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SJSU iSchool Audio/Video Podcast

This is an RSS 2.0 formatted XML feed produced by the San José State University School of Information iSchool. The purpose of this podcast is to provide a forum for faculty, alumni, and students to present their works/projects and to exchange research ideas. The media of this podcast is available as both video and audio. Captioned versions of this media are available on the SLIS Website.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Interplay & Compatibility: Using Soft Skills to Ace Interviews, Get Hired, and Excel at Work (Career Webcast)

Public library leaders Heidi Murphy and Deb Sica share their interview, hiring, and career insights regarding the importance of soft skills to succeeding in the LIS world. Find out from insiders not only what strengths hiring managers are looking for when they’re interviewing you, but also why those strengths are so critically important to libraries and their missions. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v41F4uYTFTY

56mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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What EXACTLY do Teacher Librarians do? (Career Colloquium - AUDIO)

Join us for this candid talk with three teacher librarians as they share their day-to-day realities. Topics up for discussion include what makes the job fun, what they wish they knew when they began a career in teacher librarianship, and how they handle the special challenges presented by budgets, school populations, student and teacher needs, facilities issues, district politics, etc. Get the inside scoop on what a career in teacher librarianship is REALLY like, and find out if it’s a good fit for you.

59mins

10 May 2016

Rank #2

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Applying for a Library Job? Do This! (Career Colloquium - AUDIO)

Come to this session and find out what you should do when applying for jobs in both public and research libraries. Our guest speakers will tell you what they are looking for in applicants, how to properly prepare for the interview, and provide tips on how to transfer your current skills to library work. You don’t want to miss this discussion with hiring managers as they talk about their most recent recruitment for a Librarian 1.

1hr 1min

9 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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How to Interview and Find Career Success in Public Libraries (Career Webcast)

Public libraries offer a wide variety of career opportunities. The job duties may vary, but there are some common themes in terms of what hiring managers are looking for in strong job candidates. During this career development webcast, Jesse Walker-Lanz, library administrator and head of Adult and Digital Services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will share how public libraries can offer the key to your career success. He’ll cover the strengths and background the Los Angeles County Library values in potential hires and what to expect during the interview process. Prepare for some surprising insights! Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6cuvN0IWeo

1hr 17mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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Paraprofessional to Professional: My Path From Library Clerk to Branch Manager (Career Colloquium - AUDIO)

Are you thinking about working in the public library setting? Wondering if this career path is a good fit for you? Join Ryan Gan, MLIS alumnus, and learn how he navigated his career, the skills and experience needed to be successful in today’s public library, and what it's like to supervise a branch library.

49mins

24 Mar 2016

Rank #5

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Information Management Roles in Pharmaceutical Companies (Career Webcast)

You don’t have to be a STEM person to land jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, pharma companies are looking for a range of LIS skills, ones you can master in your iSchool program. Mindy Beattie, associate director of library & information services at Gilead Sciences, will share how the pharma industry lays out, various roles for information professionals in pharma organizations, skills in demand, and how to get started in an LIS pharma career. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY7Hj4QRZtU

53mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Using Lean Methods to Improve RIM Practices (MARA Webcast)

Continuous improvement is a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste. The practice, formalized by the popularity of Lean/Kaizen in manufacturing and business, is now being used by thousands of companies worldwide to identify savings and process improvement opportunities. Cunniffe of Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical, vaccines and biotech company, will give an overview of Lean concepts and discuss the use of Lean events at Sanofi in the Information and Records Management department, as well as across functions, to improve internal processes.

55mins

22 Feb 2017

Rank #7

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How Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Makes a Difference. Are You Culturally Competent? (VIDEO)

Cultural intelligence is a person’s capability to successfully adapt to new cultural settings, that is, for unfamiliar settings attributable to cultural context. It is only recently that cultural intelligence has surfaced as an element that can increase job performance, personal well‐being, and profitability. This talk will discuss an overview of cultural intelligence and its application within the information profession, specifically look at its application to change.

1hr 7mins

6 Oct 2016

Rank #8

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National Treasures: Preserving and Providing Access to Cultural Heritage (MARA Webcast)

National archives are often at the forefront in preserving the cultural heritage of the world, one nation at a time. However, not all archives are on equal footing. Archives' abilities to govern, preserve, and provide access to invaluable records is impacted by colonialism and post-colonialism, access to technology, and natural and man-made disasters. In this panel discussion, join researchers of the International Directory of National Archives (IDNA) as they share insights from their research of national archives around the world and the national treasures the archives govern, preserve, and share. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/3hiKlkg41a8

59mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Paraprofessional to Professional: My Path From Library Clerk to Branch Manager (Career Colloquium - VIDEO)

Are you thinking about working in the public library setting? Wondering if this career path is a good fit for you? Join Ryan Gan, MLIS alumnus, and learn how he navigated his career, the skills and experience needed to be successful in today’s public library, and what it's like to supervise a branch library.

49mins

24 Mar 2016

Rank #10

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Career Podcast Ep. 6: Insights from Ryan Gan, El Camino College

Systems Librarian, Schauerman Library, El Camino College Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/ClG2ZvD4_7c

38mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Where Diversity Meets the Academic Library and Archives Environment (LIS Colloquium - VIDEO)

Diversity, multiculturalism, critical race theory, aversive racism, and micro-aggressions are all buzz words that we hear about and note the rolling eyes when mentioned. Aren’t we past the need to consider these issues, “We have a Black president” or are we “post racial?” If so, why are we still having issues of diversity? These are the common refrains you hear inside and outside of academia. The library and archives environment are no exception to displaying “diversity fatigue.” This colloquium will discuss some of the concerns and reasons why diversity is not a settled issue and needs to be front and center in the library and archival professions.

53mins

28 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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Career Podcast Ep. 2: Insights from Dee Magnoni, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University

Assistant VP for Information Services and Director of New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers UniversityAccess the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/YE8R6BBW6XE

33mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Applying for a Library Job? Do This! (Career Colloquium - VIDEO)

Come to this session and find out what you should do when applying for jobs in both public and research libraries. Our guest speakers will tell you what they are looking for in applicants, how to properly prepare for the interview, and provide tips on how to transfer your current skills to library work. You don’t want to miss this discussion with hiring managers as they talk about their most recent recruitment for a Librarian 1.

1hr 1min

9 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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Records Management in the Legal Environment (MARA Webcast)

Every industry presents its own unique properties and challenges in the management of physical and electronic records. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the ever expanding and important world of records management within the legal environment of a law firm setting. Access the captioned version of this webcast a https://youtu.be/KqX7NrgMt9A

54mins

27 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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A Day in the Life of a Leader: Part 4 (Career Webcast)

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool's Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the final webinar in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional. Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers. This session will feature Kelvin Watson, the director of Broward County Libraries in Florida. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/WfQ2DO2ZF_o

54mins

1 May 2018

Rank #16

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A Day in the Life of a Leader: Part 3 (Career Webcast)

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool's Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the third in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional. Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers. This session will feature Dr. Melissa Fraser-Arnott, the chief of integrated library services at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/rruJwjDWKjs

54mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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A Day in the Life of a Leader: Part 2 (Career Webcast)

Please join the co-chairs of the iSchool's Leadership & Management Program Advisory Committee, Drs. Susan Alman and Cheryl Stenstrom, at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the second in a four-part series on pursuing a career in leadership as an information professional. Each speaker will be sharing their perspective on the most important responsibilities and attitudes for leaders, as well as ways they suggest students can practice leadership skills while they’re still in grad school, or early in their careers. This session will feature Dr. Tracy Elliott, the university library dean at San José State University in California. Access the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/j06PG-QW4tQ

57mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Career Podcast Ep. 3: Insights from Scott Brown, Oracle

Senior Cybrarian for Oracle, Information Entrepreneur, Author, and iSchool Adjunct Faculty MemberAccess the captioned version of this webcast at https://youtu.be/YP7VKHS9fdQ

37mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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What EXACTLY do Teacher Librarians do? (Career Colloquium - VIDEO)

Join us for this candid talk with three teacher librarians as they share their day-to-day realities. Topics up for discussion include what makes the job fun, what they wish they knew when they began a career in teacher librarianship, and how they handle the special challenges presented by budgets, school populations, student and teacher needs, facilities issues, district politics, etc. Get the inside scoop on what a career in teacher librarianship is REALLY like, and find out if it’s a good fit for you.

59mins

10 May 2016

Rank #20