The SJSU SLIS Colloquia are free to attend and open to the public. They are held live via web conferencing and recorded for viewing on-demand. Advanced registration is not required. Here’s a snapshot of what’s coming up this month:
- Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Looking Back on the Preserving Virtual Worlds’ Projects [Virtual Worlds Guest Lecture]
Henry Lowood of Stanford University Libraries will discuss the outcome of the virtual worlds’ interdisciplinary and multi-university projects that began in 2006 and concluded recently. The goal of the projects was to clear a path for work on the preservation of virtual worlds, digital games, and interactive fiction. This presentation will be held in Second Life.
Join Live Session: bit.ly/Rb2jM0
- Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time – Academic Librarianship: Current Trends and Opportunities [Career Webinar]
Join three experienced academic library department heads from the University of California, Davis, for this presentation as part of our career development resources. You’ll learn about new skills academic library employers are seeking, how work roles are changing, and how you can best market yourself for positions.
Join Live Session: bit.ly/XoY7It
- Tuesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time – Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: What’s In It for Librarians and Library Users
Guest speaker Philip Gust is with the Stanford University Libraries LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). His focus is integrating digital preservation into libraries. Mr. Gust will introduce you to digital preservation systems, discuss preservation strategies and pitfalls, and show you how to give library users access to preserved content.
Join Live Session: bit.ly/11MIIci
- Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time – The Next Major Challenge in Records Management is Already Here: Social Media [MARA Guest Lecture]
In this session, Anil Chawla, founder and CEO of ArchiveSocial, will lead you on an exploration of the impact of social media on records management and e-discovery. He will examine a variety of approaches taken by organizations to address the challenges of managing social media records.
Join Live Session: bit.ly/TM9tKt
Please visit the Spring Semester 2013 Colloquia web page to view the full schedule of upcoming online seminars, including presentation abstracts, speaker biographies, and links to the live sessions and recorded presentations.
The presentations are conveniently held online via the web conferencing program BlackBoard Collaborate. If you are unfamiliar with Collaborate, a tutorial is available, as well as a Quick Reference Guide. (Please see Guide to Using Collaborate.)
For more information, please contact us at SanJoseSLIS@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. SJSU SLIS is a recognized leader in online learning and is a member of the Sloan Consortium. Let the learning begin: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu