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:


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 presentations.


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.)


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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 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: