EVENTS: SJSU Fall 2011 Colloquia Series

Colloquia Series Kicks Off September 21

The School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University is launching its fall semester Colloquia series on September 21, 2011, with two must-attend presentations. The kickoff also marks the return of the SLIS Career Colloquia, a series of presentations dedicated to helping LIS professionals in their job searches.

Reserve an hour at lunchtime on September 21 to hear a lively discussion about the future of health care, energy, consumer habits, education, and other impactful areas that could change our lives. The Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., Jack Plunkett, will share insight from his most recent award-winning book, The Next Boom – What You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About the World Between Now and 2025. This thought-provoking session is free to attend and will be held online from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT, on Elluminate.

Later that same day at 5:30 p.m. PT, Blane Dessy, Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee; and Nancy Faget, Senior Program Planning Specialist for Library Services and Content Management at the U.S. Government Printing Office will be our first speakers in the NEW! for fall 2011 Career Colloquia. Mr. Dessy and Ms. Faget will provide tips for landing a job in federal libraries and government agencies. If you’re searching for a job, you won’t want to miss this valuable session.

Colloquia presentations a re FREE, and everyone is invited to attend. Most will be held online via the web conferencing program Elluminate. More information about the presentations can be found online at: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2011/colloquia11fa.htm