The San Jose State School of Information has become the newest member of the iSchools organization. The school joins 96 other institutions in the iSchools consortium, all dedicated to advancing the information field and the iSchools movement. The San Jose State application was approved by the iSchools Board of Directors on Oct. 15, 2018.
“We congratulate the San Jose State iSchool on joining our organization,” said iSchools Chairman Sam Oh. “They have a worthy program, and we look forward to collaborating with them in the future.”
The San Jose State iSchool is located in San Jose, California, USA. Headed by Dr. Sandy Hirsh, the school has 12 tenured professors and 6 tenure track professors, as well as 9 full-time lecturers and as many as 100 part-time lecturers. Its master’s student population is 1,800.
The iSchools organization was founded in 2001 by a collective of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. It has since grown into a consortium of more than 95 universities and institutions. Membership application information can be found here.
The iSchools organization supports and recognizes student achievement through its annual Doctoral Colloquium, Doctoral Dissertation Award, and Undergraduate Symposium, as well as other special contests and mentoring opportunities. The iSchools also provide collaboration tools and other support to assist faculty in their teaching and research endeavors, including our annual Early Career Colloquium.
Every year, the iSchools organization presents the iConference, a forum in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. The next iConference is scheduled to take place March 31 through April 3, 2019, in Washington DC. All information scholars and practitioners are welcome. Click here for details on iConference 2019.