San Jose Gateway PhD Program Grad Aims to Advance Librarian/Faculty


Tina Inzerilla's new title of Doctor of Philosophy became official in
January 2013, when she eagerly received notice that her doctoral
dissertation was approved. She is the latest student to complete the San
Jose Gateway PhD Program, a partnership between the San Jose State
University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) and
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), one of Australia's top research


A 2005 graduate of the SJSU School of Library and Information Science's
Master of Library and Information Science
s>  (MLIS) program, Inzerilla
ent-profiles/tina-inzerilla>  works as an instructional and reference
librarian at Las Positas College, a community college in Livermore, Calif. 


Inzerilla said her research for her dissertation, titled "Community College
Faculty's Teaching Social Networks and their Implications for Librarians,"
used both social network analysis and "semi-structured" interviews.


"My thesis was a step forward in advancing librarians in their efforts to
collaborate with faculty," she said. "The research discovered the
influencers on faculty's teaching social networks, the benefits and
challenges of collaboration, and provided insights into ways librarians may
be a more integral part of faculty's teaching social networks."


Inzerilla's future plans include publishing articles and possibly a book
based on her dissertation.


Dr. David Loertscher
hd-students/research/dr-david-loertscher>  served as her San Jose State
University faculty supervisor for her doctoral work.


Inzerilla is the fourth person to earn a doctorate through the San Jose
Gateway PhD Program
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admitted its first students in 2008. The first three students
d-program-alum-pursue-careers-academia>  graduated from the program in 2012.


Using a distance education model, the program serves students who work part
time or full time while earning their PhD degrees. They receive guidance and
one-on-one mentoring from both SJSU SLIS and QUT faculty.


Applications for admission in Fall 2013 are currently being accepted. The
first application deadline
is March 22, 2013. 


For more information about the international doctoral degree program, please


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. SJSU
SLIS is a recognized leader in online learning
<>  and
is a member of the Sloan Consortium. Let the learning begin: <>