Meet-ups Spring 2016

New Student Meet-ups Spring 2016

Peer mentors for INFO 203 presented a series of meet-ups prior to the start of the spring semester. See the session descriptions below and review thelist of the recorded sessions. (The iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to access the page.)

 

(Tech) Tool Time
Friday, January 15, 2 pm PT

So many tech tools, so little time! Jessica and Christine will provide a quick run-through on a few tools you'll find particularly helpful for your time with the iSchool. We'll cover how to use Doodle to coordinate your team meetings and ways to utilize Wix for blogging. We’ll also demonstrate how to make full use of the Canvas app and using Diigo to organize all those valuable bookmarks you're collecting.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Jessica Geiss and Christine Nutile

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Writing an Annotated Bibliography and a Literature Review Paper
Monday, January 18, 6 pm PST

If you have never written an annotated bibliography or a literature review paper before and don't know what they are, this is the session for you! Or if you have written one and want to get better, come here too!

Peer mentor conducting this session: Justin Choi

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Internships
Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 pm PST

Want to put your classroom knowledge to work while gaining real-world library experience and course credit? Consider doing an internship while in school! SJSU has a great database of internship sites you can apply to and work for on site or virtually. Maybe you have never worked in a library before starting your MLIS. Maybe you want to test the waters in an academic library, or different type of setting like a museum. Maybe you have not even considered an internship yet! We hope you do and join us in this session for an introduction to iSchool internships.

Peer mentor conducting this session:

Melody Tehrani

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How to Do it All: School-Life Balance
Thursday, January 21, 5:30 pm PST

School, work, family, friends, fun, how can you fit it all in? It IS possible to work full-time and attend online school full-time without isolating yourself from family and friends. The key is time management! In this session, Jenny, Kari, and Sabrina will share the tips and tools that have helped them find success with their school-life balance.

Peer mentors conducting this session:Kari Nelson, Jenny Clark, & Sabrina Tusing

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Back Up Your Work
Friday, January 22, 2 pm PST

Avoid the nightmare of losing your work. Julia will provide you with some tools and tips on how to keep it all safe and sound throughout the program./p>

Peer mentor conducting this session: Julia Layne

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Eating, Snacking, and Exercising While in School
Monday, January 25, 4 pm PST

It's so easy to fall into bad habits and grab a quick meal at a drive-through while working full time, going to school, perhaps raising a family, caring for a home, and being a good friend. Keeping your body healthy is important for ensuring you have the energy to "do it all." We will provide tips for snacking, staying awake, and prioritizing your health during busy times. Come share your own experiences and "short cuts" to quick, delicious, easy, and awesome "busy people" food and exercise regimens!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Cindy Koy & Lyn Drewien

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The Nitty Gritty: Research Tips, Info-285 Research Methods & the Thesis Option
Tuesday, January 26, 6 pm PST

Join Brittany & Brooke for tips on research, including good sites and ways to make research easier. We'll also discuss the different sections of Info-285 and why we chose the thesis option.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Brittany Hershman & Brooke Heskett

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See also the Fall 2015 and Spring 2015 meet-up listings (including links to recordings).

 

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