residency model that will support efforts to integrate emerging technology into a variety of library settings. Following a year-long planning process, the team anticipates launching the new residency program in 2013.
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
Crisis information management: Roles for libraries in crises/disasters
June 4, 2013; 3:00 p.m.
Webinar 2013 Associates to the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (MCILP), University of Illinois
Presenter: Dr. Christine Hagar
Reference Librarians’ Adoption of Cloud Computing Technologies: An Exploratory Study
June 5, 2013
The 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
Presenter: Dr. Lili Luo
Location: Rome, Italy
Libraries Meeting Youth Needs: Service Transitions in the United States
June 12, 2013
Seventh International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Bernier
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Comments: SLIS's Dr. Anthony Bernier has been invited to deliver the keynote address for the Seventh International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults by South Korea’s National Library for Children and Young Adults in June 2013.
Dr. Bernier’s address, “Libraries Meeting Youth Needs: Service Transitions in the United States,” will characterize the broad and on-going shift in the U.S. from traditional library-centric youth services to the development and delivery of services better characterized as youth-centered which emphasize the horizontal integration of youth participation. The invitation was extended in anticipation of the publication of Dr. Bernier’s edited reader Transforming Young Adult Services: A Reader for Our Age (forthcoming this summer from Neal-Schumann-ALA Editions).
Use of Emerging Technologies in Reading Promotion in China’s Libraries
June 29, 2013
2013 ALA Annual Conference
Presenter: Dr. Lili Luo
Location: Chicago, IL Comments: SLIS visiting scholar Ms. Wenyi Ding and Dr. Lili Luo will be presenting how emerging technologies are used to support reading promotion in China, at the International Papers and Projects Session at ALA 2013.