[Libs-Or] SJSU SLIS Announces October's Colloquia Schedule - Free Professional Development Webinars

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Thu Sep 22 10:15:26 PDT 2011

Colloquia Series Heats Up with Four New Presentations 


On the heels of a successful launch of the fall semester colloquia series,
the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University
announces four new colloquia presentations scheduled during October.
Bookmark  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2011/colloquia11fa.htm>
slisweb.sjsu.edu for quick access to watch the FREE presentations live via
Elluminate on the following dates:


.         October 4 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time - The Impact of Hurricane
Katrina on Gulf Coast Libraries 

.         October 19  at 12 p.m. Pacific Time - Lubuto Library Project: The
Value of Libraries in International Development

.         October 26  at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time - Designing and Implementing
an Enterprise Content Management Strategy and Governance Initiative: A Case
Study [MARA Guest Lecture]

.         October 26  at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time - Navigating the Hiring
Process for Federal Government Jobs


The fall colloquia series continues Tuesday, October 4 with a presentation
by a spring 2011 graduate of our School's Master of Library and Information
Science (MLIS) program, Jeff Frank, who is also a software support
specialist with San Jose State University's CMS Project Team. Mr. Frank's
thesis explored disaster preparedness, specifically in regards to Hurricane
Katrina and the Gulf Coast Libraries. This important talk will help you
prepare your library for a disastrous situation.        


Later in the month, on Wednesday, October 19, Jane Meyers, president of the
Lubuto Library Project, Inc., will discuss the Lubuto Library Project's
efforts to assist with both educational and economic development in Zambia.
This colloquia presentation will inspire you to get involved and share your
LIS knowledge for the betterment of our worldwide communities. 


October also marks the fall semester's first colloquia presentation
featuring our School's Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA)
program. Robert McLauchlin, records and information governance lead with
North American ECM Deployment Talisman Energy, will discuss how to design
and implement an enterprise content management (ECM) strategy and governance
initiative. Join us Wednesday, October 26 for this must-attend presentation,
especially for records managers. 


Rounding out the October schedule is the second installment to our very
timely Career Colloquia Series, providing invaluable career guidance. If
you're considering applying for a job with the federal government, set the
alarm on your mobile device for 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, October
26. Cherie Givens, SJSU SLIS adjunct faculty member and assessment
specialist librarian with the U.S. Government Printing Office, joins Helen
Sherman, director of component information support for Defense Technical
Information Center, to advise you on how to navigate the hiring and
application process for federal government information jobs. 


As a reminder, colloquia presentations are free, and everyone is invited to
attend. Most will be held online via the web conferencing program
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/software/elluminate/students/> Elluminate.
Instructions for viewing the presentations can be found online at:


If you can't make the time posted, you can still view the presentations when
most convenient for you. Links to webcasts and podcasts of the Elluminate
presentations will be posted about a week after the scheduled events. Simply
visit the  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/colloquia.htm> SLIS
Colloquia Index. Presentations will be held throughout the semester, so be
sure to check back often to see the full schedule.


The  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> SJSU School of Library and Information
Science offers colloquia presentations to foster enhanced learning and
knowledge sharing amongst our faculty, alum, students, and the professional
communities we serve. Our School offers a fully online Master of Library and
Information Science (MLIS) degree, fully online Master of Archives and
Administration (MARA) degree, and the San Jose Gateway Ph.D. program. Learn
more at:  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu


Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends. 


For more information about the colloquia presentations, please email us at:
<mailto:sanjoseslis at gmail.com?subject=Fall%202011%20Colloquia>
SanJoseSLIS at gmail.com

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