This is a reminder that the Pratt SILSSA and ASIS&T student groups are
hosting a dynamic improv workshop specifically designed to help you become
a better public speaker!

“Break out of your brain boxes and learn to play again! Award-winning
actor/director and artistic career coach Samantha Jones’ teaching method is
based in empowering you to your core. By tapping into your creative
genius with theatrical warm-ups, ice breakers, memory games and insane
group challenges – you will walk out of the room jangled to your toes,
sweaty and ready to shout from the rooftops!”

DATE: October 18, 2014
TIME: 2-4pm
PLACE: Room 608, Pratt Manhattan Campus

No experience necessary — LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE — RSVP is required!
To sign up:

Read more about Samantha Jones at

Questions? Contact Jodi Shaw


An article from METRO’s website that talks about how comedy informs instructional librarianship:

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Want to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills? Join us for a FREE Workshop!

Pratt SILSSA and ASIS&T student groups are excited to announce a dynamic
improv workshop specifically designed to help you become a better public
speaker! Led by award-winning actor/director Samantha Jones, learn all you
need to know to loosen up and get into the right headset to be an
effective and engaging speaker, whether it be in the classroom, the
library, or the stage.

DATE: October 18, 2014
TIME: 2-4pm
PLACE: Room 608, Pratt Manhattan Campus

This is a very special event and space is limited – RSVP is required!

To sign up:

Contact Jodi Shaw

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ASIS&T@Pratt presents ProQuest Training Session: Wednesday, 10/1, 5:30 PM in Room 610

Hello, Pratt SILS!

The Pratt Chapter of ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) is presenting a ProQuest Training Session, put on by our very own secretary, Jodi Shaw!

It will take place this Wednesday, 10/1 in Room 610, from 5:30-6:20 PM. (Please feel free to come between classes!)

Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Introduction to ProQuest

 Join Pratt ASIS&T for an introduction to ProQuest, a leading global information content provider. Learn how to search across dozens of databases and millions of records on just about any topic, including databases that you are likely to encounter in your library career such as Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) and ProQuest Library Science (full text). 
This introductory session will be led by SILS student Jodi Shaw, Pratt’s official ProQuest student trainer for the 2014-15 academic year.

ASIS&T@Pratt Officers:
Tara Das, President
Esperanza Pacheco, Social Media Chair
Jodi Shaw, Secretary
Tim Furlow, Treasurer

ASIS&T@Pratt Social Media:
Facebook: Asist Pratt
Twitter: @asistpratt

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WORKSHOP ALERT: Adobe In-Design and Photoshop Publication

ASIS&T@Pratt is hosting an Adobe In-Design and Photoshop Publication Workshop that will be instructed by certified expert Scott Citron this Saturday. It will be a lively 3-1/2 hour workshop that will help you start exploring the interface and tools of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. By the end of the class you’ll learn to combine all these techniques and create a simple and attractive newsletter for publication.

What: Adobe In-Design and Photoshop Publication Workshop

When: this Saturday, April 12th. 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Pratt Manhattan Campus Room 606

Cost: FREE and open to all current SILS students

RSVP: email

More info: Over the course of the workshop, we’ll learn the following skills:

Adobe In-Design
How to create and set up a document and custom Workspace
Why master pages are important
How to import text and graphics
Resizing, aligning, and fitting photos and graphics
Typesetting essentials, working with colors and swatches
Leveraging the power of paragraph, character, and object styles
Preflighting your documents, packaging your project when completed and
preparing PDFs for print or electronic distribution

Adobe Photoshop
Exploring the Photoshop interface and essential keyboard shortcuts
Basics of exposure correction
The importance of image sharpening
Selection techniques
Understanding the power of Layers
Resizing and resampling images
Adjustment Layers and Smart Objects
Understanding file formats

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ASIS&T@Pratt Officer Election

Pratt SILS

ASIS&T@Pratt, a student chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, has three officer positions opening for the upcoming year:

President oversee, plan and execute ASIS&T@Pratt meetings, events,
scholarships and administrative duties.

Vice President helps out with organizing events for ASIST@Pratt, filling out funding requests for events and keeps notes of activities done throughout the year.

Social Media maintains ASIS&T@Pratt’s online presence by managing and updating social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and WordPress with club-organization related news.

To apply for any of these positions email a brief bio, position applying for and statement of interest to by March 21st. Feel free to email us with any questions.

Good luck!
Your ASIS&T@Pratt Officers,
Ngozi, Michelle and Ashley

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Notes & Agenda: First ASIS&T Meeting of the Spring Semester

Below, are ideas ASIS&T@Pratt have come up with for this Spring 2014 semester. Please feel free to leave any further ideas, feedback or commentary under the leave a comment section below this post!

  • Elections for President, Vice President and Social Media, submit application by March 21st 
  • Tour of Tumblr
  • Collective effort, curating a tumblr blog of ASIS&T@Pratt
  • ProQuest training/internship
  • Film screening of Terms & Conditions May Apply


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ProQuest Student Trainer

Just wanted to alert everyone about an internship opportunity with ProQuest.

What: ProQuest Student Trainer

Position Description:ProQuest offers a limited number of stipends to students in Library and Information Science programs to work a total of 100 training hours as interns on-campus at their organizations. The student will be responsible for training users, primarily other Library/Information Science students and faculty, on the ProQuest platform and Flow, our bibliographic management software. Students may also choose to learn and train on additional products in their fields of interest (i.e. K12, Public, Academic, Business, Medical, etc.)

Compensation: The student intern will receive a $1500 stipend for 100 training hours of work, payable in five increments of $300 for each 20 hours completed.

Deadline: Please submit, electronically, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references March 15, 2014

Contact: Irene Lopatovska, Ph.D.

Good luck!

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