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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 …


Book Review: Organizing Women: Home, Work, And The Institutional Infrastructure Of Print In Twentieth-Century America, Christine Pawley, Madelaine Russell May 2024

Book Review: Organizing Women: Home, Work, And The Institutional Infrastructure Of Print In Twentieth-Century America, Christine Pawley, Madelaine Russell

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In carefully selected case studies of white and Black middle-class American women, Pawley, a professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Information School, provides a detailed exploration of the “largely untold history” of women who used their involvement in print-centered organizations to reshape their lives beyond the unpaid domestic sphere (1). The first three chapters of the book trace the histories of primarily domestic women who held active roles in institutions of print culture such as journalism and radio broadcasting while the last three focus on the lives of women whose full-time employment helped to shape the developing public library …


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

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

School of Information Student Research Journal

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

School of Information Student Research Journal

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

School of Information Student Research 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.


Reading Nation Waterfall, Anthony Chow May 2023

Reading Nation Waterfall, Anthony Chow

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Haitian Immigrants' Information Needs And Behaviors: Libraries, Information Professionals And Haitians In The United States, Natasha Finnegan Jan 2023

Haitian Immigrants' Information Needs And Behaviors: Libraries, Information Professionals And Haitians In The United States, Natasha Finnegan

School of Information Student Research Journal

Haitian immigrants are a socially excluded growing demographic in the United States that deals with racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, anti-Haiti rhetoric, and language barriers. Information professionals need to understand Haitian information behavior, their cultural preferences, and barriers in order to successfully fulfill their information needs. This article examines other disciplines’ relevant and scholarly research literature on Haitian immigrants in the United States to discover their trends of information behavior and barriers so that the Library and Information Science field can create effective information pathways to support their community. Haitian immigrants turn to their families and trusted individuals for their information needs, …


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

No abstract provided.


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

Cultural Competence In Research, Michele A. L. Villagran

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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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Designing Human-Computer Conversational Systems Using Needs Hierarchy, Souvick Ghosh May 2021

Designing Human-Computer Conversational Systems Using Needs Hierarchy, Souvick Ghosh

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


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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The Evolving Information Needs And Behaviors Of Undergraduates, Brianna Limas Dec 2020

The Evolving Information Needs And Behaviors Of Undergraduates, Brianna Limas

School of Information Student Research Journal

Undergraduates comprise a highly complex information community, composed of many identities and with a range of interests and skills. Emerging technologies continue to play a critical role in undergraduates’ information behaviors. While prior literature has focused on the academic information needs of students, emerging technologies have brought to light the considerable role of their everyday life information behaviors. This paper seeks to explore the information needs and behaviors of undergraduates, in particular the current and incoming graduating classes. With increased focus on meeting everyday life information needs and continued appreciation and understanding of the versatility of emerging technologies in the …


Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach Dec 2020

Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach

School of Information Student Research Journal

This project report describes climate assessment activities in support of the development of a college-level diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) action plan. Elements of the climate assessment activities are described along with their purpose and rationale for inclusion. Recommendations are made for libraries to design and deploy their own EDI assessment activities with the goal of developing robust action plans supportive of inclusive excellence.


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

Dedication Despite Difficult Times, Catherine A. Liebau-Nelsen

School of Information Student Research Journal

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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.


Review Of The Librarian’S Guide To Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach To Solving Problems, Preventing Conflicts, And Serving Everyone, Sagan Wallace May 2020

Review Of The Librarian’S Guide To Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach To Solving Problems, Preventing Conflicts, And Serving Everyone, Sagan Wallace

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Fake News And Alternative Facts: Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era By Nicole A. Cooke, Anna Morrissey May 2020

Book Review: Fake News And Alternative Facts: Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era By Nicole A. Cooke, Anna Morrissey

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Library Application Of Deep Web And Dark Web Technologies, Mollie L. Coffey May 2020

Library Application Of Deep Web And Dark Web Technologies, Mollie L. Coffey

School of Information Student Research Journal

The Deep Web and Dark Web are legitimate tools for use in the field of information science, adding to the discussion of patron privacy. The American Library Association policies on privacy and confidentiality combined with the advancement of internet technology necessitate that library professionals become fluent in Dark Web usability in libraries.