Meet-Ups Spring 2021

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Peer mentors for INFO 203 will conduct the following sessions for new students in January. Each session will be recorded and links to the recordings will be posted on this page.

RSVPs are now closed. Links to recordings of the sessions will be added as they become available.

 

Expanding Your Circle: How to Network in Grad School
January 12; 5:30 PM Pacific Time

Itching to make professional connections in the library world? Want to link up with others who have similar ambitions? Join peer mentor Samantha Hamilton as she shares how you can expand your circle and start networking early in grad school through iSchool student groups, internships, voluntary experiences, and more!

Peer mentor conducting this session: Samantha Hamilton

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Balancing Life and School
January 13; 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Daily life is already busy enough as it is. Let’s talk about how you can balance home, work, and school without going crazy.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Peter Snow, Karina Reyes

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Introduction to Collaborative Programs
January 13; 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Learn more about collaborative programs such as Google Slides, Google Sites, & Google Docs and why they are important to your academic studies.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Jenna Columbia, Briana Daly, Christina Young

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

LinkedIn – Student Edition: More Than a Resume
January 14; 3:30 PM Pacific Time

Many students do not think about LinkedIn until it’s time to job hunt. Did you know that LinkedIn is more than a digital resume? Learn the features of LinkedIn offered to SJSU students that can help you stand out and network in the LIS community.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Ariell Lomax, Jenelle Klavenga

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Be your Most Productive Self: Tools and Tips for Staying on Track, Staying Focused, and Finishing on Time
January 15; 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Hear from three very personable and charismatic Peer Mentors about their favorite productivity tool. At this optional meetup, you will hear about the benefits of using Trello, Todoist, and nice and reliable paper planners. The group will provide insight and inspiration about the best ways to use each of these tools to conquer your schoolwork.

Peer mentors conducting this session: Sarah Honaker, David Martinez, Tiffany Sutherland

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

When Will I Ever Use This? All the Time! Getting Digitally Organized as an Online Student and Why it Matters
January 18; 9:00 AM Pacific Time

What I wish I would have done to stay organized and what I did that worked as an MLIS student. Find out cloud-based personal archiving tips that will help you to organize the invaluable course resources, discussions, and projects for future reference in job applications, courses, professional development, and eportfolios.

Peer mentor conducting this session: Katie Kuszmar

See the recording of this session. (SJSU iSchool Restricted Materials login is required to open the link.)

 

Who’s on First, What’s on Second? Selecting Your Ideal Courses and Instructors
January 25; 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Do you know what MLIS pathway you want to be on? How about which courses have the core competencies you need to graduate, or which electives you should take? Have you considered how to research instructors before signing up for their classes, and do you know how to plan ahead for the upcoming semester? Come join your friendly peer mentors as they discuss their own experiences and give you tips on which courses and instructors to choose!

Peer mentors conducting this session: Judy Viertel, Lain Krikourian, Ashley Marshall

Sorry, this session has filled. A link to the recording will be posted here.

 

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