Free Online Seminars Look into the Future of LIS


The start of the spring semester at the nationally-ranked San Jose State
University School of Library and Information Science is upon us, and with it
brings all new online seminars for current and future informational
professionals. The free presentations begin January 31, with a look into the
future of reading. Here’s a glimpse at the presentations scheduled during
January and February:


·       January 31 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – The Future of Reading

Join Tom Peters, assistant dean for strategic technology initiatives at
Milner Library at Illinois State University in Normal, for an exploration
and discussion of the prospects and possibilities of reading, and how
libraries and librarians can enhance the reading experience. Tom will
address the influence of e-reading technologies.


·       February 8 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time – New Career Pathways for
Information Professionals [Career Colloquia]

Our Career Colloquia presentations are always popular, and this one is
especially exciting with Dr. Sandy Hirsh, professor and director of the
School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University,
presenting. Sandy will get you thinking about how your valuable LIS skill
sets can be applied to a variety of information environments, opening doors
to new career paths.


·       February 9 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Biblion: The Boundless

In this session, you’ll learn about a revolutionary iPad app that made rare
source materials accessible to the masses. Deanna Lee, vice president for
communications and marketing for The New York Public Library, will discuss
the app including how it was created and lessons learned. 


The online presentations are FREE, and everyone is invited to attend. Simply
visit the Spring Semester 2012 Colloquia Series
<>  web page
for links to the online sessions. If you can't make the time posted, you can
still view the presentations when most convenient for you. Links to webcasts
and podcasts of the Collaborate
presentations will be posted about a week after the scheduled events. Simply
visit the SLIS Colloquia Index
<> . Presentations will
be held throughout the semester, so be sure to check back often to see the
full schedule.


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offers free colloquia presentations to foster enhanced learning and
knowledge sharing amongst our faculty, alumni, students, and the
professional communities we serve. For more information about the colloquia
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The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
offers two fully online master’s degrees, a fully online certificate
program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science
(MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master’s
Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San José Gateway PhD
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