School of Information Student to Represent SJSU at the CSU Student Research Competition
School of Information graduate student Angela Gates has been selected as a finalist to represent San José State University (SJSU) in the 30th annual California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition in April, 2016. Gates will travel to CSU Bakersfield and present “A (Blind) Woman’s Place is (Teaching) in the Home: The Life of Kate Foley (1873-1940).” Student participants will provide written abstracts and make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California.
Click here to read more about Gates and her story about Kate Foley.
Congratulations on being selected as a finalist to rep SJSU, Angela!
“With so much wonderful work going on at SJSU, it is nice to be a featured scholar,” said Schutten as she was honored to be selected.
Schutten said ScholarWorks “was a way to provide information on my work that led to requests to submit similar work to publications.” Other benefits included the monthly download report. This report helped identify areas in Schutten’s research portfolio that informed decisions about future research topics.
ScholarWorks provides access to scholarly work created at SJSU. The repository aims to increase global visibility of SJSU’s intellectual output. Schutten highly recommends using this service.
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The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) is taking place all-day on Monday, November 16 in the new Student Union Ballroom. We encourage CASA students to enter the competition. It is a great way to showcase the innovations conceived by our creative, talented students and celebrate at this year’s event.
The new “Best Sport-Tech” award, sponsored by University Advancement, will be made available this year in addition to the Best Overall Innovation, Best Elevator Pitch, and Best Social Innovation award categories. Each winner will receive a cash prize.
Cisco Systems in particular plans to use SVIC as a talent recruitment platform. Eligible students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher should visit the Career Center to improve resume writing and interviewing skills prior to the event.
October 5: Submission opens for students, alumni, faculty, etc.
October 26: Submission closes at midnight
October 28: Online judging begins
November 9: Finalists Notified
November 16: SVIC Finalist Showcase, Student Union Ballroom, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San José State University’s School of Library and Information Sciences has changed its name to the School of Information. The school, which is part of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, launched the new name on Aug. 1, complete with a new website address: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/.
“We are excited to introduce a new name for the school that is more inclusive of all our educational programs and reflects the diverse career opportunities our graduates will have in the information professions,” said Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the SJSU School of Information, in a blog post on the school’s website.
San José State University’s School of Library and Information Science in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts received the 2013 Excellence in Online Teaching Award from the Web-based Information Science Education consortium. The consortium is made up of Library and Information Science graduate schools in the United States and Canada.
Michelle Holschuh Simmons
Dr. Michelle Holschuh Simmons was honored for the fourth time for her teaching on information literacy and information resources. Professors are nominated by students in their online courses. One student said while it can be hard to connect with professors in online courses, Simmons’ “humor and thoughtfulness made me feel as if I was in a classroom, face-to-face with her.”
Dr. Michael Stephens has also been recognized multiple times by WISE for “his ability to bring authenticity, as well as vast knowledge of technology trends, to his online courses.”
Melba Tomeo was recognized for her teaching on the history of youth literature. Students said Tomeo creates a dynamic and interactive environment for them. “She demonstrates a genuine passion for youth literature, which is very infectious!” one student said in a nomination.
The three instructors teach in the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science program in the School of Library and information Science, where classes are taught exclusively online. The WISE awards were announced at the Association for Library and Information Science Education 2014 conference in Philadelphia.