2004 Annual Report

SJSU SLIS is a commuter school. It offers classes at several California State University campuses. SJSU is the main site; CSU Fullerton is where the majority of “Distance Education” classes are held. Because of this, we have two SAASC branches; a North Branch – based at SJSU, and a South Branch – based at CSU Fullerton.

Our web site: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/saasc/index.htm

Members for 2004 - 2005

122 students of San José State University School of Library and Information Science are currently enrolled on the SAASC Blackboard site. Not all students are confirmed members of SAA.

Officers for 2004-2005

  • Debra Hansen, Faculty Advisor
  • Paula Little, Chair (as of January 2005)
  • Sherry Manning, Vice Chair
  • Catherine Heridis, Secretary
  • Celma Luster, Events Coordinator – North Branch
  • Leti Polizzi, Events Coordinator – South Branch
  • Skye Lacerte, Web site Manager


Summary list of our activities since our formation in the fall of 2002


  • May 15, 2005: Talk by Mary Jo Pugh at SJSU
  • March 17, 2005: Tour of Stanford University Archives, Special Collections
  • May 14, 2004: Tour of the Environmental Design Archives with Archivist, Waverly Lowell
  • April 17, 2004: Tour of History San Jose with Archivist, Paula Jabloner
  • March 9, 2004: Tour of the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives with Historian, Lynn Downey
  • February 8, 2004: Tour of the San Francisco Aviation Library & Museum, with Librarian, Christine Harris
  • November 15, 2003: Tour of Special Collections (including the Bay Area Television Archives) at San Francisco State University with Archivist, Helene Whitson
  • May 20, 2003: Tour of the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley with Jason Sanders & Sarah Ziebell Mann
  • March 29, 2003: Tour of NARA in San Bruno with Archivist, David Piff. • February 15, 2003: Talk given by Paper Conservator, Kathleen Orlenk
  • November 9, 2002: Talk given by UC Berkeley Pictorial Archivist, Mary Elings
  • October 19, 2002: Tour of SJSU Archives & Special Collections with Archivist, Steve Groth.



  • March 16, 2005: Tour of the Margaret Herrick Library, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • October 23, 2004: Tour of the Fort Mac Arthur Museum
  • March 10, 2004: Tour of MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] Archives
  • March 6, 2004: Presentation with Kathryn Neal, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at San Diego State University s Special Collections & University Archives, about opportunities in SAA
  • October 4, 2003: Talk given by Loren Pigniolo about the identification and care of photographic materials
  • June 7, 2003: Tour of Lincoln Memorial Shrine at the A.K.Smiley Public Library in Redlands
  • May 21, 2003: Tour of Getty Conservation Institute's Collections & Objects Lab with Senior Scientist David Scott
  • April 30, 2003: Tour of University Of California Library Bindery
  • April 2, 2003: Tour of LA Museum of Contemporary Art
  • February 22, 2003: Tour of the Huntington Library with Curator of Manuscripts, Mary Roberts