[Libs-Or] Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Wed May 21 10:33:52 PDT 2014

SJSU SLIS Expands Professional Development Opportunities


Looking for professional development opportunities? The San José State
University (SJSU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is
delighted to share a few upcoming online professional development
opportunities designed for information professionals.



The SJSU information school and the American Library Association (ALA) have
teamed up to offer advanced eCourses on topics highly relevant to
professionals working in the library and information science field. The
inaugural online course, the first of its type to be offered by ALA, begins
in June and will cover web design and development. 


 <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=deanr> Raymond Dean, a
lecturer for SJSU SLIS and innovative web developer, will take participants
from basic background, introductions to HTML and Web standards, and the
concept of modular Web design all the way through responsive design and
multimedia. No prior experience with markup or programming languages is


The Web Design and Development eCourse will run asynchronously for 12 weeks
beginning June 2, 2014. The cost of the course is $1000, and participants
will receive a certificate of completion.
> Registration for the eCourse is now available via the ALA store. Register


·         Read the
ign-and-development> announcement from ALA about the new eCourse.

·         Learn more about the
ala-team-offer-advanced-ecourse-web-design-and> school’s collaboration with
ALA in creating this professional development opportunity.


The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC

Coming this fall, the SJSU information school is excited to continue its
massive open online course (MOOC) program offerings with the Emerging
Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/emerging-future-mooc> , a FREE
online course open to everyone.


The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC brings focus to the
planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the
current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological


Participants will experience an interactive online learning environment via
a wide range of tools and diverse materials, and they will have an
opportunity to:


*	Explore the current technological environment
*	Become immersed in the literature and practices of current futurists
*	Select appropriate resources to use in planning for new technologies
*	Discuss key impact factors and trends affecting our personal and
global existence
*	Engage with peers and instructors, heightening their learning and
taking full advantage of this professional development opportunity
*	Earn badges and MOOC certification on completion of activities
related to each of the modules


SJSU SLIS lecturers
<http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=almans> Sue Alman, PhD,
and  <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=jumbaj> Jennifer
Jumba, MLIS, along with course assistants, are the instructors for the
not-for-credit, free online course that runs for six weeks beginning
September 22, 2014.
Registration opens June 2, 2014. 


More Professional Development Opportunities

·          <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/ischool-open-classes> i.School
Open Classes – Sign up to take a graduate-level course during the fall
semester beginning June 23, 2014. First day of instruction is August 25,

·          <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/post-masters-certificate>
Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science – Application
deadline for fall admission is July 1, 2014. Choose courses from one of
seven career pathways, including the new Digital Curation career pathway
igital-curation> !

·         Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference
rary-20/library-2014-worldwide-virtual-conference>  – Presentation proposals
submitted and accepted for this FREE online international conference by June
15 get priority scheduling. The fourth annual event about the future of
libraries will be held October 8-9, 2014. Submit your proposal today!

·          <http://www.youtube.com/user/sjsuslis?ob=0&feature=results_main>
Virtual Colloquia – View recordings of all the school’s webinars, featuring
experts in the library and information science field, at your convenience. 



The  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/> School of Library and Information Science at
San José State University (SJSU) prepares individuals for careers in the
information professions. Graduates work in diverse areas, such as website
design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic
records management, and librarianship. The SJSU information school offers
several  <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/prospective-students/choose-your-program>
online educational programs, including a Master’s Degree in Library and
Information Science, which is
fully accredited by the American Library Association, a Master’s Degree in
Archives and Records Administration, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in
Library and Information Science. All programs are delivered online, and the
SJSU information school is a
ward-honoring-innovation-online-learning> recognized leader in online
education. For more information about the school, please visit:
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Library and Information Science

San José State University

One Washington Square, Clark Hall 420A

San José, CA 95192-0029

Direct: 408-924-2465

Nicole.Purviance at sjsu.edu

 <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/> slisweb.sjsu.edu


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