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Day in the Life of iSchool Student – Rosa Conrad

Published: July 3, 2019 by Havilah Steinman

Hot off the presses, it’s the latest edition of our Day in the Life of an iSchool Student series! Today we’ll be introduced to Rosa Conrad, library services specialist at California State University San Marcos. With an expected graduation in spring 2021, Conrad juggles school, a full-time job, and being a mom with fantastic skill.

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Virtual Coffee Chat with Director Dr. Hirsh

Published: April 5, 2019 by Havilah Steinman

Once a semester iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh takes time out of her busy schedule to chat with students. She updates the student community about the school, answers questions and also asks attending students questions of her own. As a new student, this chat offers a great way to get acclimated on what the school is about, and also to get important questions answered! I have shared highlights with you below, and the recording has been distributed internally, so check your email inboxes for that. 

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Day in the Life of iSchool Student – Amy Wallace

Published: February 19, 2019 by Havilah Steinman

Our next Day in the Life series installment is here! Meet Amy Wallace, soon-to-be MLIS iSchool graduate! She is the head librarian at Bethany Christian Schools and hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Some of her favorite classes she completed while studying at the iSchool include Interpersonal Communication Skills, Marketing of Information Products and Reference Information Services. Wallace shared, “These classes really helped me to expand my idea of what it takes to be a librarian, as well as grow my confidence in my work. I know that these courses, specifically, have done a great deal to prepare me for my career.”

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Looking Back On Spring 2018

Published: May 29, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

Time flies when you’re in graduate school! It seems like just yesterday I was writing my reflections on Fall 2017. This was my last spring semester in the program as I plan on graduating at the end of the year, so it was a special one! I completed an internship and took a variety of one and two unit classes, as well as continued writing for this blog. Here’s some of the highlights of last semester in case you missed them:

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Ready? Set? Graduate!

Published: May 14, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

Congrats to all the grads! A master’s degree is a huge accomplishment that you should be very proud of. I’m sure you’re eager to celebrate and your friends and family will want to recognize you too. Whether you go the traditional route and attend a graduation ceremony in-person or you participate in convocation online, be sure to make it memorable. You deserve to be acknowledged and have some fun. Here’s some ideas for different ways you can celebrate:

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Get Set For Summer

Published: May 7, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

I think it’s safe to say we’re all excited for summer: sun, beaches, barbeques and flip flops are on the horizon! With deadlines fast approaching to wrap up the semester you might not be thinking ahead just yet (other than dreaming of some much needed rest) but if you can find some time, you’ll reap the benefits of planning out your summer in advance. In this article, I share insights from current iSchool students on how to make the most of summer. While you should definitely enjoy some downtime by the pool, there are also opportunities you can seek out to bolster your resume and enhance your education before fall semester begins.

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A Day In The Life Of An San José State University School of Information Student

Published: April 16, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

Are you worried you won’t be able to keep up with the demands of work, life, family and now school? Are you a current student struggling to get your course work done on time alongside cooking dinner, walking the dog and showing up to your day job? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We all have responsibilities other than school and it can be a serious juggling act at times. But it is totally doable, and at the end of it, you’ll have a qualification to be proud of that could change your life.

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Library 2.018 Design Thinking Conference Recap

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Gain insights from the Library 2.0 virtual conference, “Design Thinking,” held on March 8.

Over 5,500 people registered for the first Library 2.0 virtual conference of the year. “Design Thinking: How Librarians are Incorporating it into their Practice” was held online and for free on March 8.

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Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

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Helpful tips for setting goals and achieving them to make 2018 great.

Happy new year and welcome to 2018! It’s the perfect time to lock in your new year’s resolutions and set some goals for the year ahead.

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Looking Back on Fall 2017

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Take a trip down memory lane with me as I look back on fall 2017 at the iSchool.

As the fall semester of 2017 winds down, join me in reflecting on what a semester it has been! I’m guilty of always looking forward and thinking about the next thing, so I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on the accomplishments and events that made fall 2017 so great.

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Four Reasons to be Thankful as an iSchool Student

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Happy Thanksgiving! I share the reasons why I’m thankful to be a student at the SJSU School of Information.

I hope you are all winding down for Thanksgiving and looking forward to food, family and football! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the reasons why I’m thankful to be a student at the SJSU iSchool, especially as I head into my final year.

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Thoughts and Inspiration on Work and Life: A Chat with iSchool Director Sandy Hirsh

Published: August 13, 2017

Well folks, it’s down to my penultimate post here at the SJSU School of Information’s iStudent Blog and I’ve been reflecting a lot about my six years at the iSchool and the last three as the lead writer for this blog. I wanted to share some of my thoughts and reflections with someone who gets it: iSchool Director Sandy Hirsh.

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Be Social! Connect With the SJSU iSchool Through a Variety of Social Media Platforms

Published: August 3, 2017

Being in an online graduate program isn’t all about research and writing papers, listening to lectures and posting on discussion forums. It is that, but there is also a large community of SJSU iSchool students just waiting to get to know you.  As a budding library and information science professional, you should know how to get to information through your fingertips via iSchool social media. Whatever your pace and social media style, there’s a lot to choose from.