Professional development plans for the summer

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From San Jose State University:

“Are you going to the ALA Annual Conference in June? The San Jose State University School of Information is holding a unique one-unit course during the conference that is available to non-matriculated students through our Open Classes program. If this will be your first time attending ALA Annual or you want to take full advantage of the conference experience, this course was designed for you!

Taught by iSchool lecturer Patty Wong, the “Professional Socialization and Leadership” course examines current trends in the information profession. Students will attend daily seminars, participate in a number of special programs, and attend the conference trade show. They will also have the opportunity to meet with prominent ALA member leaders and get a bird’s eye view of association governance.”

Enrollment is now open and is based on space availability. We encourage you to submit the course request form without delay.

You may also be interested in learning more about STEM in libraries, cybersecurity, information ethics, licensing, school library media centers, adult literacy, and more topics. View Full Course List.

Most courses are for three units and run from June 5 through August 11, 2017. However, there are some one-unit courses available, reducing the cost to enroll, as well as the time needed to complete the course. And remember, if you are paying for the course yourself, you may qualify for the IRS Lifetime Learning Credit, which offsets the costs of education expenses by reducing the amount of your income tax.

For more information about the Open Classes program, please visit our website. You may also contact us at

Best regards,

Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Information

San Jose State University