September 22nd: #SLAtalk goes back to schoolPosted: September 18, 2014
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
It’s the “Back to School” edition of #SLAtalk! Whether you are currently a library school student or an experienced info pro, continuing education and professional development are crucial for a successful career. We’re thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at INALJ.com to bring you an hour-long Twitter chat about learning and keeping your skills sharp. Don’t be too cool for school, join us for #SLAtalk and be voted “Most Likely to Succeed!”
Monday, September 22nd
● Session 1 – 3:00 pm EDT (Use hashtag #SLAtalk)
● Session 2 – 9:00 pm EDT (Use hashtag #INALJchat)
What time is that where you are?
► New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk”
Q1 (first 15 minutes) : For current MLIS students, which courses are you most excited about this term? If you’re out of school, which courses did you feel helped you the most with your job or career?
Q2 (second 15 minutes) : Whether it’s at a conference or a webinar, which professional development topics are vital for your continuing education? Which topics are yesterday’s news? What isn’t being covered that you’d like to see?
Q3 (third 15 minutes) : Do you feel that library school prepares (or, did prepare) you for the working world? What are library schools doing to connect students with jobs? What can be done better?
Q4 (last 15 minutes) : How do you see library/info science education programs changing? How do you think library education programs could improve?
Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.