Workshops

Circle of Learning holds regular workshops to foster learning and support in our community. Workshops are held online via the web conferencing program Collaborate. Recordings are freely accessible; follow the links below to view recordings of past workshops.

March 21, 2013
Finding Your Career Path

Speaker: Jennifer R. O'Neal

workshop preview Jennifer R. O'Neal is member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and currently serves as the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon Special Collections and Archives, where she manages the University Archives collections, oversees the department’s instruction program, and serves as an advisor on tribal community projects. She previously served as the Head Archivist for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, where she oversaw the daily operations and management of the repository. Jennifer earned a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona, as part of the Knowledge River program, and a Masters in History from Utah State University. Her research interests include international indigenous activism, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights, digital humanities, and indigenous use of new media and technology.

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February 28, 2013
Researching Ourselves, Writing Our Research

Speaker: Arglenda Friday

workshop preview Arglenda Friday's primary research interests revolve around a wide range of issues pertaining to diversity and its treatment in library and information environments. She is also interested in issues affecting public and academic libraries, as well as special libraries - specifically those dealing with Consumer Law and Consumer Health/Medicine. Additionally, she is interested in collection management, development and diversification.

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November 7, 2012
Grant Seeking Strategies

Speaker: Lisa Valdez

workshop preview Lisa Valdez has more than two decades of proposal development experience in education and health care settings. She has developed successful grant applications on behalf of universities and non-profit organizations, including the School of Library and Information Science and the University Library at San José State University. Her funded grant applications include six awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) totaling nearly $3 million. Lisa's workshop will help you learn how to develop a grant seeking strategy for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions, including how to pursue grants from government agencies and the private sector. If you’re intimidated by the grant seeking process or wonder how to get started with grant seeking, this presentation will provide ideas and encouragement.

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October 10, 2012
IMLS Basic and Enhancement Grants

Speaker: Alison Freese

workshop preview Alison Freese is a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services with the Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant Programs. She has worked to help develop library and information services in Native American communities for 19 years. She discusses IMLS Basic and Enhancement Grants for Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services.

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September 12, 2012
Indigenous LIS Doctoral Studies

Speaker: Marissa Duarte

workshop preview Marisa Duarte, LIS doctoral student at the University of Washington iSchool and member of the Indigenous Information Research Group, speaks about her experiences leading up to her PhD, her research, and what it takes to make it in an LIS doctoral program.

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May 23, 2012
TLAM: Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Speakers: Janice Rice and Omar Poler

workshop preview Omar Poler and Janice Rice talk about the University of Wisconsin's Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums class and the Convening Culture Keepers Project.

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April 11, 2012
Careers Colloquia: Information Professional to Intelligence Analyst: Translating your LIS Skills

Speaker: Virginia Sanchez

workshop preview Join SLIS Careers Colloquia guest speaker Virginia Sanchez on a dynamic tour of her career progression leading up to her current position as a Reports Officer/Editor for the Department of Homeland Security. This presentation highlights the transferable skills needed to make the transition from librarian to intelligence analyst, as well as provides tips on preparing a resume, and yourself, for a career supporting law enforcement and military agencies using your LIS background.

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March 14, 2012
Circle of Learning Workshop - Job Spotlight

Speaker: David Hurley

workshop preview David Hurley, an American Indian Librarian's Association member and COL Professional Mentor, who has worked both at a small tribal library as well as a large public library discusses the differences and challenges in the work environments he has experienced, as well as what led to his current position as Digital Services Manager at Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries.

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February 15, 2012
Circle of Learning Workshop - Indigenous Matters in IFLA

Speaker: Dr. Loriene Roy

workshop preview Join Circle of Learning Advisor Dr. Loriene Roy, Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin and Honoring Generations Program Director for an informative presentation of issues in the international the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Special Interest Group (SIG) on Indigenous Matters. Dr. Roy is the convener of the group, and discusses the history of the SIG, its activities, and how to become involved (even if you're not a member of IFLA). She will also touches on the 2012 IFLA Presidential Programme Spring Meeting, "Indigenous Knowledge: Local Priorities, Global Contexts," to be held in April in Vancouver, BC.

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December 7, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop - Indigenous Cataloging Issues

Speaker: Kelly Webster

workshop preview Circle of Learning Advisor and Professional Mentor, Kelly Webster is Executive Director of the American Indian Library Association and Head, Metadata Services at University Libraries at Boston College. Webster provides an overview of current issues in cataloging and subject heading revision efforts and topics in indigenous knowledge management.

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June 2, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop - Student Social and Maneuvering through ALA

Speaker: Patty Wong

workshop preview Patty Wong, SJSU SLIS part-time faculty and County Librarian/Chief Archivist for Yolo County Library presents an informative guide to planning for and making the most of professional networking, educational and service opportunities at ALA Annual.

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May 19, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop - Tribal Librarian Q and A

Speaker: Janice Kowemy

workshop preview Join Janice Kowemy, Librarian/Director of the Laguna Public Library in New Mexico for a discussion of her career pathway from Library Assistant to tribal library director including her involvement in the Honoring Generations program, the many international conferences she has attended, partnerships and collaborations with other tribes and her involvement in library advocacy.

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May 5, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop - Talk Story

Speaker: Liana Juliano

workshop preview Circle of Learning Project Co-Director, Liana Juliano presents the development of the Talk Story program, a unique joint literacy initiative of the American Indian Library Association and Asian Pacific American Library Association.

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April 21, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop

Speaker: John Berry

workshop preview John Berry, Native American Studies Librarian at UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies Library discusses his career in academic librarianship. He is a part-time SLIS faculty member and is a past-president of American Indian Library Association.

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April 7, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop – California Tribal Libraries

Speaker: Susan Hanks

workshop preview Susan Hanks, a Circle of Learning Advisory Board member, and COL Professional Mentor shares her career path in library development services from the public library to the California Research Bureau and as a California State Library Programs Consultant working with tribal libraries. She discusses career opportunities and challenges in the California tribal field.

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March 24, 2011
Circle of Learning Workshop - Meet the Advisors

Speaker(s): Susan Hanks, David Ongley

workshop preview Meet Circle of Learning Advisors and Professional Mentors Susan Hanks and David Ongley for a discussion of current topics in tribal libraries and archives. Hanks is Library Programs Consultant for the California State Library and is a past-president of American Indian Library Association. Ongley is the Director of the Tuzzy Consortium Library, Ilisagvik College, in Barrow, Alaska and is a past-president of American Indian Library Association.

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March 3, 2011
Circle of Learning Online Open House

Speaker: Heather Devine

workshop preview Hosted by Circle of Learning Project Manager, Heather Devine, the COL Online Open House offered prospective applicants an overview of the application process and benefits of participation in the COL scholarship program, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about SJSU SLIS and the COL program.

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