Month: April 2015
“So You’re Graduating? Now What?”
Finally, after years of hard work, you are now getting your library degree. You might be very excited to jump into the library workforce but what if you don’t know what type of library you want to work at/in? If you don’t have library experience, do you ever wonder how you can qualify for librarian jobs? Do you know what you need to land an interview and a job offer? Do you want to expand your professional network? Considering joining the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) as they discuss these questions and how ALCTS can help or support you.
When: Wednesday, April 29th, at 2 p.m. EST
ANMIG officers will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Come chat with ANMIG peers and calm your fears. Regina Gong, ANMIG Member-at-large and Katy Holder, ANMIG Student Liaison (who’s going to graduate with her MLIS in May) will be the hosts. This chat is open to all ALA members.
- Please note that you must join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) before you can join the chat, which is easy! Go to http://connect.ala.org/node/85257 and click the “Join” box under the search box in the left hand menu.
- Once you’ve joined the community, you can join the chat here: http://connect.ala.org/node/238214
“That Twitter Thing: Meaning and Method Behind Micro-blogging in Public Libraries”
A research seminar sponsored by the Department of Library and Information Studies.
Speaker: Mary Cavanagh, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: 200G Baldy
Find the abstract of this seminar, along with a short biography here.
The talk will be recorded and made available to those who are unable to attend.
All LIS Department students and staff are cordially invited to:
Future Librarians Day (FLD) 2015
Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Place: UB North, Student Union Rm 210
Time: 10:00 am begins, panels until 3:00 pm
Feel free to come for all or one panel. Lunch at noon from Franco’s (subs).
Saturday, April 25th the student chapter of ALA at the University of North Texas in Denton will host All Schools’ Day from 1:00- 6:00 p.m. All elements of the event will have online participation opportunities available. The theme is “Libraries Build Communities”.
Check out the LISSA ASD Flyer for more information.
There are some amazing resources now available for LIS students in the brand new Student Member section of the YALSA website. This page contains important information that will enhance your YALSA membership. It provides links to student resources such as membership benefits, how to become involved, how to publish with YALSA, and all-important job search and career resources. It is one-stop spot to support your professional development opportunities as you launch your career in teen services.
Choose Privacy Week is an ongoing ALA initiative that invites people into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.
Head over to chooseprivacyweek.org to find more information on how you can take action and get involved.