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SJSU School of Information Overview -- Sept 2017 Presentation


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The School of Information at San Jose State University held an open house in San Jose, CA on September 18, 2017. During the presentation, iSchool Director Sandra Hirsh covered why future students should choose the iSchool for the next step in their learning journey. These slides highlight the various programs offered and unique benefits for students.

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SJSU School of Information Overview -- Sept 2017 Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to the iSchool — Information Session
  2. 2. Agenda About SJSU School of Information Program Overview Why the iSchool? Online Learning Opportunities for Students Q & A
  3. 3. About the SJSU iSchool Accredited by: • American Library Association (ALA) • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Winner of multiple Online Learning Consortium awards
  4. 4. 4 48 States & 17 Countries Vibrant Global Community
  5. 5. iSchool Programs Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) / Teacher Librarian Services Credential Program Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science Open Classes (master’s-level courses for college credit) San José Gateway PhD Program
  6. 6. MLIS Degree: Program Snapshot 43 units: 16 units required; 27 units of electives 14 career pathways, including data science, youth librarianship, leadership and management 100% online Culminating experience: ePortfolio or Thesis Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+ GPA) in any discipline Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall admits) • Spring 2018 applications accepted through November 1, 2017 (Regular Session) Contact: Dr. Linda Main “The strength of the MLIS program lies in its variety, its rigor, and the fact that it prepares you to pursue what you’re most interested in. I came out of the program with the confidence to tackle anything.” – Nancy Andrus, MLIS Graduate
  7. 7. Customize Your Degree Action Research Big Data Analytics and Management Children and Information Technology Cybersecurity Digital Assets Management Digital Humanities Drupal and Content Management Systems Embedded Librarians Evaluating Programs and Services Gaming Genealogy Film & Media Graphic Novels Information Visualization Information Literacy & Learning And many more emerging trends: Scratch, XML, PHP / MySQL, Design Thinking, Makerspaces
  8. 8. What can you do with an MLIS degree? Web Developer Technology Trainer Knowledge Infrastructure Librarian – VIDEO Librarian – VIDEO (Public Service), VIDEO (County) Database Designer Cataloger Digital Assets Manager - VIDEO Museum Curator - VIDEO Information Architect Archivist Teacher Librarian Literacy Specialist Knowledge Manager Information Broker Emerging Services Librarian Director of Digital Content Youth Librarian - VIDEO Metadata Librarian Outreach Librarian Innovations Manager – VIDEO “It was an obvious choice to hire someone from SJSU who has been groomed for library leadership in rethinking information and library innovation.” – Dr. Leslie Garguilo, Ashworth College
  9. 9. Teacher Librarian: Program Snapshot 31 units 100% online courses Capstone experience: School Library Fieldwork Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+ GPA), Clear Professional Teaching Credential Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall admits) • Spring 2018 applications accepted through November 1, 2017 (Regular Session) Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Harlan Teacher Librarian students can get both the TL Credential + MLIS degree by taking additional course work: - 9 units (electives) - ePortfolio
  10. 10. MARA Degree: Program Snapshot 42 units 100% online Culminating experience: ePortfolio Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+ GPA) in any discipline Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall admits) • Spring 2018 applications accepted through December 1, 2017 (Special Session) Contact: Dr. Lisa Daulby 100% of graduates surveyed said they would recommend the MARA program. – May 2017 Exit Survey
  11. 11. What can you do with a MARA degree? Provide guidance, analysis, procedures, training and solutions on all records and information management issues. Research and monitor legal, regulatory and industry-specific compliance requirements and identify areas of focus for improvement. Work with security, legal compliance, risk management and IT to address risks identified. Partner with IT on strategies and operations related to data lifecycle management and electronic record requirements. Develop and ensure the long term preservation, organization, distribution and retrieval of digitized, born-digital, and traditional institutional assets. “The SJSU MARA program assisted me in advancing my career. It was an extremely flexible program that allowed me to complete my degree while I was working.” – Robert McLauchlin, MARA Graduate
  12. 12. MARA graduates are prepared for careers as: Records and Archives Managers - VIDEO Compliance Analysts Corporate Archivists Data Curators Digital Asset Managers Electronic Records Managers Enterprise Content Management Specialists Information Governance Analysts
  13. 13. Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services: Program Snapshot 9 units, 3 career pathways 100% online Admissions Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (3.0+ GPA) Application Deadlines (Fall and Spring Admits) • Spring 2018: Applications accepted through December 1, 2017 MLIS/MARA students may obtain both the certificate and the master’s degree using the same classes (Available in Special Session only) Contact: Dr. Linda Main
  14. 14. Post-Master’s Certificate: Program Snapshot 16 units, 7 career pathways 100% online Admissions Criteria: Master’s degree in any discipline (3.0+ GPA) Application Deadlines (Spring and Fall admits) • Spring 2018 Deadline: December 1, 2017 Contact: Dr. Linda Main
  15. 15. Open Classes: Program Snapshot 100% online Elective courses available on space available basis Admissions Criteria: Bachelor’s degree or higher (3.0+ GPA) Courses are for college credit and can be transferred into our master’s programs Available Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions Contact: Dr. Linda Main
  16. 16. San José Gateway PhD: Program Snapshot Program characteristics: • Research focused; individually tailored program for each student • Exceptional faculty; students receive support from both SJSU and QUT teams • No course work required; part-time students • 4 - 6 years average expected completion time • Mostly online (one 1-week residency in San Jose, CA required every year in early August) Applications accepted once a year • 2018 Application Deadline: early January 2018 Contact: Dr. Virginia Tucker Offered in partnership with Queensland University of Technology
  17. 17. Why the SJSU iSchool? Quality • Accredited programs • “Outstanding Online Program” • Award-winning faculty (experts in online teaching) • Program performance • Introductory technology course for a strong start • Variety of curriculum • Student exposure to new technologies Flexibility Cost “Everything is online. You can do it whether you’re in Washington or Florida or California, and you have the support to actually get you through the program.” – Nikolay Zherebnenkov, MARA Graduate
  18. 18. Why the SJSU iSchool? Quality Flexibility • Location • Self-Paced: Study part time or full time • Ability to vary course load each semester • Times of day (or night) • Variety of online class formats Cost “The faculty was excellent. I still, to this day, several years out from graduation, count a number of them as friends or mentors, and that’s been hugely valuable to me in helping me choose between multiple job offers.” – Elizabeth Borghi, MLIS Graduate
  19. 19. Why the SJSU iSchool? Quality Flexibility Cost • Scholarships • Research Assistant Opportunities “This online program makes it possible for someone with a busy life to still find a way to study LIS, and also offers so many course options that it is easy to tailor to your interests. It is also nice that it doesn’t break the bank.” – 2017 MLIS Graduate
  20. 20. Selected iSchool Scholarships Director’s Scholarship for Excellence • New MLIS and MARA students admitted for Spring 2018 are eligible • $1,000 to five students • Minimum GPA 3.2; Create an infographic /digital poster Special Session Program Scholarships • New scholarship program starting Spring 2018 – more details will be announced soon • MARA students eligible • $1,422 (equivalent to a 3-unit course)
  21. 21. What Does 100% Online Look Like? Everyone is online – students and faculty Course work and instruction designed for online learning Virtual support teams for career counseling, library services, technology issues, and advising Rich online learning environment and technology
  22. 22. Communication is both Asynchronous & Synchronous Asynchronous • Discussion Forums • Video Messaging • Email • Learning Management System (Canvas) • Lecture Capture (Panopto) Synchronous • Web Conferencing (Zoom, Collaborate) • VoIP (Skype, Google+, etc.) • Virtual Worlds (Second Life)
  23. 23. What kinds of opportunities are available to online students?
  24. 24. Prepare For Your Future Career Career blog Career webinars Career development resources (cover letters, resumes, interviews, job search tips, etc.) Dedicated career consultant Digital career newsletters Career center membership post graduation ePortfolio as job portfolio Alumni Career Spotlights (informational interviews) And more!
  25. 25. Gain Practical Experience Internships (on site and virtual) Research Assistantships Peer Mentors
  26. 26. Develop Your Professional Network Award-winning professional association student chapters iSchool free conference receptions Professional association memberships Joint student/alumni association (iSchoolConnext) Free One-Year Association Memberships to: • ALA – American Library Association • SLA – Special Libraries Association • ASIS&T – Association for Information Science & Technology • SAA – Society of American Archivists
  27. 27. Publish Student Research iSchool has its own Student Research Journal Peer-reviewed publication Promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the fields of library and information science, archives and records management, and museum studies
  28. 28. Pursue Lifelong Learning / Professional Development Opportunities Library 2.0 Virtual Conference Series • Free to Attend • No Travel • “Makerspaces” on October 11, 2017, from noon – 3 p.m. Pacific Webinars • LIS Trending Topics • MARA Guest Lectures • Career Development
  29. 29. Questions?
  30. 30. Thank You for Attending! Dr. Sandy Hirsh, Professor and Director Facebook: Twitter: YouTube: Pinterest: Instagram: Website: