Thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services , Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science at San JosÃ© State University, is guiding the Catalyst Project, an exploration regarding how residency programs can support libraries’ efforts to integrate emerging technology.
Together with project partners, Hirsh will conduct an in-depth exploration of a new residency model for recent Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) graduates. The residency model will focus on embedding new graduates with technology skills into a range of library settings, supporting the libraries’ efforts to investigate and implement new technology to better serve their communities.
The overarching goal of the project is to build a replicable residency program model aimed at helping library leaders integrate emerging technology in diverse types of libraries. The project partners also hope to learn more about how to build effective and sustainable residency programs.