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Important News and Tips: Highlights from the Spring 2016 Director’s Forum

Published: April 13, 2016

Every semester iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh holds a Director’s Forum for students. All students at the SJSU School of Information are invited and receive emails notifying them of the date and time of the forum, as well as encouraging them to submit questions in advance to Dr. Hirsh that can be answered at the end of the hour-long Collaborate session.

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A Day in the Life of California State Librarian Greg Lucas

Published: February 17, 2016

Ever wonder how other students work a job, feed a family, walk a dog, answer discussion questions, manage to have clean clothes to wear (ahem, most days), and put together a PowerPoint presentation—all without losing their marbles or their reading notes? This post is part of a series giving you a microscopic view of how students manage their lives and their coursework at the iSchool and a better feeling for who your classmates are—people just like you.

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See the Bigger Picture — The iSchool as Part of SJSU’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)

Published: February 3, 2016

You’re taking courses at the iSchool, but on your Canvas site and the website—even your future diploma—it says San Jose State University. To many online students, this is just some remote idea of a large university in a booming California city. How can you connect with San Jose State while working on your graduate degree?

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Links to Your Best Resources as You Start the SJSU iSchool

Published: January 20, 2016

The spring semester is about to begin, and whether you’re brand new to the iSchool, checking it out as you decide to take the leap into graduate school, or in the middle of your coursework, there is a whole slew of resources available to help you plan your program, focus your studies, help you with the tech side of online learning, and give you an in-depth look at some of the courses and opportunities available through SJSU’s School of Information.

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A Day in the Life of Student Alison Peters

Published: December 16, 2015

Ever wonder how other students work a job, feed a family, walk a dog, answer discussion questions, manage to have clean clothes to wear (ahem, most days), and put together a PowerPoint presentation—all without losing their marbles or their reading notes? This post is part of a series giving you a microscopic view of how students manage their lives and their coursework at the iSchool and a better feeling for who your classmates are—people just like you.

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What to Expect in INFO 203—Your First Class and the Keys to Success at the iSchool

Published: July 29, 2015

I took LIBR 203 a while ago, before Canvas and before it was even INFO 203. Feeling sort of behind the times, I asked the iSchool’s Director of Online Learning Debbie Faires about the changes that have been made since my time. Not only did she answer my questions, but she invited me to join the practice class! Wahoo! I get to learn about learning at the iSchool all over again and I can get with the current program.

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Get the Most of Your Professional Conference Experience

Published: June 9, 2015

‘Tis the season for professional conferences—the Special Library Association Conference will be held June 14–16, 2015, in Boston, and the ‘Tis the season for professional conferences—the Special Library Association Conference will be held June 14–16, 2015, in Boston, and the American Library Association will hold their conference in San Francisco June 25–30.