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Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.14, Iss.1 May 2024

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.14, Iss.1

School of Information Student Research Journal

Volume 14, Issue 1 of the School of Information Student Research Journal explores the multifaceted impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on academia, particularly within library and information science (LIS) education and scholarly publishing. Highlighting the proactive measures taken by San Jose State University's iSchool, this issue underscores the necessity of integrating AI competencies, such as data privacy and ethical AI use, into curricula. Through detailed case studies and policy reviews, the issue examines the ethical and societal implications of AI, including biases and inequalities, advocating for adaptive and responsible AI integration.

Odin Halvorson's paper emphasizes the transformative potential of Large …


Looking Ahead: Incorporating Ai In Mlis Competencies, Souvick Ghosh, Denise Mccoy May 2024

Looking Ahead: Incorporating Ai In Mlis Competencies, Souvick Ghosh, Denise Mccoy

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Libraries have long been essential for democratizing knowledge and providing reliable information, extending their services to meet diverse community needs, including educational programs and internet access (Pawley, 2022; Freudenberger, 2022). Librarians, as custodians of information and culture, possess core competencies in information organization, digital literacy, and research skills. The San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) aims to educate professionals who significantly impact global communities through high-quality education, research, and technology innovation. This article examines the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at SJSU iSchool, focusing on the evolution of its 14 core competencies to incorporate …


Into The Unknown: Developing Ai Policies For The Student Research Journal, Marc Hoffeditz May 2024

Into The Unknown: Developing Ai Policies For The Student Research Journal, Marc Hoffeditz

School of Information Student Research Journal

In light of the artificial intelligence (AI) boom in late 2022, policies governing the use and disclosure of artificial intelligence in scholarly journals have occupied editorial boards of all disciplines. The Student Research Journal (SRJ) at San José State University sought to tackle this issue with an inclusive process to better serve our authors and editorial team in uncertain times. This editorial will discuss the work of the SRJ’s AI Policy Working Group in completing a comprehensive review of literature surrounding the topics of AI and scholarly publishing, detail the journal’s first AI disclosure policy in depth, and identify next …


Ai In Academia: Policy Development, Ethics, And Curriculum Design, Odin Halvorson May 2024

Ai In Academia: Policy Development, Ethics, And Curriculum Design, Odin Halvorson

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a pivotal force in modern society, significantly impacting various sectors, including academia. This paper examines the broad implications of AI, particularly Large Language Models (LLMs), and their transformative potential across educational institutions. The San Jose State University's iSchool is highlighted as a case study, demonstrating its proactive approach to integrating nascent technologies and revising curriculum competencies to address AI's influence. As AI reshapes library and information science (LIS) education, the development of new competencies, such as data privacy and ethical AI use, becomes essential. Furthermore, the ethical and societal implications of AI, including potential …


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.13, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal Jan 2024

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.13, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal

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Innovation And Responsibility: Librarians In An Era Of Generative Ai, Inequality, And Information Overload, Odin H. Halvorson Jan 2024

Innovation And Responsibility: Librarians In An Era Of Generative Ai, Inequality, And Information Overload, Odin H. Halvorson

School of Information Student Research Journal

In an era marked by generative AI, widening inequality, and information overload, librarians with LIS training find themselves at the forefront of a changing landscape. The traditional paradigm in academia is challenged by new technologies and social shifts, prompting a reassessment the librarian's role as a public leader. This article discusses three perspectives on these issues, placing them within the larger conversation of the LIS field. Dr. Norman Mooradian lays the groundwork for a paradigm shift by exploring the intersection of knowledge and ethics in a knowledge economy. Boheme Morris delves into the complexities of inequality within the high-tech knowledge …


Knowledge Ethics: Conceptual Preliminaries Scope And Justification, Norman Mooradian Jan 2024

Knowledge Ethics: Conceptual Preliminaries Scope And Justification, Norman Mooradian

School of Information Student Research Journal

This paper lays out the conceptual groundwork for a long-term project examining ethical issues raised when addressing the value of knowledge to a knowledge economy. The project includes a series of papers on specific topics that interrelate to the subjects of knowledge, ethics and organizations. While some of the planned articles for the project will have a practical focus, others, such as this one, will be conceptual in nature. The following outlines selected key concepts for an ethics of knowledge and their relationship with cognate areas of inquiry and practice.


Bringing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion To The Student Research Journal, Amber Passey May 2023

Bringing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion To The Student Research Journal, Amber Passey

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Reading Nation Waterfall, Anthony Chow May 2023

Reading Nation Waterfall, Anthony Chow

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Gender-Neutral Language Policy At The Student Research Journal, Ben Brown May 2023

Gender-Neutral Language Policy At The Student Research Journal, Ben Brown

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Professionalism In Lis: A Blend Of Theory And Practical Application, Amber Passey Jan 2023

Professionalism In Lis: A Blend Of Theory And Practical Application, Amber Passey

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Understanding The Importance Of Creativity Towards Psychological Safety In The Library Workplace, Jennifer Hopwood Ed.D. Jan 2023

Understanding The Importance Of Creativity Towards Psychological Safety In The Library Workplace, Jennifer Hopwood Ed.D.

School of Information Student Research Journal

Employee Engagement is one of the leading factors toward organizational success. Happier employees are engaged employees. However, employees cannot reach engagement unless there are feelings of psychological safety. One tool that libraries can utilize to increase the engagement of their staff is to invest in opportunities for workplace creativity.


Book Review: Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story Of Libraries For African Americans In The South By Mike Selby, Claire Kelley Jun 2022

Book Review: Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story Of Libraries For African Americans In The South By Mike Selby, Claire Kelley

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Information: A Historical Companion Book Review, Lena Hernandez Jun 2022

Information: A Historical Companion Book Review, Lena Hernandez

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Cultural Competence In Research, Michele A. L. Villagran Jun 2022

Cultural Competence In Research, Michele A. L. Villagran

School of Information Student Research Journal

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The Past, Present, And Future Of Information, Tierra Holmes Jun 2022

The Past, Present, And Future Of Information, Tierra Holmes

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.11, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal Jan 2022

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.11, Iss.2, Student Reseach Journal

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library And Information Studies Through Critical Race Theory, Sofia Y. Leung And Jorge R. López-Mcknight, Jessica Nombrano Larsen Jan 2022

Book Review: Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library And Information Studies Through Critical Race Theory, Sofia Y. Leung And Jorge R. López-Mcknight, Jessica Nombrano Larsen

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Book Review: Kathleen Campana And J. Elizabeth Mills' Create, Innovate, And Serve: A Radical Approach To Children's And Youth Programming, Mateo Campos-Seligman Jan 2022

Book Review: Kathleen Campana And J. Elizabeth Mills' Create, Innovate, And Serve: A Radical Approach To Children's And Youth Programming, Mateo Campos-Seligman

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Academic Libraries And Writing Centers: Collaborations At Us Public Research Universities, Mary K. Bolin Jan 2022

Academic Libraries And Writing Centers: Collaborations At Us Public Research Universities, Mary K. Bolin

School of Information Student Research Journal

The websites of 71 US research universities were the source of data on the relationship of academic libraries and campus writing centers, which provide support for developing written communication skills. All 71 institutions have writing centers, generally administered by the academic success operation, the English department, or a college such as arts and sciences. Just under half (n=35) of the institutions have a writing center located in the library. In 16 of those institutions, the library is the only location of the writing center. The general issues of academic success and “library as place,” as well as the space that …


Experience Peer-Review With Srj, Tierra Holmes Jan 2022

Experience Peer-Review With Srj, Tierra Holmes

School of Information Student Research Journal

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User Experience Desires Personalization From Academic Library Websites, Sarah Wilson May 2021

User Experience Desires Personalization From Academic Library Websites, Sarah Wilson

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Foundations Of Information Ethics Book Review, Jessie Stoner May 2021

Foundations Of Information Ethics Book Review, Jessie Stoner

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Student Research Journal: A Decade Of Building A Global Community Of Scholars, Ruth Huard May 2021

Student Research Journal: A Decade Of Building A Global Community Of Scholars, Ruth Huard

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10 Years Of Excellence: Celebrating The Journal, Authors, Editors, And Readers, Catherine Liebau-Nelsen May 2021

10 Years Of Excellence: Celebrating The Journal, Authors, Editors, And Readers, Catherine Liebau-Nelsen

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Rural Outreach Services Enrich Seniors’ Lives, Claire C. Goldstein Dec 2020

Rural Outreach Services Enrich Seniors’ Lives, Claire C. Goldstein

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Book Review: A Matter Of Facts: The Value Of Evidence In An Information Age, Terry Schiavone Dec 2020

Book Review: A Matter Of Facts: The Value Of Evidence In An Information Age, Terry Schiavone

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Book Review: Public Library Collections In The Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, And Truth, Jennifer Downey, Carrie E. Kitzmiller Dec 2020

Book Review: Public Library Collections In The Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, And Truth, Jennifer Downey, Carrie E. Kitzmiller

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Dedication Despite Difficult Times, Catherine A. Liebau-Nelsen Dec 2020

Dedication Despite Difficult Times, Catherine A. Liebau-Nelsen

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Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder May 2020

Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.