Meet-ups Fall 2018

New Student Meet-ups Fall 2018

Peer mentors for INFO 203 will conduct these sessions for new students in August. 

Recordings of the meet-ups will be posted to the Fall 2018 Meet-up Recordings page as they become available.

RSVP for meet-up sessionsRSVPs for each session will close approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting


Ins and Outs of Collaborating with Web-based Tools
8/8/2018; 11:00 AM (PDT)
Peer mentors conducting this session:  Jasdeep Kaur, Leah Reinsager, Lingsze Wong

New to online collaboration? In this session, we will share tips and demonstrate how to use web-based tools such as Google Docs, Zoom, Canvas discussion, and highlight some other tools that may be useful when collaborating on group projects. What to expect? Not only will you be watching us demonstrate Google Doc, we will also provide a quick hands-on exercise to get you prepared and ready for future collaborations. This session will be 45 minutes of instructions and hands-on exercise.

See the recording of this session. Use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access the page.


Tips and Tricks for Creating a School/Work/Life Balance
8/9/2018; 6:00 PM (PDT)
Peer mentors conducting this session:  Josephine Monaghan, Caroline Sinay Gudiel, Maishor Vue

Don’t be overwhelmed with school, join us to learn some tips and tricks to create a healthy school, work, and life balance. We’ll go over the most important features in Canvas both desktop and mobile device app, how to figure out your study schedule, and a crash course in how to optimize Canvas Discussions (e.g., how to embed images, videos, links). We will also go over healthy self-care habits, and how to beat stress and loneliness in this online environment, and resources for creating a healthy balance.  Drop on by and join us for this 45 minute session. You’ll not only get to hear some valuable veteran advice but you’ll also get a chance to meet other MLIS incoming students. Can’t wait to meet you all! Cheers!

See the recording of this session. Use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access the page.


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Getting the Most Out of your Group Assignments
8/10/2018; 6:00 PM (PDT)
Peer mentor conducting this session:  Julie Sanchez

As an online student, most of your courses will contain an element of teamwork. This Meet-up will give you some strategies for working with a virtual team, and help you navigate the challenges of different time zones, collaborating as a team, and ensuring that the workload is distributed fairly. Learning to be a good team member is an invaluable tool in your librarian toolkit, and it's a skill you will practice frequently throughout this program.

See the recording of this session. Use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access the page.


Crash Course in Academic Writing...Where Nobody Gets Hurt!
8/11/2018; 10:00 AM (PDT)
Peer mentor conducting this session:  Kristina Naftzger

If you’re feeling daunted by the prospect of flexing your academic writing muscles after time away from the classroom, this may be the session for you! We’ll cover some of the basics, from writing a solid literature review (wait, what’s a literature review??) to the importance of concision (academic writing’s unsung hero), and discuss a host of other tips and tricks in an informal, supportive, student-to-student setting. As an added bonus, the counter-intuitive epiphany that changed my academic writing forever will be revealed! Tune in for a one-hour refresher with time for questions...and reassurance!

See the recording of this session. Use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access the page.



E-portfolio Advice from your Future iSchool Self (Or, how to stave off a panic attack three years from now!)
8/12/2018; 6:30 PM (PDT)
Peer mentors conducting this session:  Michael Cunningham, Valerie Horobik, Salam Salman

You’ve heard of this thing called the E-portfolio, right? Maybe it’s already a source of fear and anxiety. Maybe you prefer the “ignorance is bliss” approach of avoiding it for a couple of years. Take it from us, folks (almost) on the other side of this final hurdle of the MLIS, that you don’t need to panic or hide from it. We’re here to tell you that there is much that can be done now and throughout your time in the program to ease your workload 40 credits from now. Join us for this interactive 45-minute session in which we share our wisdom on course planning, experience and evidence gathering, and avoidance of *face palm* catastrophic data loss. We will introduce you to iSchool planning tools that will become your faithful companions as well as sharing some of our personal strategies for keeping it all straight. Hope to see you there!

See the recording of this session. Use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access the page.



Get Connected: Professional Associations and Student Groups
Tuesday 8/14; 5:30 PM PDT
Peer mentors conducting this session: Kejo Buchanan, Jessica Clark, Olivia Howard

Want to meet other people in the program? Want a chance to practice or gain new skills? This session will highlight specific experiences on getting connected with associations and groups to build experience, awareness, and network with fellow librarians and information professionals.  Bring your curiosity and questions about the benefits of membership and join the discussion.

RSVPs are now closed for this session. A link to the recording will be posted here.


How to Get Real-Life Experience When You Have None
8/15/2018; 6:30 PM (PDT)
Peer mentors conducting this session:  Anne Armacost, Aja Lee, Kyle Moreno

So you’ve decided to become a librarian but have no experience other than recommending books to your friends and family and putting mileage on your library card? Are you curious about how to start looking for experience, whether it’s volunteering or at an internship? In this 45 minute session, you’ll hear from students who have been where you are and how they were able to start gaining experience in the real world while still in graduate school.

RSVP for this meet-up session.



See the recorded sessions from the previous semester. (The iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to access the recordings.)


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