SJSU School of Library & Information Science
Professional Development for
Information Professionals
Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Prof...
2
Agenda
•  Expanding New Opportunities for LIS
Professionals – Essential Skills for Success
•  Investing in Your Future:
...
3
Expanding Opportunities
for LIS Professionals:
Essentials Skills for Career Success
4
Essential LIS Skills:
Results of SLIS’s Employer Survey
•  Technological skills
•  Project management skills
•  Marketin...
5
•  Reference skills
•  Networks, metadata, digital assets, database
management, website development
•  Management-level ...
6
“Technical or technological skills have
always been important elements for
long-term career success, but growing
your so...
7
•  Strategic knowledge and advantage
•  Results driven problem solving
•  Research and analysis
•  Competitive intellige...
8
•  Marketing and Sales
•  People management
•  Public speaking and presentations
•  Decision making
•  Financial and bud...
9
Invest in your Future!
Professional Development
Opportunities for LIS Professionals
10
Post-Master’s Certificate
Offering 7 Exciting Career Pathways
•  Digital Archives & Records Management
•  Digital Servi...
11
Student Perspective
“There is a growing need for librarians
to expand their advocacy and
leadership skills, and to stri...
12
San Jose Gateway PhD Program
•  Research focused
•  Individually tailored program for each
student
•  International set...
13
NEW! i.School Open Classes
•  Professional development opportunities for
future and current information professionals
•...
14
Customize Your Learning Experience
Action Research
Award Winning YA Titles
Children and Information Technology
Consumer...
15
Courses Offered Summer 2014
16
Courses Offered Summer 2014
And more!
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/colloquium-series-1
SLIS Colloquia Events and Recordings
18
MOOCs for Professional Development
•  All coursework is completed online
•  Enrollees can live anywhere
•  No applicati...
19
Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences
Access Free Online Presentations
Library 2.011 – Library 2.012 – Library 2013
•  Availa...
20
Why Choose SJSU’s
School of Information &
Library Science?
21
48 States &
17 Countries
Students
Around
the World
22
What Does 100% Online Look Like?
•  Everyone is online – students and faculty
•  Coursework and instruction designed fo...
23
Communication is Both
Asynchronous & Synchronous
Asynchronous
•  Discussion Forums
•  Video Messaging
•  Email
Synchron...
24
SLIS offers a
variety of
Professional
Development
opportunities
that are…
ü  100% Online
ü  Convenient
ü  Attainable...
25
Questions?
26
Thank you for attending!
Dr. Sandy Hirsh, Professor and Director
sandy.hirsh@sjsu.edu
Facebook: facebook.com/sjsuslis
T...
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This presentation highlights the numerous professional development and continuing education opportunities for information professionals offered at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.

The school’s director, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, reviews the skillsets today’s employers seek in applicants, discusses the growing need to re-tool and update skills, and addresses why information professionals should choose the SJSU information school for their career development needs.

Professional development opportunities highlighted include a fully online Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science program that features seven career pathways, fully online graduate-level courses open to everyone, virtual colloquium presentations (FREE online seminars), and MOOCs (FREE online courses), and more!

This presentation was originally given on March 25, 2014, during a virtual meeting of corporate librarians.

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  1. 1. SJSU School of Library & Information Science Professional Development for Information Professionals Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
  2. 2. 2 Agenda •  Expanding New Opportunities for LIS Professionals – Essential Skills for Success •  Investing in Your Future: Professional Development Opportunities for LIS Professionals •  Why Choose SJSU’s School of Library & Information Science for your Career Development Needs •  Questions and Answers
  3. 3. 3 Expanding Opportunities for LIS Professionals: Essentials Skills for Career Success
  4. 4. 4 Essential LIS Skills: Results of SLIS’s Employer Survey •  Technological skills •  Project management skills •  Marketing and advocacy skills •  Interpersonal and collaborative skills •  Ability to organize physical and digital items and collections •  Ability to create and deliver instructional programs •  Ability to facilitate the provision of information to various audiences
  5. 5. 5 •  Reference skills •  Networks, metadata, digital assets, database management, website development •  Management-level positions •  Statistics/analysis skills •  Teaching/instruction •  Knowledge of emerging trends/technologies •  Digitization projects, integrated library systems and others http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/ publications/emerging-career- trends-information-professionals- snapshot-job-titles Top Employer-Requested LIS Skills and Knowledge
  6. 6. 6 “Technical or technological skills have always been important elements for long-term career success, but growing your soft skills – such as management, interpersonal relations, listening, influencing skills, and empathy – can make the difference between a competent professional and a great leader.” (Stephen Abram, 2013)
  7. 7. 7 •  Strategic knowledge and advantage •  Results driven problem solving •  Research and analysis •  Competitive intelligence •  Provide “value-added” solutions •  Thinking outside the box LIS Career Skills: Beyond Reference Services There’s a Pathway for that: Information Organization, Description, Analysis and Retrieval
  8. 8. 8 •  Marketing and Sales •  People management •  Public speaking and presentations •  Decision making •  Financial and budget management •  Meeting and event planning •  Project management LIS Career Skills: Managerial Skills There’s a Pathway for that: Leadership and Management
  9. 9. 9 Invest in your Future! Professional Development Opportunities for LIS Professionals
  10. 10. 10 Post-Master’s Certificate Offering 7 Exciting Career Pathways •  Digital Archives & Records Management •  Digital Services & Emerging Technologies •  Digital Curation •  Information Intermediation & Instruction •  Leadership and Management •  Web Programming and Information Architecture •  Youth Services
  11. 11. 11 Student Perspective “There is a growing need for librarians to expand their advocacy and leadership skills, and to strive for long-term relationship building with decision-makers,” said Thomas Knutson, who earned his MLIS 15 years ago at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The fully online delivery model of the certificate program has worked well for Knutson. “Communicating and collaborating online creates an interesting dynamic, particularly in group work. You have to be organized and prepared with the information you put forward, but this ultimately leads to stronger team-building.” Thomas Knutson Youth Services Coordinator at Saskatoon Public Library in Saskatchewan, Canada
  12. 12. 12 San Jose Gateway PhD Program •  Research focused •  Individually tailored program for each student •  International setting •  Exceptional faculty support from both SJSU and QUT teams •  No course work required
  13. 13. 13 NEW! i.School Open Classes •  Professional development opportunities for future and current information professionals •  Enroll in graduate-level courses •  Earn college credit •  No course pre-requisites •  Interact with students and faculty in SLIS”s MLIS, MARA, and post-MLIS certificate programs.
  14. 14. 14 Customize Your Learning Experience Action Research Award Winning YA Titles Children and Information Technology Consumer Health Librarianship Data Librarianship Digital Humanities Ethnography with a focus on technology Evaluating Programs and Services Library Services for Distance Learners Film & Media Infomatics Information Visualization Information Literacy Instruction Legal Resources Maps & GIS Medical Librarianship Music Informatics Music Librarianship Oral History Photographic Preservation Special Collections Services for Older Adults Patents PHP/MySOL Psychology of the Information User Publishing for the Profession Readers Advisory Resources &Services for Patrons with Disabilities Science & Technology Resources Storytelling The Hyperlinked Library Understanding Content Management Systems Virtual Services Web 2.0 XML Virtual Worlds Web and Social Media Analytics Web Search
  15. 15. 15 Courses Offered Summer 2014
  16. 16. 16 Courses Offered Summer 2014 And more!
  17. 17. http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/colloquium-series-1 SLIS Colloquia Events and Recordings
  18. 18. 18 MOOCs for Professional Development •  All coursework is completed online •  Enrollees can live anywhere •  No application or course fees •  Open to anyone •  Explore emerging trends •  Engage in a collaborative learning environment •  Earn a certificate of completion
  19. 19. 19 Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences Access Free Online Presentations Library 2.011 – Library 2.012 – Library 2013 •  Available online 24x7 •  Available in multiple languages •  More than 3 years of content Participate! Library 2.014 – October 8-9th •  Become a presenter •  Engage in live conference sessions •  Volunteer •  Participate in a learning community http://www.library20.com/
  20. 20. 20 Why Choose SJSU’s School of Information & Library Science?
  21. 21. 21 48 States & 17 Countries Students Around the World
  22. 22. 22 What Does 100% Online Look Like? •  Everyone is online – students and faculty •  Coursework and instruction designed for online learning •  Online access to faculty office hours, academic advising, and student support services •  Rich online learning environment and technology (Blackboard IM, Collaborate, D2L, Panopto) “Using these communication technologies in the learning environment was fun, and it was also part of my training as a real-world information professional.” Kate Tasker (Alumni)
  23. 23. 23 Communication is Both Asynchronous & Synchronous Asynchronous •  Discussion Forums •  Video Messaging •  Email Synchronous •  Web Conferencing (Collaborate) •  VoIP (Skype) •  Virtual Worlds (Second Life) •  Blackboard IM
  24. 24. 24 SLIS offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities that are… ü  100% Online ü  Convenient ü  Attainable ü  Customizable Why SLIS?
  25. 25. 25 Questions?
  26. 26. 26 Thank you for attending! Dr. Sandy Hirsh, Professor and Director sandy.hirsh@sjsu.edu Facebook: facebook.com/sjsuslis Twitter: twitter.com/sjsuslis Pinterest: pinterest.com/sjsuslis/ YouTube: youtube.com/user/sjsuslis Let the learning begin: slisweb.sjsu.edu
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