Conducting research for a global health information project made student Heather Kartzinel more aware of the scope and reach information professionals can have.
When student Alison Peters read the spring 2013 call for students to participate in an independent study project, she was intrigued. Lecturer Laurie Putnam sought help developing the Library and Information Science (LIS) Publications Wiki, an interactive online tool that profiles hundreds of publications that students and information professionals can consider writing for and reading.
As a volunteer with the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by SJSU SLIS, student Lissette Gonzalez enjoyed connecting with information professionals worldwide
Gonzalez served as a “participatory learning guide” for the MOOC, which was offered for 12 weeks in fall 2013. She was one of 11 guides who acted as liaisons between the 400 MOOC participants and its instructors.