[Libs-Or] Silent Auction at ALA Annual to Benefit Student Scholarships

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Mon Jun 8 09:34:27 PDT 2015

SJSU iSchool Hosts Reception and Auction of Unique Items at ALA Annual

Proceeds Fund Scholarships for Outstanding Students


The San Jose State University (SJSU)
=ALAAuction> School of Information is inviting information professionals and
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees to a free
networking reception and silent auction from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,
June 27, 2015, at the  <http://sf-local.com/?page_id=675> Local Kitchen &
Wine Merchant, located at 330 First Street in San Francisco, California.


Among the coveted items available at the auction is an American flag flown
at the United States Capitol, which was generously donated by Senator
Barbara Boxer. A framed original floral pencil drawing by Senator Dianne
Feinstein will also be on display and available to the highest bidder.
Hockey fans are looking forward to bidding on an authentic hockey puck
signed by San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, and foodies will be hungry to
place a bid on a $70 gift certificate to the iconic
<http://buckswoodside.com/> Buck's of Woodside. 


All proceeds from the silent auction will go toward the iSchool's
scholarship program. For the 2014-2015 academic year, $28,000 in
scholarships have been awarded to highly deserving students from what Dr.
Cheryl Stenstrom, chair of the Student Awards and Scholarship Committee,
deemed "a particularly strong cohort of candidates." 


Among the
ampaign=ALAAuction> outstanding scholarship recipients recently announced is
Sylvia Aguinaga, winner of both the Librarian Opportunity Scholarship and
the Thea Estreicher Memorial Scholarship. Aguinaga believes in using
librarianship to create a positive impact on her community and is currently
the director of curriculum for DIYGirls.org, a non-profit organization that
provides technology education to girls in underserved areas of Los Angeles.
"I see myself applying the work I know and love with DIY Girls to my future
position as a digital literacy advocate," said Aguinaga. 


Another student who is applying what she is learning at the iSchool to
"advocate for literacy, educational equity, and social change" is Melissa
Solis, winner of both a Friends of the Leisure World Library Scholarship and
the Blanche Woolls Spectrum Scholarship. Solis manages an adult literacy and
volunteer program at a public library south of San Diego, California, and is
actively involved with the San Diego Council on Literacy and LIBROS, the San
Diego and Imperial Counties chapter of REFORMA. 


Cash and credit card payments are accepted for all auction sales.
Contributions to the scholarship fund can also be made online via the
l&utm_campaign=ALAAuction> website.


The iSchool's networking reception is open to anyone and is free to attend.
Guests do not have to be registered for the ALA Annual Conference.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Online
0/viewform> RSVP is requested. 


The iSchool will also be
_campaign=ALAAuction> exhibiting at the ALA Annual Conference. Faculty and
staff members will be in booth #3535 with information about the school and
about upcoming events, such as the iSchool-sponsored
edium=email&utm_campaign=ALAAuction> Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual
Conference, a free online conference scheduled for October 20, 2015.




The San Jose State University (SJSU)
paign=ALAAuction> School of Information prepares individuals for careers as
information professionals. Graduates work in diverse areas of the
information profession, such as user experience design, digital asset
management, information architecture, electronic records management,
information governance, digital preservation, and librarianship. The SJSU
School of Information is a recognized leader in online education and
received the Online Learning Consortium's
=email&utm_campaign=ALAAuction> Outstanding Online Program award. For more
information about the school, please visit:
=ALAAuction> ischool.sjsu.edu. 




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Information

San Jose State University


 <mailto:nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu> nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu

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





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