[Libs-Or] Developing Leadership Skills of New Library Professionals - PLA 2012 Focus Groups

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Tue Mar 6 09:58:26 PST 2012


New Residency Models for Public Libraries: Focus Group Discussions

 

If you're attending the Public Library Association Conference, set aside
some time on Thursday, March 15, to participate in a focus group session
about post-MLIS residencies in public libraries. 

 

Leaders from the San Jose State University School of Library and Information
Science, along with national partners, are developing a replicable post-MLIS
residency model aimed at expanding the leadership capacity of new
professionals, who can effect transformative change. The model will be
tested in the context of emerging technology integration in diverse types of
libraries. The research team is currently gathering input from library
leaders and invites you to join the conversation. 

 

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of the San Jose State University School of
Library and Information Science, will discuss the Catalyst project
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst>  and share findings and insights to date.
Help shape this residency program model, and share your experiences, ideas,
and exemplary practices. All PLA attendees are invited to participate. 

 

            WHEN:          Thursday, March 15, 2012

 

            TIME:            10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                                    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

            WHERE:       PLA 2012, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 305

 

The Catalyst project is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of
Museum and Library Services. Partners include: San Jose State University
School of Library and Information Science, Association of College and
Research Libraries, Public Library Association, Urban Libraries Council, and
OCLC. For more information, please visit: slisweb.sjsu.edu/catalyst

 

In addition, the San Jose State University School of Library and Information
Science is exhibiting at PLA. Please stop by Booth #2011 for a full schedule
of events including special presentations by four faculty members.

 

You are also invited to a networking reception from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday,
March 15 at JW's Mezzanine Lounge inside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
The reception is free and open to all PLA attendees. We look forward to
seeing you at PLA!

 

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


 

 

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