Pratt SILS, come learn about grant writing & fund raising!
We’ll be hosting an informal chat this Friday, Nov. 8th with Peter Wayne, associate director of the Queens Library Foundation, and grant writers Kathy Wah Lee and Dave Schemmp. They’ll also be providing insight into the process and sharing professional advice.
What: Grant Writing & Fundraising Workshop
When: Friday, Nov. 8
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Pratt Manhattan Campus, Room 612
see you there
I managed to make it into the Leadership and Social Media workshop this evening!
It was very interactive and informative, as the main speaker actually had to rush to the hospital yet was able to speak to us via Skype.
The presentation was entertaining and informative, and there was a group activity and presentation component for the participants as well.
I met some international conference attendees and bonded with them at the reception which followed!
I also went on to attend the Design Competition, which allowed me to meet others too! We are going out to lunch as a group tomorrow to go over some design schematics and so I can try poutine for the first time!
In this workshop, we each filled out an “I-Sqaure” about what information means to us.
One side was text while the other was an illustration.
While we each pondered on our own ideas of a portrayal of information, speaker Jenna Hartel of the University of Toronto, Canada, proceeded with her presentation, using previous images of 72 students who had participated in this activityin the past. Most of these includes stick figures, happy faces, linkages, and encrypted symbols, representing text.
Though panelist Jens-Erik Mai, may have debated the questions she asked about information, the main controversy being that information is not necessarily just material, this was a very interactive and entertaining workshop!
The Keynote Speaker, Jorge Garcia, was great!
He talked about the use of technology and social networks.
He mentioned the flow of information and how it gets shared or communicated through the following:
-A problem or idea begins as an “abstraction.”
-It becomes “augmented.”
-It gets “assimilated.”
-And then becomes part of the “real world.”
A question to ponder: Does our current technology lead to less human interaction?
Garcia says “we need to be better integrators [of information].” What does this mean to you?
Congratulations to Ashley Kelleher, Brandi Copher, Esperanza Pacheco, Iris Bierlein, Eleanor Meyer, Diana Bowers and Abril Sisquieros for receiving scholarships form ASIST Pratt to attend the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada taking place November 3rd – 5th.
This annual meeting is one of the main venues for disseminating research on advances on information science, information technology and related topics. It offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact human information interaction and their implications for information science & technology. The theme at this year’s meeting will be “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries.”
ASIST Pratt attendees will be documenting their experiences from the meeting by either blogging right here on our WordPress, tweeting from our Twitter account twitter.com/asistpratt or helping build an app http://my.yapp.us/VZSDUF.
RSVP – Mastering Research and Publication Skills
Pratt SILS, YOU’RE INVITED!
ASIST@Pratt is happy to announce a Research and Publication workshop conducted by Dr. Irene Lopatovska. An advanced understanding of a research and publication process is among the core requirements for many library and information positions. Sign up now and join us on Friday, October 25th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm to learn about: Research methods commonly used in LIS (survey, interview,…)
Event: MASTERING RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION SKILLS
When: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location: PMC Room: 612
How: RSVP with the link above
ASIST@Pratt – ASIS&T Annual Meeting – Scholarship Application
Last Day Alert! Interested in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal? ASIST@Pratt is happy to offer some full and partial scholarships to Pratt students to attend the event.
ASIST@Pratt plans to have a great time at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal and would like to know if you are interested in joining us in representing Pratt and sharing what you learn with the Pratt SILS community.
What: ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Where: Montreal, Canada
When: Nov 3-5
How: Fill out the scholarship application (link above) and submit it TODAY to be considered!
Note: Scholarship winners will be notified by the ASIST@Pratt officers by Oct. 14.