Thursday, 4 April 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Apr 8 2018 - 8:30pm ET with special guest chatter Danielle from LinkedIn

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TOPIC

LinkedIn for Library Professionals - how to make the most of it


What does your LinkedIn Profile say about you? What should it say? Come see a live demo and hear some tips to improve your profile and learn how to “get viewed”. LinkedIn is a platform for connecting, networking, learning, and developing your personal brand. I am excited to share some knowledge with you and to offer a 6-month subscription to LinkedIn Pro to one participant (via a raffle). Danielle is currently a Customer Success Manager with LinkedIn Learning, working with large companies who value learning for their employees/organizations. She earned her MSLIS from Long Island University and has worked in many types of libraries including public, legal, corporate, The American Museum of Natural History (her favorite), and a high school (her most challenging). To learn more check out her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellerfrancis/ and ask questions on the chat April 8th.

Danielle is going to run the chat on two fronts, as standard you'll be able to participate on Twitter, but she has also set up a web conference through Webex. Here's the access information for joining the Webex meeting:

Join Webex meeting   Meeting number (access code): 924 689 269 
Meeting password: LinkedIn  
 Join by phone  8662055379 United States Toll Free  +1 3148881153 United States Toll  Global call-in numbers  |  Toll-free calling restrictions  



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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 What is the purpose of LinkedIn? Why do you use it?

Q2  How important is your LinkedIn Profile? For networking, job hunting, personal branding, publishing?

Q3 What is your favorite LinkedIn Group? Any suggestions for other librarians/information professionals?

Q4 You ask the questions. What do you want to know about LinkedIn?


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Saturday, 23 March 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Mar 25 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Planning in-house mini-conferences at your library 


This week's topic is once again inspired by my own current experience, I'm in the process of planning a one-day mini showcase/professional development day/conference on accessibility in my library. So I thought it would be fun and informative to talk about it in chat so we can all share our experiences with one another. After all the library industry does love conferences be they big or small, we run and attend a lot of them!

A conference of our own: Creating an in-house professional development opportunity by Shellie Jeffries and Christina Radisauskas
Event Planning 101: Running a One Day Conference Well via Life & Urbanism
The Time-Crunched Marketer’s Guide to Planning a Successful User Conference in 8 Weeks by Abby Nieten
Considerations and Tips for Planning a Successful Workshop or Mini-Conference 



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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 ever planned or attended a conference at your place of work? Tell us about it.

Q2  Have you ever planned a larger conference? Tell us about your experience.

Q3 What are some practical tips for organizing and running an in-house conference?

Q4 What resources can you suggest for someone planning this type of event for the first time?


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Monday, 4 March 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Mar 11 2018 - 8:30pm ET w/Special Guest chatter!

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TOPIC

Residencies & Fellowships 

Our next chat will be on residences and fellowships led by a guest host, Amanda M. Leftwich. Amanda (@thelibmaven) is the Online Learning Librarian & Diversity Fellow at Montgomery County Community College. Leftwich has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Arcadia University and a Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include intersectional librarian identity, diverse collection development, and mindful practices/strategies in librarianship. She is the creator of @mindfulinlis - a Twitter account dedicated to mindfulness in librarianship.

Amanda has compiled a great list of additional resources on the topic for us all:
ACRL Residency Interest Group https://acrl.ala.org/residency/ 

Alston, J. K. (2015). Interns or professionals? A common misnomer applied to diversity resident librarians can potentially degrade and divide. In R. Hankins & M. Juárez (Eds.), Where are all the librarians of color? The experiences of people of color in academia. Sacramento, Calif.: Library Juice Press.

Alston, J. K. (2017). Causes Of Satisfaction And Dissatisfaction For Diversity Resident Librarians – A Mixed Methods Study Using Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4080

Barrientos, Q. (2018). Finishing up a library residency: My final thoughts [Blog]. Retrieved May 15, 2018, from https://acrlog.org/2018/05/11/finishing-up-a-library-residency-my-final-thoughts/ 

Boyd, A., Blue, Y., & Im, S. (2017). Evaluation of academic library residency programs in the United States for librarians of color. College & Research Libraries, 78(4), 472–511.


Donaldson, K.S. (2018) Recruiting diverse librarians: Residency programs as an entry point to the academic librarian profession in the United States. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 218 - Women, Information and Libraries SIG.http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2223 



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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 What is a library residency or fellowship? What are your views on residencies and/or fellowships in libraries?

Q2  What strategies should one use when applying?

Q3 What are some practical tips for setting goals during the residency/fellowships?

Q4 What resources or advice do you have for future residents and fellows?


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Sunday, 24 February 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Feb 25 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Mentors and mentoring


Having mentors can be a big part of your career, whether they're official or unofficial mentors they help us grow and change as we move through our jobs. Being a mentor is also a big part of moving up as you get more experience/ So let's talk about having mentors and being mentors. I became a Supervisor in 2017, so I've been trying since then to become a better mentor to my student assistants. Last year I read a really good book on the subject: Mentoring and Managing Students in the Academic Library by Michelle Reale

https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/05/31/mentoring-from-both-sides-now/?fbclid=IwAR32P29PHxNtMrWR-WMmHXBH9p34Leg4F7EiuABVdKfRrYAKTZR0XNL-SME
http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/2008/03/15/mentoring-a-valuable-step-in-developing-library-leaders/?fbclid=IwAR1alBI6sIE0JfGvKldisv6XhO1xmWPWxMjxH58ZHEt34mvz_8n15mfTR1w


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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 ever been a mentor or had a good mentor. Please share your experience. 

Q2  For those who had mentors, what were some good qualities of your mentor. Where could improvement be made?

Q3 For those who were mentors, what did you learn from your experience and where did you see areas of improvement for yourself?

Q4 What resources and advice can you share on being a good mentor?


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Monday, 4 February 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Feb 11 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Post-conference chat: Ontario Library Associate Superconference, ALA Midwinter, and SLA Leadership Symposium Edition


January is an incredibly busy month for library conferences. Canada's biggest library conference happened in Toronto, ALA Midwinter was in Seattle, and SLA took over New Orleans. Three conferences, three associations, three different sizes. Let's talk about the many different experiences you all had at those conferences. If you didn't get the chance to attend this year come and see what you missed, and here are the websites to check out in advance:

https://www.olasuperconference.ca/
https://2019.alamidwinter.org/
https://www.slamediaplanner.com/leadership-symposium-1/


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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 Did you go to #SLAleads, #ALAMW19 or #OLASC this year? If yes, what conference and what was your reason for attending?  If not, why not?

Q2  What are your takeaways from  #SLALeads, #OLASC or #ALAMW19 or other conferences and what did you enjoy the most?

Q3 Tell us about someone who you’ve met at #OLASC, #SLAleads or  #ALAMW19 or other conferences and why are they awesome?

Q4 What did you like least/what you’d like to see change about #SLAleads, #OLASC or #ALAMW19 or other conferences for next year?  What were your thoughts on the controversy at #ALAMW19?


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Friday, 1 February 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Feb 4 2018 - 8:30pm ET

crossroads by Carsten Tolkmit via Flikr


TOPIC

Transitioning jobs in the Library and Information Industry


Apologies for the lateness of this post everyone. It was an incredibly hectic month for me at work. Thanks to a suggestion from one of our chatters this week we're going to be discussing transitioning between jobs in the library and information industry, a topic near and dear to my heart as someone who bounced around between areas before finding my niche. Our industry and the work we're capable of doing is so incredibly broad that it makes sense to think about how we can move between realms within it. Here are a whole bunch of interesting articles on the topic:

https://www.libgig.com/librarians-changing-jobs-2018/
http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/2005/04/17/attention-new-librarians-and-career-changers/
http://inalj.com/?p=103224
https://acrlog.org/2014/11/20/transition-making-it-as-a-librarian/
http://www.ala.org/rt/nmrt/news/footnotes/february2014/adaptable-applicants-preparing-change-your-library-path


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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 Let's talk about skills first. What are some of the most transferable skills that a library and information professional has in their arsenal?

Q2  How do you articulate in resumes/cover letters and interviewers how you're going to be able to transfer those skills to a new environment and position?

Q3 What advice do you have for people who are transitioning into a new type of library or information work environment? Have you ever done that? How did it go for you?

Q4 Lastly, let's talk about transitioning into libraries and information work from outside the industry. Tell us about any experience you have doing that.


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Friday, 11 January 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Jan 14 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Libraries, and the US Government Shutdown

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 Are you or anyone you know affected by the government shutdown? Please share.

Q2  Is your library doing anything to help with the government shutdown? Please share.

Q3 What resources can you provide relating to the government shutdown?

Q4 How can we as librarians and info pros advocate for issues related to the government at our jobs and in our community?



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