SLIS Students Gain Valuable Presentation Skills

iStudent Blog Julia-Chambers

As the writer for the SLIS Community Profiles, which features outstanding SLIS students and alum, I’m constantly inspired by fellow SLIS students and alum who are courageous enough to speak at professional conferences and present webinars.

Take SLIS student Zem Lee , who served as a SLIS Peer Mentor for LIBR 203 students this past semester. Not only did she use the skills she learned as a Peer Mentor to moderate sessions at this year’s Library 2.012 Woldwide Virtual Conference, but she also co-presented a recent webinar for new students entitled, Do This, Not That! Tips Every New Student Needs to Know to Succeed & Shine!  (Be sure to watch this one before classes start – you’ll gain both confidence and skills.)

SLIS alum Donna Frederick, an active member of the Distributed Research and Writing Group for the School’s student-alum organization iSchoolConnext, joined the research efforts of SLIS faculty member Kristen Rebmann to identify career trends in Distance Librarianship. Then she co-presented her findings, along with several other SLIS students at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Check out their presentation: Who is the Distance Learning Librarian? Exploring Job Announcements to Understand Evolving Professional Roles.

Other SLIS students (Joy Rodriguez, Collin Rickman, Jonathan Pacheco Bell, and Julie Whitehead) working as Research Assistants with Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Bernier, presented new research findings about Young Adult public library spaces in their presentation “Commandeering a Coal Bin…and Other Surprising Research Findings in Young Adult Public Library Spaces.”

By the way, these SLIS students are polished in their presentation styles, so I really encourage you to watch their presentations on the links shared above – they will inspire your own future presentations!

I’d love to hear your reaction to the students’ presentations. Post them here!

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