March 2012

March 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
A career with the U.S. State Department
Room 403 IS Building (Master’s students only)
Stephen Mallinger, a 1975 graduate of the MLIS program, will describe his fairly unique career path (from the Department of Corrections to the State Library to Bulgaria, Islamabad, Mexico, Bangkok, and Senegal).  He will describe how the skills he developed as part of his MLIS education related to this career path, and how MLIS and MSIS/MST students can pursue exciting careers with the U.S. State Department.  Lunch will be provided.

March 23, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Articulating your skills to potential employers
Room 403 IS (MLIS students only)
As the former CIO of Crayola, Sandra Brandon (the iSchool’s Chief of Staff) is well-versed in the information needs of employers.  She will discuss how to frame the knowledge and skills developed as part of your iSchool education to address the needs of many different employers – not just traditional libraries and archives.  Lunch will be provided.   

March 26, 2012 @ 12:00 noon
Preparing for the academic job market
Room 404 IS Building  (doctoral students only)
Two iSchool faculty members, Jung Sun Oh and Konstantinos Pelechrinis, will share their experiences in the academic job market with current doctoral students.  They will discuss their challenges, successes, surprises they faced along the way, and will give advice and answer questions.  Lunch will be provided.

March 30, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
Doctoral students present their research
Room 501 IS (everyone)
iSchool Doctoral Students are engaging in exciting research projects — this is your chance to learn more about the research interests of iSchool PhDs, who are the future leaders of our discipline and profession. In preparation for conference sessions, admission to candidacy, dissertation defenses, etc., doctoral students need opportunities to present their research.  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this session in order to give doctoral students just such an opportunity. A few doctoral students will volunteer to present at this session.  Your attendance will allow you to learn more about the research being conducted in our School while helping these doctoral student volunteers to hone in their abilities to clearly communicate their work to others.

March 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Faculty/Doctoral/Masters Student Friday
Room 501 IS (doctoral and masters students)
Join in as faculty and graduate students informally discuss research ideas, teaching issues, conferences, future plans, etc. while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Thanks to the iSchool Doctoral Guild and SISGO for their generous support!