Thursday, 8 August 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Aug 12 2019 - 8:30pm ET #libraries #summerreads2019 #summerreading #2019summerreads

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TOPIC

Adult Summer Reading Programs



You know kids and teens get all the love from public libraries for summer reading. I know, at least around me NONE of the libraries be they public or academic are trying to get young adults and adults reading for pleasure during the summer, and that's a missed opportunity to me. Media outlets love to throw-out posts about summer reading, you've seen them things like top 25 beach reads or 30 Best Summer Reads; and there's even authors getting in on it, this summer I just finished a challenge run by a Canadian author, Melanie Summers (I won haha). I know that I love a challenge and a chance to win a prize, especially if all I have to do is read books I was already planning to read anyway - and I feel like any way we can encourage young adults and adults to read for pleasure is a good thing. And there are libraries that are starting to realise that!

Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton ON
Richmond Public Library, Richmond BC
West Bend Community Memorial Library, West Bend WI
Brampton Public Library, Brampton ON

Here are some other articles on the topic:


  1. How to create your own summer reading syllabus
  2. Library summer reading programs...for adults
  3. 3 Things I learned from running my library's adult summer reading program



PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE'RE CHANGING THE TIME TO 8:30PM ET!


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 thoughts do you have about the idea of running a summer reading program for young adults and adults in an academic library? In a public library?

Q2 Has your library ever considered running/ran a summer library program for young adults or adults? Tell us about the process and the event itself!

Q3 If you could run a summer reading program for young adults or adults how would you do it? What kind of incentives would you offer?

Q4 What do you think needs to be done differently in running summer reading for young adults and adults vs. running it for kids and teens?


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Saturday, 27 July 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Jul 29 2019 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Imposter Syndrome in the Library Industry


We're revisiting a topic we first chatted about back in 2017. Imposter syndrome!

Leigh will be hosting the chat this time around and she's put together a list of a few articles to look into before the chat:


  1. Measuring impostor phenomenon among health sciences librarians
  2. 19 People With Impostor Syndrome Told Us What It Feels Like
  3. 5 Different Types of Imposter Syndrome (and 5 Ways to Battle Each One) 
  4. Is impostor syndrome holding you back at work?



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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 dealt with imposter syndrome? Please share your experience.

Q2 What external triggers do you think cause imposter syndrome? How about internal triggers?

Q3 What advice do you have for dealing with imposter syndrome?

Q4 What resources do you turn to help you cope with imposter syndrome?


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Monday, 1 July 2019

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


TOPIC

POST CONFERENCE CHAT!

That's right folks, it is indeed 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.


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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 a conference this year? If yes, what conference and what was your reason for attending?  If not, why not?

Q2 What are your takeaways from  #SLA2019 or #ALAAC19 or other conferences and what did you enjoy the most?

Q3 Tell us about someone who you’ve met at #SLA2019 or #ALAAC19 or other conferences and why are they awesome?

Q4 What did you like least/what you’d like to see change about #SLA2019 or #ALAAC19 or other conferences for next year?


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Saturday, 15 June 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Jun 17 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Pride Month & Libraries

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 doing something specific/special to mark #pride2019 #pridemonth? If yes, what? If no, why not?

Q2  What does your #library (if anything) do throughout the rest of the year to support #LGBTQIA patrons?

Q3 What is your dream way to acknowledge #pridemonth in your #library in the future?

Q4 How does your #library support #LGBTQIA staff members?


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Friday, 31 May 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon Jun 3 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Non-traditional jobs for Library Professionals


We've discussed this topic before, but not in quite a while from what I can remember, and given that it's the time of year when many new grads are hunting jobs in the industry I thought now was a good time to revive the topic. I've always been a fan of reminding people to remove the "library blinders" and remember that the skills we've trained in and developed in libraries translate very well to a wide variety of "non-traditional" roles in other sectors. I first wrote about that topic for INALJ back in 2013. It's especially relevant these days with the funding cuts we're seeing to all areas of libraries in North America thanks to shifts in Governments. Here are some reference articles for the chat:

https://ischool.syr.edu/infospace/2018/05/24/45-more-non-librarian-jobs-for-mlis-grads/
http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/paths/jobtypes/privatesector
https://medium.com/sjsuischool/5-ways-to-find-non-library-jobs-that-match-your-lis-skills-88562cbfe768


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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 are the skillsets that trained library professionals possess that translate well to jobs that aren't in libraries specifically?

Q2  What sectors and job roles do you think suit library professionals outside of libraries?

Q3 What resources do you use when you're trying to find non-traditional jobs as a library professional?

Q4 Have you ever worked in a non-traditional role? Tell everyone about the non-traditional work that you've done as a library professional and how you feel it related to libraries?


PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING IN ON TWITTER AT 8:30 PM ET NEXT MONDAY, JUNE 3 USING THE #LISPROCHAT HASHTAG. 

Sunday, 19 May 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon May 20 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Measuring Success in Libraries

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 measure success in your library? Give an example of how you do this. If not, how would you do it?

Q2  How can libraries measure their success in this challenging time when their very existence is being questioned?  What makes a library successful?

Q3 What resources do you turn to measure success in your library?

Q4 What advice do you have for measuring success in your library?


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Saturday, 11 May 2019

#LISprochat lead-in - topic & questions for Mon May 13 2018 - 8:30pm ET

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TOPIC

Project Management for Librarians and Info-Pros


Leigh will be running this Monday's chat on project management. Here are some inspiration articles for you all to check out before hand:

https://acrlog.org/2018/02/22/librarianship-and-project-management-skills/

https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/ten-laws-project-management-literature-6968?fbclid=IwAR0deyHcegupsh1xhlByxoEuVgVBU9twl9EI-sE4Oz8f4cUsHwNmBVAhg3c

http://www.ala.org/alcts/library-project-management-101?fbclid=IwAR0NTrLcwi-p6TAhPVcLjXEHVoenQQEAdLCRjCxKNJ96M1_JyRPFx0P6q04

https://hacklibraryschool.com/2012/07/17/librarian-as-project-manager/


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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 your definition of project management and how it relates to librarianship?

Q2  Give an example of when you needed to use project management on the job? What did you learn and were you successful?

Q3 What are some do and don’t when it comes to project management in libraries?


Q4 What are some necessary skills when it comes to project management as a librarian or info pro? 


Q5 What are some good project management resources?



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