Meet-ups Fall 2012

New Student Meet-ups Fall 2012

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.

Students may RSVP for more than one session.

Can't attend a session of interest? Links to recordings will be posted on this page.

Upcoming Workshops

All meet-ups for this semester have concluded. See the list below to access recordings.

 

Past Workshops

Monday, Aug. 13; 7:00 PM PDT
Tailoring Course Assignments: A smart strategy to use assignments in the real world
Make your course assignments authentic solutions to real problems.  Learn how 3 SLIS students put their course assignments to work in their current jobs.
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Ruth Bender, Jolene Finn, and Jonine Bergen
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Tuesday, Aug. 14; 6:00 pm PDT
Virtual Organization
Save yourself from drowning in information! Learn how to manage your email, course materials, discussion boards, and more.
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Amy Brinkley and Sara La Fever
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Thursday, August 16; 7:00 pm PDT
Virtual Teamwork: Tales from the Survivors
Group work is hard! And you are going to be getting a lot of it here at SLIS. Stop by our meet-up and pick up some tales from the survivors as well as a tip or two on popular collaboration tools you can use for your upcoming group assignments. You can do it!
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Arthur Fields, Zem Lee and Camerin Poulson
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)  

Sunday, August 19; 1:30 pm PDT
Getting Good at Google Searching: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Ever wonder if there just isn't a better way to find the info you need using Google?  We will help you become an incredible Google Searcher in no time!
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Kathy Dart, Barb Mack, and Lisa Houde
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Tuesday, August 21; 7:00 pm PDT
What Are You Going to Do With That Degree?
“Just what are you going to do with that degree?” Find out about careers you can have with your MLIS, from public school librarian to top-secret information-keeper at the CIA.
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Lena Ryberg and Vy Nguyen
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Sunday, August 26; 1:30 pm PDT
Social Media Sites and Work: Professional Blunder or Benefit?
Peer Mentor conducting this session: Jessica Thurston
We've all heard the horror stories about the inappropriate Facebook post about the boss and how that usually ends, but can networking with co-workers and "friend"-ing your boss be beneficial to your career? Join this meet-up to see if you can pick up some good tips!
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)  

Saturday, September 1; 5:00 pm PDT
Collaborate in Collaborate! How to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging
Chances are you'll be giving presentations in Collaborate during your SLIS career.  Come play with all the neat Collaborate tools and learn how to make those presentations fun and engaging for everyone!
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Kristen Hylton and LeAnne Acox
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Sunday, September 2; 10 am PDT
Time Management for SLIS Success
Set yourself up for success!  Three working SLIS students will demonstrate proven methods to organize and prioritize your work load in order to always be ahead of the game.
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Donella Dorn, Rebecca Machetta, and Jessica Creighton
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

Saturday, September 8; 1:30 pm PDT
Google Docs for Collaboration
Peer Mentors conducting this session: Chao Vang, Rosalinda Gonzalez, and John Savercool
Listen to the recording (use the current SLIS Restricted Materials login to access the recordings page)

 

See also the Spring 2012 Meet-up Listing.