Archive for October, 2011

Prospective Students Experience Online Programs at Open Houses

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Thanks to Peggy Cabrera for forwarding the following information for prospective SJSU SLIS students:

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is hosting live open house events for prospective students. If you know someone who is considering earning a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, or is interested in pursuing a career in Teacher Librarianship, please extend our invitation.

The open house events are a convenient way to learn more about our School, our graduate degree programs, and the variety of courses we offer to prepare students for a multitude of career pathways. The events are held online via web conferencing, giving participants a taste of our sophisticated online learning environment.

We know how busy schedules can get this time of year, so we are offering three open houses for prospective students interested in learning more about our ALA-accredited MLIS program. Open houses will be held on October 11, November 1, and December 6, 2011. Faculty and students will host the open houses, and time for questions will be available.

For those interested in pursuing a career in Teacher Librarianship, a special open house highlighting the Teacher Librarian career pathway will be held on Tuesday, October 18.

If you know someone who is interested in earning their doctoral degree in Library and Information Science, please spread the word that our School is also hosting an online open house event for the San Jose Gateway PhD program on Tuesday, November 8. Program Coordinator Dr. Sandra Hirsh and faculty from Queensland University of Technology will host this free event.

Our School’s open house events are scheduled from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

Click here to RSVP.

As a reminder, applications for admission in Fall 2012 will be accepted beginning October 1, 2011.

For more information about our upcoming open houses, or to view recorded sessions, visit:

For more information about our MLIS program, visit:

For more information about our Teacher Librarian program, visit:

For more information about our San Jose Gateway PhD program, visit:

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science offers a fully-online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, fully-online Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree, and the San Jose Gateway PhD program. Learn more at:

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Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez October 13th

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Artists, lovers of art, feminists, Virgen de Guadalupe aficionados and everyone else will have a couple of chances to catch presentations by contemporary artist and author Alma Lopez on Our Lady of Controversy on Thursday October 13th.  I had a chance to view Our Lady, one of Alma’s works at the Oakland Museum of California recently and I can say that you’ll find her work exciting and, as the title of her book suggests, not without controversy.

Thanks to Gabriela Nocito, Director of Library Services at NHU and to Peggy Cabrera from SJSU for sending the information on these two presentations by Alma Lopez, both taking place on Thursday October 13th.

Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m.
PlaceNational Hispanic University Library
14271 Story Road
Sobrato Hall North Wing
San Jose, CA

Time:  6:00 p.m.
Place:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Rm. 229/225
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA

BPLG Meeting: November 18th, San Pablo Library

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

It’s time to get together again for another BPLG meeting and what better time than just before we hit the holidays.

Thanks to Josh for offering the location for our next BPLG meeting.  It’s hard to make every meeting but there’s lots of business to discuss, people to see and planning to do, so the more input the merrier. Ho, Ho, Ho.

Date: Friday, November 18th, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Place: San Pablo Library
2300 El Portal Drive, Ste. #D
San Pablo, CA 94806