Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Free Webinars 


Join leading experts and innovators for all new webinars produced by the
School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. The
spring semester lineup will cover topics such as virtual worlds, academic
librarianship career trends, digital preservation best practices, social
media records management, and many more. 


The SJSU SLIS Colloquia <>  are
free to attend and open to the public. They are held live via web
conferencing and recorded for viewing on-demand. Advanced registration is
not required. Here's a snapshot of what's coming up this month:


*	Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Looking Back on the
Preserving Virtual Worlds' Projects [Virtual Worlds Guest Lecture] 

Henry Lowood of Stanford University Libraries will discuss the outcome of
the virtual worlds' interdisciplinary and multi-university projects that
began in 2006 and concluded recently. The goal of the projects was to clear
a path for work on the preservation of virtual worlds, digital games, and
interactive fiction. This presentation will be held in Second Life.

Join Live Session:


*	Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time - Academic
Librarianship: Current Trends and Opportunities [Career Webinar]

Join three experienced academic library department heads from the University
of California, Davis, for this presentation as part of our career
development resources <> . You'll
learn about new skills academic library employers are seeking, how work
roles are changing, and how you can best market yourself for positions.

Join Live Session:


*	Tuesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - Digital
Preservation for the Rest of Us: What's In It for Librarians and Library

Guest speaker Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS
Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital
preservation into libraries. Mr. Gust will introduce you to digital
preservation systems, discuss preservation strategies and pitfalls, and show
you how to give library users access to preserved content.

Join Live Session:


*	Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time - The Next Major
Challenge in Records Management is Already Here: Social Media [MARA Guest

In this session, Anil Chawla, founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, will lead
you on an exploration of the impact of social media on records management
and e-discovery. He will examine a variety of approaches taken by
organizations to address the challenges of managing social media records. 

Join Live Session:


Please visit the Spring Semester 2013 Colloquia
<>  web page to
view the full schedule of upcoming online seminars, including presentation
abstracts, speaker biographies, and links to the live sessions and recorded


The presentations are conveniently held online via the web conferencing
program BlackBoard Collaborate. If you are unfamiliar with Collaborate, a
tutorial is available, as well as a Quick Reference Guide. (Please see Guide
to Using Collaborate
aborate/blackboard-collaborate-web-conferencing> .)


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The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
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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: <>