Spring Colloquia Explore the Multi-Faceted LIS Field


The Spring semester at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science may be winding down, but the colloquium series is revving up with four all-new presentations scheduled during April. Not to mention, if you missed any of the live presentations featured this semester, you can still immerse yourself in the pool of knowledge by viewing the recorded webcasts.


The live presentations are about an hour long and held via the web conferencing platform Collaborate. Take an hour to invest in yourself, and join us for the upcoming colloquium presentations:


In this session, Dr. Anthony Bernier, associate professor at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, will discuss youth studies, examining "spatial equity" for young adults in libraries. He will share quantitative data recently collected as part of a three-year IMLS National Leadership grant.


LIS skills are extremely valuable and transferable to different career pathways and organizations. Learn how to effectively use your LIS background and highlight your LIS skills when applying for jobs, specifically in law enforcement and military agencies. Virginia Sanchez, reports officer/editor at the Department of Homeland Security, will provide job search tips including preparing a strong resume.


Every librarian will want to attend this presentation covering the importance of library design and architecture for favorable user experiences. Steve and Desta Krong of Krong Design Inc. will discuss some of the latest trends in library architecture and interior design including sustainability in design and operations, budget and scope considerations, furniture and lighting trends, and more! Whether you plan to update your space in the future or are currently in the midst of a remodel, this is a must-attend session!


·         Monday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific TimeAccess to Public Records: Tensions Between the Right-to-Know and the Protection of Privacy and the Role of Records Management in Addressing these Issues [MARA Colloquium]

Trevor Lewis of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration joins us for this special colloquium, specifically designed for records managers and archivists. In this session, Mr. Lewis will discuss the risks of retaining sensitive personal and business data and how to reduce those risks while managing an accelerating increase in the volume and range of public information. 


The online presentations are FREE, and everyone is invited to attend. Please visit the Spring Semester 2012 Colloquium Series for links to the live online sessions. If you cannot make the live sessions, recordings will be available on the website about a week after the scheduled events.


The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers the free colloquium series to foster enhanced learning and knowledge sharing amongst our faculty, alumni, students, and the professional communities we serve. For more information about the colloquium series, please email us at [log in to unmask]. Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends.


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 Jose Gateway PhD Program.