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Second #SLAtalk scheduled on April 9th

“#SLAtalk: What would you tell your past MLIS-student self?”

The second #SLAtalk seeks participation from all information professionals as well as current students at graduate schools of library and information science.

2 choices on Tuesday, April 9th:
Session #1 at 18:30 GMT (1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific)
Session #2 at 00:00 GMT (7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific)

Questions to Answer:

  1. What subjects or skills do you wish you were taught or exposed to in LIS school?
    -Session #1: 18:30 – 18:45 GMT
    -Session #2: 00:00 – 00:15 GMT
  2. What was your favorite class or project in LIS school? How have you applied what you learned to your career?
    -Session #1: 18:45 – 19:00 GMT
    -Session #2: 00:15 – 00:30 GMT
  3. What formal supplemental education, if any, have you pursued after LIS school?
    -Session #1: 19:00 – 19:15 GMT
    -Session #2: 00:30 – 00:45 GMT
  4. What recommendations would you give an LIS school student?
    -Session #1: 19:15 – 19:30 GMT
    -Session #2: 00:45 – 01:00 GMT

Prepare with some light reading:

Preparing Future Professionals through Broad Competency Planning,” from the Jan/Feb ’12 issue of Information Outlook.
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Check out “How to #SLAtalk” for helpful tips, as well as the recap of the first installment to see example-tweets from several participants.

Following the session:
Check the SLA Blog post after the #SLAtalk, where we’ll post some of the best ideas that you all have tweeted. Notice your tweet being favorited from @SLAhq?
Your handle and tweet will be posted to the SLA Blog!

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