Meet-ups Fall 2011

New Student Meet-ups Fall 2011


Use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to get the password for recordings of past sessions.

We are offering a variety of meet-up opportunities for new students to socialize and to discuss topics related to their academic work. There will be two or three peer mentors at each meeting to help facilitate and answer questions. See details below.

See also the list of Spring 2012 Meet-ups

Past workshops:

Technology tools we wish we knew about sooner!

Date: 8/16/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Emily Burkot, Alice Ward, Jeff Sabol, John Macomber
Description: Emily, Alice, Jeff and John will cover using helpful technology tools, such as Elluminate! Publish, RefWorks, Jing &
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Technology Tools recording

Networking, why you should start now.

Date: 8/17/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Amy Luu, Ann McGinley, Staci Novak
Description: Students will learn how to use Linkedin, Facebook and a few other networking tools to connect academically and professionally. Dos and don'ts will be discussed and questions welcomed.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Networking recording

The No Cry Zone: Balancing Parenthood and Grad School.

Date: 8/17/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Peter Hauge, Nikki Reich Bush, Angela Heath
Description: Starting grad school and having kids can seem overwhelming. We'll discuss ways to balance happy kids and a busy academic schedule. We'll also talk about how the field of librarianship relates to children and how pulling from ones own experience as a parent can really help with the program.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the No Cry Zone recording


Date: 8/18/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Loretta Esparza, Ariadna Jimenez-Barrios, Sandy Switzer
Description: Value of internships (on-the-job experience, having a professional mentor, trying out a specific type of library, etc.) along with talking about different types of internships, what's required in the class, showing students where the links are to find internships.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Internships recording

Getting Involved: SLIS Professional Organizations & Conferences

Date: 8/18/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Stacey Nordlund, Kimberly Price, Amy Trulock
Description: Make the most of your SLIS experience by getting involved in one or more of the SLIS organizations, such as the Student Research Journal, LISSTEN, ALASC, ASIS&TSC, & SAASC. Also consider attending a professional conference and begin building your professional network. In this meeting, we'll introduce these organizations to you and share our experiences with these SLIS extracurricular activities.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Getting Involved recording
Slides: Presentation slides [PDF: 17 slides].

Group Collaboration - You Will Survive It!

Date: 8/26/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Georgia Cartner, Joyce Fischer, Shannon Stalter, Luana Darby
Description: Group collaboration is a necessary element in your time in SLIS. Juggling time zones, work tasks, deadlines and more can be a bit tricky. Learn how to start things off the right way. The use of organizational tools and communication mediums will be discussed to help make you a success.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Group Collaboration recording

Career Pathways

Date: 9/1/2011
Peer Mentor(s): Donna Leaf, Marita Johnson, Toni Rodriguez
Description: What can you do with an MLIS? We'll explore some of the avenues an MLIS opens for you and discuss some of the courses at SLIS that will help lead you there.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to the Career Pathways recording

Our Crazy Lives: How to Incorporate School into the Rest of Our Lives

Date: 9/3/2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. PDT
Peer Mentor(s): Stephanie Hardy, Thom Tran
Description: Managing and organizing life and school work is a challenge. We'll discuss time management, support systems, and organization to not only survive, but succeed at SLIS.
Elluminate Recording: Listen to Our Crazy Lives recording