Are you interested in writing? Curious about opportunities for research and publishing? Join us for a panel discussion on the variety of writing opportunities that are open to iSchool students. In this special webinar, we will share advice and tips about writing and discuss the many different writing opportunities open to iSchool students. Laurie Putnam, iSchool Lecturere and Faculty Advisor, will offer an in-depth look at the LIS Publications Wiki. Ann Agee, Faculty Director of Collections and Scholarly Communications, will share tips for new researchers. Greta Snyder, Editor-in-Chief, will join us to talk about the Student Research Journal. Kelli Roisman will talk about our very own Archeota, SAASC's open source digital publication. Here are some links to learn more about the topics of discussion. LIS Wiki project: http://ischoolwikis.sjsu.edu/lispublications/about/ Archeota: http://sjsusaasc.weebly.com/issues.html Student Research Journal (SRJ): https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/about.html SRJ student support blog https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/info/srjstudentresource/
A Special Presentation with SJSU University Archivist Carli Lowe
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 6pm - 7pm (PST)
Carli Lowe, our new (and first!) University Archivist, gave an interesting and informative presentation. Thank you, Carli, and thank you for all who attended! If you missed the event, please watch the video available on our Youtube channel Carli Lowe on YouTube
Annual Members Meeting for Fall Semester
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:30PM - 7:30PM Our annual members’ meeting is an opportunity to learn more about what we do, how you can participate, and what benefits you will have as a member of our student chapter!
Huntington Library, Pasadena, California
Source: Boston Public Library Tichnor Brothers collection #6381
SAASC hosted a tour of the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. The Huntington Library is one of the world's great independent research libraries, with more than nine million items spanning the 11th to 21st centuries. For more information about their collections, visit their website at https://www.huntington.org/
LEADERS WANTED: Why and How to Get Involved in Student Organizations Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Have you thought about running for an Executive Committee position in an SJSU iSchool student group? Not sure what you would be getting into? What are the benefits? But what if you're on the East Coast? And what if you're an introvert?
Leaders from iSchool's student organizations came together for a special collaborative event to talk about what their experience has been like, what benefits they've enjoyed most, and how they've managed to fit this important work into their busy lives. This video is also available on our YouTube channel.
Business Archives: A View from the Field Tuesday, February 26, 2019
An online event featured eight archivists working in the field of business archives. We learned what they do, how they do it, and heard recommendations for students who are interested in pursuing similar careers. Due to restrictions, no recording of this event is available. However, check out our blog for an upcoming post about this event.
Everything You Need to Know about the ACA Exam Tuesday, February 5, 2019
In this web event, Dr. Mott Linn, Head of Collections at the Robert H. Goddard Library at Clark University and past President of the Academy of Certified Archivists, discussed what it means to be a certified archivist and how to prepare for the certified archivist exam offered by the ACA. This event offered a ton of information about how questions for the exam are constructed (including a couple of sample questions!) and the application process for becoming a certified archivist. A recording of this event is also available on our YouTube page.
Get Mentored: How to Take Advantage of SAA's Mentoring Program Wednesday, November 14, 2018
In this web event, several guests joined us for a panel discussion about SAA's Mentoring Program. We heard from current mentors and proteges about their experiences with the SAA Mentoring Program and how it can help your career planning. We also heard from Alison Clemens and Jennifer Motszko, Co-Chairs of the Mentoring Program Subcommitte, about how the program works and how students can sign up. This event was full of great information and advice on the mentorship program in general, but also on the importance of networking for professional development. A recording of this event is available on our YouTube Page.
A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Library & Archives Saturday, November 10, 2018
SAASC and SLASC, along with the SLA San Diego chapter, visited the San Diego Zoo Global Library & Archives, located on the SD Zoo's Safari Park campus in Escondido, California. Following the visit to the library and archives, participants enjoyed a private tour of the new "Walkabout" exhibit at the Safari Park!
The Archivist as Author: A Conversation with Lynn Downey Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Former Levi Strauss & Co corporate historian Lynn Downey shared her experiences as both a published author and an archivist. She provided insights on her writing process and how her background in archives influences her writing.
This event was not recorded, but a recap can be found on our blog here.
A Visit to LACMA Library &Archives September 21, 2018
SJSU students enjoyed a tour of LACMA's library and archives. Archivist, Jessica Gambling and Head of Research Libraries and Archives, Alexis Curry, gave a fun and informative talk on the nature of LACMA's operations and holdings. Ms. Gambling was especially informative about the installment and development of LACMA's archival program over the last 8 years, with special emphasis on the nature of working in a museum archive. The event included the opportunity to ask questions and discuss in general some of the issues and concerns of the archival profession, and concluded with access to browse the museum's exhibits. (Photos of the event coming soon.)
SAASC Annual Members Meeting September 5, 2018
At this event, the incoming officers introduced themselves and discussed the mission of SAASC, some of the chapter's plans for the coming year, and ways that students can get involved. You can also find this recording on our YouTube page...
Fall 2018 Student Organizations Panel August 29, 2018
SAASC participated with other iSchool student organizations in this informational event. Find out what your student associations are doing this year, and how you can get involved.
Past Events Recordings
(Recordings are also available on our YouTube channel)