Sunday, 26 July 2020

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Jul 27 & Wed Aug 5 2020 - 8:30pm ET



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TOPIC

Research as a Librarian

I'm in my 3rd semester of my MLIS and I just submitted my first research paper of the program. I haven't taken the intro to research course yet and it's been a good 10 years since I had to write a paper so needless to say I was feeling very rusty and unsure about the expectations.

I thought that would make for an interesting topic. So let's talk about what kinds of research you did in your programs. Let's talk about what kinds of research you're doing/have done in your jobs (or if you even have to).


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QUESTIONS


We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.

Q1 Do you have to engage in research related activities in your current job? What about past jobs?

Q2 What kinds of research are you doing? How? What topics?

Q3 Tell us about the research projects and papers that you did in library school?

Q4 Are you required to get published for your current job? Have you been published? Share your publications with us.


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Thursday, 9 July 2020

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for ANNUAL CONFERENCE CHAT Mon Jul 13 & Wed Jul 22 2020 - 8:30pm ET

"Video conference online" by Alexandra_Koch

TOPIC

POST CONFERENCE CHAT!

Hard to believe it but it's that time of year again. The time of year where we run our annual feature to help those of you who went to either SLA Annual or ALA Annual share what you learned with your colleagues who for whatever reason could not/did not attend. This way those of us who were #ALAleftbehind/#SLAleftbehind can still can some benefits from those sweet, sweet sessions, panels, and presentations.

With the proliferation of virtual conferences this year please feel free to come and discuss any other conferences you've been to lately! I myself will be talking about the OTN 2020 Summit, SUNLYA2020 and ABC Copyright 2020.


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QUESTIONS


We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.

Q1 Have you done a virtual conference this year? If yes, what conference and what was your reason for attending?  If not, why not?

Q2 What are your takeaways from  #infotrends2020 #SLAinfotrends or #ALAvirtual20 or other conferences and what did you enjoy the most?

Q3 Tell us about someone who you’ve met at #infotrends2020 #SLAinfotrends or #ALAvirtual20 or other conferences and why are they awesome?

Q4 What did you like least/what you’d like to see change about #infotrends2020 #SLAinfotrends or #ALAvirtual20 or other conferences for next year?


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Friday, 19 June 2020

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Monday June 22 & Thursday July 2 2020 - 8:30pm ET

"BIPOC + Trans Inclusive Pride Flag" from New Pride Flag

TOPIC


Intersectionality: Resources and program sharing for Black Lives Matter, National Indigenous History Month (Canada) and Pride Month


The Black Lives Matter movement is at the core of our collective consciousness right now, and we here at #LISprochat adamantly support the cause. In addition to BLM programming June was already usually a big month for library programs with it being both international Pride month and Canada's National Indigenous History Month. So Leigh and I thought we'd brainstorm programming ideas and resources for discussing BLM, National Indigenous History Month, and Pride month with our library users. We've decided to re-frame this conversation to look at these three important topics from an intersectional perspective. We acknowledge they are all important topics deserving of individual chats in their own right, but having intersectional conversations is equally important.

Here's some pre-chat reading on the subject:


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QUESTIONS


We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.

Q1 Has your library planned any programming for the. black lives matter movement, indigenous history month or pride month?

Q2 What reading recommendations do you have for the black lives matter movement, indigenous history month or pride month?

Q3 What resources do you recommend for the black lives matter movement, indigenous history month or pride month?

Q4 What advice do you have for librarians advocating for the black lives matter movement, indigenous history month and pride month?


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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

#LISprochat with the Experts - questions for Wednesdayday June 17 2020 - 8:30pm ET

"Question mark illustration," by Pixabay licensed with CC0

TOPIC


A Q&A With Stefanie Maclin-Hurd, ILS Support Librarian


Stefanie Maclin-Hurd (she/her) currently works as the ILS Support Librarian for the WAGGIN District (Washington, Greene, Fayette Counties) in SW Pennsylvania. Previously, she has worked at an IT Marketing Company, Oil and Gas Company, a Digital Publishing Company, and in academic libraries. She completed her MLIS with a specialization in Archives from Simmons College (now Simmons University) in 2010. She also completed a Certificate in Digital Services and Emerging Technologies from SJSU. She is the SLA Pittsburgh Community President, founded the Working Parents and Caregivers Group, and a former President of the SLA New England Community. 


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QUESTIONS

Here are the questions that Stefanie will be answering for us. If time allows we'll also open up the conversation for any other questions that may come to you all during the chat!

Q1 Why did you decide to go to library school? 

Q2 What do you like best about your current job?

Q3 What led you to the niche of systems support?

Q4 What courses/professional development activities would you recommend for someone interested in getting into ILS support?


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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

#LISprochat with the Experts - bio & question call for Wednesdayday June 17 2020 - 8:30pm ET

"Question mark illustration," by Pixabay licensed with CC0

TOPIC


A Q&A With Stefanie Maclin-Hurd, ILS Support Librarian


Stefanie Maclin-Hurd (she/her) currently works as the ILS Support Librarian for the WAGGIN District (Washington, Greene, Fayette Counties) in SW Pennsylvania. Previously, she has worked at an IT Marketing Company, Oil and Gas Company, a Digital Publishing Company, and in academic libraries. She completed her MLIS with a specialization in Archives from Simmons College (now Simmons University) in 2010. She also completed a Certificate in Digital Services and Emerging Technologies from SJSU. She is the SLA Pittsburgh Community President, founded the Working Parents and Caregivers Group, and a former President of the SLA New England Community. 

Submit questions you'd like Stefanie to discuss as comments on this post and we'll choose some together and post them in advance of the chat.


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Sunday, 31 May 2020

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Monday June 1 & Wednesday June 10 2020 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Re-opening of Libraries

Libraries are starting to talk about re-opening and it's important that we discuss how that's going to happen, what it's going to look like and how to do that safely. For the month of June we're trying out a new experiment we're going to run each chat twice, on the first week we'll run it on the Monday at 8:30 and then the next week we'll run it again at 8:30 on the Wednesday. Our Wednesday chat in May worked so well we wanted to give it a shot and see what it could be like if we tried to do both.

Here's some pre-chat reading on the subject:


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QUESTIONS


We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.

Q1 Is your library in the process of reopening? Yes or no and what date?

Q2 Is your library going to be fully open? Are you doing curbside? What types of programs are you doing for your patrons?

Q3 What changes will you be making to your library policies and what are you doing to ensure the safety of your patrons and staff?

Q4 If you are a library in the process of reopening, what recommendations do you have for libraries going to be doing this in the future? 


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Monday, 18 May 2020

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Wednesday May 20 2020 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Staying professionally engaged while working from home

As COVID-19 continues to keep us at home, let's talk about how everyone is trying to stay engaged professionally whether they're working from home or currently furloughed. 


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QUESTIONS


We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.

Q1: How are staying professionally connected and engaged while at home right now?

Q2: How have you been finding out about digital opportunities and what are your go-to resources?

Q3 What kinds of virtual opportunities would you like to see for LIS pros now and in the future?

Q4 Do you think virtual conference experiences could become the new normal? Do you think they should be?


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