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San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records
MSS.2015.06.01  
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  • Historical Note
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  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records
    creator: San José State University. School of Library and Information Science
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2015.06.01
    Physical Description: 14 boxes (17.5 linear ft.)
    Date (inclusive): 1935-2010
    Abstract: This collection documents the school’s administration, curriculum, and development of a statewide distance education program. The records consist of correspondence, administrative documents pertaining to accreditation, documents pertaining to curriculum, agendas for campus committee meetings, flyers for student programs and events, newsletters, brochures for conferences and workshops, videotapes, and photographs.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 28A.

    Historical Note

    Started in 1929, the university’s Library Science Department originally focused on the education of school librarians. A Master's degree in Library Science program was created in 1954 and accredited by the American Library Association in 1969. The school began its distance education program in the late 1980s, initially offering classes at California State University, Fullerton, in 1989 and then expanding to other sites throughout Southern California, including Pasadena Public Library, California State University, Northridge, and California State University, San Marcos. As technology advanced, SJSU’s Master’s of Library and Information Science Program became a pioneer in online education, becoming a fully online program by 2009.

    Scope and Contents

    The San José State University (SJSU) School of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Records document the administrative history of SJSU's MLIS program between 1957 and 2010. First accredited in 1969, the program's accreditation was not renewed by the American Library Associaiton (ALA) in 1975. Documents in the collection track the school's successful efforts to achieve reaccreditation and show the school's development and expansion since that time. The records also document the origins and advancement of the school's distance education program in Southern California, and the individuals and institutions contributing to that successful endeavor. This collection also includes materials by the school's different student associations between 1974-2008. The records contained in this collection consist of correspondence, administrative documents pertaining to accreditation, documents pertaining to curriculum, agendas and meeting minutes of campus committees, flyers for events, newsletters, brochures for conferences and workshops, videotapes, and photographs.

    Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into seven series: Series I. Accreditation and Statistical Reports, 1968-2003; Series II. Administration, 1957-2010; Series III. Curriculum, 1963-2005; Series IV. Faculty, 1957-2004; Series V. Students, 1974-2008; Series VI. CSUF, 1998-2001; Series VII. Video Tapes, 1988-2005.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Processing Information

    Collection was originally processed, and finding aid written by Dr. Hansen's student, Feliz Padilla on November 30, 2010.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records, MSS-2015-06-01, San José State University Library, Special Collections and Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San José State University. School of Library and Information Science -- History
    Library Schools -- California -- San Jose -- Records
    Library schools -- Curricula -- California -- San Jose -- Records
    Library schools -- Accreditation -- California -- San Jose -- Records
    Library schools -- Faculty -- California -- San Jose -- Records
    San José State University. School of Library and Information Science