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Looking for a Career in Public Libraries? The SJSU iSchool has the Inside Scoop with Career Webinars

Looking for a Career in Public Libraries? The SJSU iSchool has the Inside Scoop with Career Webinars

Published: May 10, 2017

If you’re just about to graduate and are looking for a career in public libraries, then not only do we have a lot in common, but we are both interested in what it takes to make ourselves stand out as an exceptional job candidate. Earlier this spring, Jesse Walker-Lanz, the Adult and Digital Services Administrator for the County Library of Los Angeles gave a presentation entitled “How to Interview & Find Career Success in Public Libraries.”

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Equipping Your Home Learning Environment for Success in the SJSU iSchool Online Graduate Program

Published: April 5, 2017

The SJSU School of Information is an exclusively online program, which means you can go to class anywhere with a properly equipped computer and a little know-how. You can go to school at your favorite café! You can catch up on coursework during your lunch hour and read discussion posts from your smartphone while waiting in line at the post office/bus stop/line at Starbucks (fill in the proverbial blank). So what does it mean exactly to have a computing environment properly equipped for grad school? Read on to learn how to proceed and succeed in the iSchool’s online program.

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Career Environments — the Wide World of Possibilities for Your Master’s Degree

Published: February 7, 2017

Have you been daydreaming of that perfect job, even while you’re trying to get into the groove of the SJSU iSchool’s new semester? I’m not that far from graduation, so I’ve not only been daydreaming, but polishing up resumes, posting applications and practicing for interviews. If you’re not quite sure where you’re going with this MLIS or MARA degree, or even if you’re in one of the SJSU School of Information’s certificate programs then pack your virtual bags and take a tour around the iSchool’s website.

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Continue to Learn Beyond the SJSU iSchool by Creating a Personal Learning Network

Published: February 1, 2017

One of the best things about the SJSU School of Information is that even while you’re learning in your pajamas and slippers, you’re not learning alone. Once you graduate, thanks to the skills you’ve acquired from the iSchool, you don’t stop learning, either. Through a variety of courses and resources, you can set up a personal learning network (hereafter referred to as a PLN).

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Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Published: January 11, 2017

On November 9, 2016, the SJSU School of Information offered a career webinar presentation by Sally Gore. During the presentation, entitled “Supply and Demand: Matching Your Skills to the Information Needs of Today”, Gore gave tips on how to inventory your skills and think about what exactly makes you qualified for a job as a librarian or information professional.

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Research Writing Advice from SJSU iSchool Experts

Published: November 16, 2016

As the semester is winding down (or is it winding up? I’ve got a lot of work to do!) many SJSU iSchool instructors require a big research paper as a final project. This can be a daunting proposition. Fear not, there is help! School of Information instructors and SJSU student publication editors have collaborated to provide you the best tips, advice and resources to make that final research paper a success.

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Your Best Sources of Advice for Graduate School — Featuring iSchool Faculty Experts

Published: August 25, 2016

SJSU’s School of Information faculty members are experts in their fields and hail from all over the United States and Canada. Just like you, they look forward to the beginning semester and want to get to know you, share their knowledge and expertise and challenge you to meet your full potential. To celebrate and get off to the right start, we asked some iSchool faculty to share their top tips for success in your graduate studies.

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SJSU iSchool’s New Advising Pages Help Students Customize Their Unique Path to Success

Published: June 1, 2016

The SJSU School of Information is excited to introduce its new Advising pages on the iSchool website. The website advising pages and Advising Portal are like a road map, trip planner and guidebook for your journey through grad school. New and current students alike now have direct access to advisors, Content Specialists and a whole bunch of planning tools to help them navigate their graduate school experience.