[Libs-Or] SJSU SLIS Publishes Report on Technology Integration and Residency Models

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Mon Jun 25 11:44:10 PDT 2012

Catalyst Report Describes Replicable Residency Model 


During the last year, leaders from the School of Library and Information
Science (SLIS) at San Jose State University, along with national advisory
partners, have been studying and planning a unique post-master's residency
model that will support efforts to integrate emerging technology into a
variety of library settings. The residency model also focuses on developing
future library leaders who can be catalysts for transformative change.  


SLIS recently published a report summarizing the team's findings and
recommendations. Download your free copy of Developing a Technology
Integration Residency Model: The Catalyst Project Report at:
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst/> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst/


The report reviews the team's exploration of current residency models, as
well as how librarians define and deploy emerging technology. It examines
how residency programs can support libraries' ongoing efforts to identify
and effectively integrate emerging technology that will best serve their
users. The report also describes elements of a residency model that, once
tested and refined, can provide the library profession with a replicable


Next steps for the Catalyst project are to fully develop the residency
program model, secure funding for the project's next phase, and test the
model in several host library organizations. In addition, the team plans to
create a replication toolkit to help future host institutions streamline


"Our mission is to build strong leaders among early career library
professionals who will be catalysts for transformative change in libraries,"
said Dr. Sandra Hirsh, SLIS director and Catalyst project director. "We hope
the model will provide creative solutions, helping libraries respond to
rapidly shifting priorities, enhance the quality of library services, and
benefit their communities," added Hirsh.


Project advisory partners include the Association of College and Research
Libraries, the Public Library Association, and the Urban Libraries Council,
as well as OCLC, an organization that offers a depth of global expertise
regarding technology integration in libraries.  


Leaders from these partner organizations gathered to discuss the project in
February 2012, and shared their thoughts regarding the project's potential
impact on the profession. A  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst/partners.htm>
video recording of their discussion is freely available on the SLIS website.
The website also features
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst/presentations.htm> recordings of
presentations about the project, which were delivered at professional
conferences earlier this year.


The Catalyst project was launched in June 2011, thanks to a one-year
planning grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Over
the last year as the team has been developing the residency model, they
gathered input from experts in emerging technology and residency models, as
well as library leaders and representatives of professional organizations.
The Catalyst team anticipates launching the pilot projects during 2013, as
long as funding for the pilot projects can be secured.


For more information about the Catalyst project, please email us at:
<mailto:sanjoseslis at gmail.com?subject=Catalyst%20Project>
SanJoseSLIS at gmail.com


The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully online certificate
program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and Information Science
(MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA), Post-Master's
Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San Jose Gateway PhD
Program. Let the learning begin:  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu>


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