SJSU Information School Expands Professional Development Opportunities

Looking for professional development opportunities? The San José State University (SJSU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is delighted to share a few upcoming online professional development opportunities designed for information professionals.


The SJSU information school and the American Library Association (ALA) have teamed up to offer advanced eCourses on topics highly relevant to professionals working in the library and information science field. The inaugural online course, the first of its type to be offered by ALA, begins in June and will cover web design and development.

Raymond Dean, a lecturer for SJSU SLIS and innovative web developer, will take participants from basic background, introductions to HTML and Web standards, and the concept of modular Web design all the way through responsive design and multimedia. No prior experience with markup or programming languages is required.

The Web Design and Development eCourse will run asynchronously for 12 weeks beginning June 2, 2014. The cost of the course is $1000, and participants will receive a certificate of completion. Registration for the eCourse is now available via the ALA store. Register today!

The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC

Coming this fall, the SJSU information school is excited to continue its massive open online course (MOOC) program offerings with the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC, a FREE online course open to everyone.

The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC brings focus to the planning skills that are needed, the issues that are involved, and the current trends as we explore the potential impact of technological innovations.

Participants will experience an interactive online learning environment via a wide range of tools and diverse materials, and they will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore the current technological environment
  • Become immersed in the literature and practices of current futurists
  • Select appropriate resources to use in planning for new technologies
  • Discuss key impact factors and trends affecting our personal and global existence
  • Engage with peers and instructors, heightening their learning and taking full advantage of this professional development opportunity
  • Earn badges and MOOC certification on completion of activities related to each of the modules

SJSU SLIS lecturers Sue Alman, PhD, and Jennifer Jumba, MLIS, along with course assistants, are the instructors for the not-for-credit, free online course that runs for six weeks beginning September 22, 2014. Registration opens June 2, 2014.

More Professional Development Opportunities


The School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU) prepares individuals for careers in the information professions. Graduates work in diverse areas, such as website design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic records management, and librarianship. The SJSU information school offers several online educational programs, including a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association, a Master’s Degree in Archives and Records Administration, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science. All programs are delivered online, and the SJSU information school is a recognized leader in online education. For more information about the school, please visit:


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