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School of Information Information Session Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director January 15, 2015

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School of Information

Information Session

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director

January 15, 2015

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Agenda

• About SJSU School of Information

• Program Overview

• Why SJSU?

• Online Learning

• Opportunities for Students

• Q & A

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About SJSU’s iSchool

• Accredited by the American Library

Association, NCATE, WASC

• Outstanding Online Program (Online

Learning Consortium, 2014)

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48 States & 17 Countries

Students

Around

the World

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Campus Photo Campus Photo

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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iSchool Programs

• MLIS (Master of Library and Information

Science; includes Teacher Librarian

program)

• MARA (Master of Archives and Records

Administration)

• Post-Master’s Certificate

• San José Gateway PhD Program

• Open Classes

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MLIS Degree: Program Snapshot

• 43 units

• 100% online

• 15 courses: 6 required; 9 electives

• Culminating experience: ePortfolio or Thesis

• Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+

GPA)

• Fall 2015 application deadline: 4/1 (Fall and

Spring admissions)

• MLIS Program contact: Dr. Linda Main

• Total cost: $20,382

“Given the current

trends in the field,

I think this degree

will give me a

competitive edge

over recent grads

who completed a

more traditional

MLIS program.”

MLIS graduate

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Teacher Librarian: Program Snapshot

• 31 units

• 100% online courses

• 11 courses

• Capstone experience: School Library Fieldwork

• Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+

GPA), Clear Professional Teaching Credential

• Fall 2015 application deadline: 4/1 (Fall and

Spring admissions)

• TL Program contact: Dr. Mary Ann Harlan

• Total cost: $14,694

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Exciting Pathways to Success Career Pathways:

Which One Will You Choose?

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Customize Your Degree

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

Informatics

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/MySQL

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

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What Can You Do with an MLIS Degree?

Librarian Technology trainer

Records manager Web developer

Database designer Cataloger

Digital assets manager Researcher

Information architect Archivist

Teacher librarian Literacy specialist

Knowledge manager Information broker

Emerging services librarian Director of digital content

E-librarian Metadata librarian

Outreach librarian Virtual services librarian

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Forecasts for Jobs Requiring a MLIS Degree

• 73% explicitly stated MLS or MLIS as a

requirement

• 32% of listings are tech-centered jobs

• 25% of listings require teaching/instruction

• 33% of listings are management-level jobs

• 32% of listings require reference skills

• 21% of listings require statistics/analysis

skills

San José State University iSchool offers the

curriculum and training to prepare its

graduates to meet ALL of these

qualifications!

“It was an obvious

choice to hire

someone from SJSU

SLIS who has been

groomed for library

leadership in

rethinking

information and

library innovation.”

Dr. Leslie Garguilo,

Ashworth College

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MARA Degree: Program Snapshot

• 42 units

• 100% online

• 14 courses: 11 required; 3 electives

• Culminating experience (all students): ePortfolio

• Admissions criteria: Bachelor’s degree (3.0+ GPA)

• Fall 2015 application deadline: 4/1 (Fall and Spring admissions)

• MARA Program Coordinator: Dr. Pat Franks

• Total cost: $19,908

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What Can You Do with a MARA Degree?

• Addresses the demand for highly skilled

information governance professionals

• Who have the education and experience

to solve increasingly complex

management challenges faced by many

organizations

• As their recordkeeping systems become

less efficient as a result of new

technologies, tools, laws, and

regulations.

“I believe the

MARA program will

give me a

competitive edge

in the records and

information

management

field.”

MARA graduate

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MARA Graduates Are

Prepared for Careers in:

• Corporate Archives

• Digital Asset Management

• Electronic Records Management

• Information Governance

• Cybersecurity

• Content Management

• Data Curation

• Public Records Management

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Post-Master’s Certificate: Program Snapshot

• 16 units

• 100% online

• Admissions Requirement: Master’s

degree in any discipline

• Fall 2015 admission deadlines: Opens

2/1, Closes 4/1 (Available Fall and

Spring)

• PMC Program Coordinator: Dr. Linda

Main

• Total cost: $7,584

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7 PMC Career Pathways

• Digital Archives & Records Management

• Digital Curation

• Digital Services & Emerging

Technologies

• Information Intermediation & Instruction

• Leadership and Management

• Web Programming and Information

Architecture

• Youth Services

“The online format

is very user-

friendly and fits

nicely into the

schedule of the

already-working

adult. If a student

would like to

freshen up their

skills, or choose a

completely

different career

trajectory, the

Post-Masters

Certificate can

definitely meet

these needs.”

PMC Graduate

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San Jose Gateway PhD: Program Snapshot

• Program characteristics:

• Research focused

• Individually tailored program for each student

• International setting

• Exceptional faculty support from both SJSU and QUT

teams

• No course work required

• Mostly online (one 1-week residency in San Jose,

CA required every year)

• Admissions: Fall only

• Gateway Program Assistant Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl

Stenstrom

• Annual cost: AUS $15,200 (2015)

Offered in

partnership with

Queensland

University of

Technology

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Open Classes: Program Snapshot

• 100% online

• Elective courses available on space

available basis

• Admissions Requirement: Bachelor’s

degree or higher

• Available Fall, Spring and Summer

Sessions

• Program Coordinator: Dr. Linda Main

• Total cost: $474 per unit

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Why SJSU?

• Quality

- ALA accredited

- “Outstanding Online Program” Award 2014

- Program performance

- Introductory course for a strong start

- Internship program

• Flexibility

• Cost

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Why SJSU?

• Quality

• Flexibility

– Location

– Part-time or full-time

– Course selection

– Time of day (or night)

– Variety of online class formats

– Finish within 7 years

• Cost

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Why SJSU?

• Quality

• Flexible

• Cost

- Scholarships

- Research Assistant Opportunities

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Scholarships for New Students

• Director’s Scholarship for Excellence

• New MLIS students in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016

are eligible

• $1,000 to five students in Fall and five students

in Spring

• Minimum GPA 3.5

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• Conference Travel Support

• New MLIS or MARA students admitted in Fall

2015 are eligible

• Up to $200 to 25 students to cover conference

registration expenses or other conference-

related travel (first-come, first-served basis)

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Online Learning: Benefits

• Flexibility

• Technology literacy and fluency

• Improved student achievement

“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

MLIS Graduate

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“… instruction conducted

wholly online was more

effective in improving

student achievement than

the purely face to face.”

U.S. Department of Education. (2009). Study finds that good

teaching can be enhanced with new technology.

Online Learning: Benefits

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Online Learning: Myths

• Online classes are easier

• Online classes require less time

• Students don’t learn as much

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Online Learning: Personal Requirements for

Success

• Self-discipline

• Time management

• Motivation

• Networking

• Career development

• Internships (On site/Virtual)

• Award-winning professional association

student chapters

• Free one-year professional association

memberships (ALA, SLA, ASIS&T, SAA)

• Joint student/alumni association

• Conference receptions

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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

• Dedicated career liaison, library liaison,

technology support team, online student

advisor

• Rich online learning environment and

technology

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Communication is Both

Asynchronous & Synchronous

Asynchronous

Discussion Forums

Video Messaging

Email

Learning Management System (Canvas)

Lecture Capture (Panopto)

Synchronous

Web Conferencing (Collaborate, WebEx)

VoIP (Skype, Google+, etc)

Virtual Worlds (Second Life)

Blackboard IM

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How Do New Students Know What To Do?

• LIBR 203

• New Student Checklist

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What kinds

of

opportunities

are available

for Online

Students?

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Prepare For Your Future Career

• Career blog

• Career colloquia and webinars

• Web resources

• Career consultant

• Online newsletters

• Career center membership post

graduation

• ePortfolio as job portfolio

• Alumni career spotlights

• and more!

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Gain Practical Experience

• Internships (on site/virtual)

• Research assistantships

• Peer mentors

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Develop Your Professional Network

• Award-winning professional

association student chapters

• Professional association

memberships

• Joint student/alumni association

(iSchool Connext)

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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.

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Get Involved in iSchool Initiatives/Offerings

• Virtual Conferences: Library 2.015

• Language-courses: Spanish and

Mandarin

• Course format choices: Intensive

course options; Variable unit courses

• New elective choices: Meet the

changing needs of the information

profession

• Examples: Financial management, Information

privacy, Consumer health, Graphic novels, Open

source software, Global experiential learning in

Guatemala

“SJSU is the largest

library school in the

world and has a large

number of innovations.

I have been lucky to sit

on the international

advisory board for a

few years. Hire these

folks. They’re

amazing!”

Stephen Abram

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Questions?

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Thank you for attending!

THANK YOU!

Dr. Sandy Hirsh, Professor and Director

[email protected]

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