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EveryLibrary Internship at San Jose State University iSchool

“We’re excited to announce the EveryLibrary Research and Marketing Internship with the San Jose State University School of Information iSchool for the 2016-2017 school year.The internship is an opportunity for interested students to assist EveryLibrary with its research and advocacy measures that aim to help publicize and combat the constant and unfortunate threats against libraries. We’re hopeful that this opportunity will foster engagement and activism in the profession and help the selected student increase her or his political literacy and awareness regarding issues related to library funding.” (via EveryLibrary)

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In San Jose, Poor Find Doors to Library Closed

“When Damaris Triana, then 8, lost several “Little Critter” books that she had borrowed for her sister, the library here fined her $101 — including $40 in processing fees — a bill that was eventually turned over to an agency to collect from her parents.The $101 is a small part of a whopping $6.8 million in unpaid fines at the San Jose Public Library, an amount that exceeds unpaid fees at some larger cities around the country.” (via The New York Times)

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San Jose State University library attack highlights safety issues

“Around 9 p.m. on March 8 a woman — mid-50s, no affiliation with San Jose State University — was washing her hands in a restroom on the second floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on campus. Another woman, who officials said was also unaffiliated and hiding in that bathroom, attempted to attack her. The woman who was attacked screamed and, with the help of a third library patron, chased the attacker away. The university’s police made an arrest almost immediately.” (via Inside Higher Ed)

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San Jose revisits library computer filtering

“Five years after San Jose officials rejected calls to block pornographic imagery from the city libraries’ computers citing the slippery slope of censorship, the city’s new chief librarian has quietly been revisiting the idea.City librarian Jill Bourne said she generally does not favor censorship of the Internet on public computers, except when it comes to complying with state laws that protect children from pornography.”To me this is not a political issue,” she said. “It’s an operational issue.” (via ContraCostaTimes.com)

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After weeks of delays, San Jose State U. releases research report on online courses

“San Jose State University on Wednesday quietly released the full research report on the for-credit online courses it offered this spring through the online education company Udacity. The report, marked by delays and procedural setbacks, suggests it may be difficult for the university to deliver online education in this format to the students who need it most.” (via Inside Higher Ed)

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