Big Thinking Lecture: Gender Gaps in Democratic Participation

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a Big Thinking lecture on “Gender gaps in democratic participation: Policy insights from research” on April 24th, which was presented by Melanee Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary. Dr. Thomas began her presentation by contextualizing the importance of gender in policy and … More Big Thinking Lecture: Gender Gaps in Democratic Participation

ALA Webinar: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion

The American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with Recorded Books provided a free webinar on “12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion”. The webinar was given by Bruce Lovett of Recorded Books, Karilyn Steward of the Calabasas Library, and Christina Kruger of the Army MWR Library (Morale, Welfare & Recreation). The presentation was divided into … More ALA Webinar: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion

A Day in the Life of a Leader Part 2

The second installment in the SJSU School of Information’s “A Day in the Life of a Leader” webcast series featured Dr. Tracy Elliott, Dean, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University. This blog posting describes the content of the webcast, a recording of which is available at http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/on-demand-webcasts This webcast was presented … More A Day in the Life of a Leader Part 2

Booklist Webinar: Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library

This blog entry describes the Booklist Webinar “Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library” presented by John Gottfried and Katherine Pennavaria on March 9, 2018. This webinar “offers practical approaches and activities designed to keep library reference services relevant to the needs of library users and tied to the mission of the library.” John Gottfried … More Booklist Webinar: Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library

A Day in the Life of a Leader Part 1

Presentation by Dana Vanzanten, Manager, Advocacy and Community Development at St. Thomas Public Library and Heather Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, St. Thomas Public Library hosted by the SJSU School of Information’s Leadership & Management Advisory Committee. This session was run as an interview with the presenters who shared their experiences as leaders. The presentation was … More A Day in the Life of a Leader Part 1

ALA Live: Community Engagement and Fundraising

This blog posting describes the ALA Live Webinar “Community Engagement and Fundraising” presented by Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck. In today’s climate, what are the key benefits of building a community partnership? The speakers believe that there is a shift toward libraries as being seen as more and more valuable in their communities. Now there … More ALA Live: Community Engagement and Fundraising