Upcoming #AskAnArtLibrarian Twitter Chat!

This upcoming twitter chat looks like it will be a great event! Read more about it below, and contact shawnte.santos[at]gmail.com to learn more.
San Jose State University’s iSchool SLA student group is committed to supporting the interests of our members by offering innovative programming related to special librarianship. To this end, we are pleased to present a series of Twitter chats with librarians from various disciplines allowing students to connect with those in their areas of interest and ask questions about what it’s like to work in the field.On November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST), our program topic will be #AskAnArtLibrarian, a fun and informal event allowing students to interact with art and visual resources librarians from around the country. We invite you to join us, whether you are a librarian who wants to answer questions and talk about your career path, a student with an interest in art and visual resources librarianship, or just interested in the arts in general.

 
We will be publicizing the event on our website and Facebook pages, and if you’d like your name and institution to be listed, or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at:shawnte.santos[at]gmail.com
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September 22nd: #SLAtalk goes back to school

http://librarysherpa.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/slatalk_22sept2014/

#SLAtalk: Live and Learn!

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”

http://www.sla.org/slatalk-plus-slatalk-archives/

 

►        Follow @SLAhq and @INALJchat – and use hashtag #SLAtalk / #INALJchat to be a part of the conversation!

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.


August 19th: #SLATalk tackles entrepreneurship

Short notice, but the Twitter-advice-fest that is #SLATalk is happening tomorrow, August 19th at 3:00 pm EDT – 4:00pm EDT. As it’s pursuant to some of the other content [I made] on this blog, I thought I’d pass it along!

#SLAtalk: Trailblazing! Info Pros and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Join @SLAhq and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (@AIIP) for an hour-long Twitter chat about what it takes to be a trailblazing information professional. Whether you are already an independent info pro, looking for a career change or are leading the pack from within your company, share how you exemplify an entrepreneurial spirit within your industry.
Tuesday, August 19th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare

 

►        New to doing a Twitter chat? Take a look at “How to #SLAtalk” http://www.sla.org/slatalk-plus-slatalk-archives/

►        Follow @SLAhq and @AIIP – and use hashtag #SLAtalk to be a part of the conversation!

 

Q1       (first 15 minutes)        Talk about an entrepreneurial break-through moment in your career. If you own your own research business, how did you win your first client? If you provide in-house services to a company, how did you “sell” your services to an important member of the organization? Or, how did you gain the support needed to undertake an important project?

Q2       (second 15 minutes)    Personal branding. Whether you work independently or in-house, how do you make yourself known? More than just marketing, how do you be a self-starting, risk tolerant and just an all-around go-getter in order to be a trailblazing info pro?

Q3       (third 15 minutes)       If you’re thinking about making the leap into the independent info pro world, what tips or advice would you like to know? If you are already independent, what would you tell someone new to your professional community?

Q4       (fourth 15 minutes)     What are some best practices to having an entrepreneurial spirit? What are some skills, mantras or attitudes one can create and maintain for themselves in order to keep the spirit alive?

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

≪ Professional Development Reading List Klaxon
Brush up on what it means to be an entrepreneur with some of these articles below:


SLA@Pratt annual Skill Share Fair

SLA@Pratt annual Skill Share Fair is coming up!

This year, the Fair will take place on Friday, April 15th from 4-6pm on the 6th floor of the Pratt Manhattan Center.

The Fair will consist of panel discussion from varying realms of the SLA universe, as well as one-on-one speed mentoring sessions by working professionals spanning the spectrum of the special libraries field.

Attendees that are not Pratt students or affiliates must RSVP with Aurelia, amoser@pratt.edu, to be cleared with security prior to admittance to the event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any SLA@Pratt officer here: http://mysite.pratt.edu/~sla/officers.html.

SLA@Pratt annual Skill Share Fair
Friday, April 15th from 4-6pm
PMC, 144 West 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
in Manhattan, NYC

(h/t Antonio DeRosa, SLA@Pratt, VP of PR)


SLA Travel Grant for non-G8 Librarian

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS BY SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION DIVISION OF MUSEUMS, ART AND HUMANITIES TRAVEL GRANT TO ATTEND THE 100th SLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN WASHINGTON, DC, USA JUNE 14-17, 2009

The Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities (MAHD) of SLA will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to $2,000.00 US for a professional librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference. The awardee will also receive free registration to the conference and to all MAHD ticketed events and will be expected to attend all MAHD programs and events.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION December 31, 2008

Click here for more information: http://units.sla.org/division/dmah/Travel%20Grant.htm