SLA@Pratt and ASIS&T, Tour of the Daily Beast: Wednesday, 12/3 at 2:00 PM

SLA@Pratt and ASIS&T are pleased to announce a tour of the Daily Beast
Newsroom and Library on Wednesday, 12/3 at 2:00 PM. It’ll be a chance to
see a working newsroom and library in action, and will be led by a Pratt
SILS alumna.

Space is limited, so please RSVP here
< https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h__2E1350RADPr50Jyf-e-Ns9sOOxcskaXQo6J0LMjg/viewform>

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

ASIS&T@Pratt Social Media:
Wordpress: asistpratt.wordpress.com
Facebook: Asist Pratt
Twitter: @asistpratt
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ASIS&T@Pratt “Flow” Workshop: Wednesday, 11/19, 5:50 PM, PMC Room 612

Got a research paper to write? Having trouble keeping track of your articles? How about citations? What about the dreaded bibliography?

What if you could quickly insert citations into your paper as you are writing it – on the fly? What if you never had to create another bibliography again?

If you’re interested in streamlining your research process, join ASIS&T as we present a workshop on Flow, a free, cloud-based research management tool designed to make your academic life easier!

At this workshop you will learn how to:

-Create a free Flow account
-Add articles to your Flow library from your desktop, electronic databases and the Word Wide Web
-Automatically create a bibliography from the articles in your library
-Automatically insert citations and references into your paper using the Flow for Word tool
-Share your research with colleagues
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/19, 5:50-6:20 PM
WHERE: PMC, Room 612
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ASIS&T@Pratt Meeting: Wednesday, 11/5, 5:50 PM, Room 610

Hello, Pratt SILS!

This is a message inviting students to attend the Pratt Chapter of ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) meeting on Wednesday, 11/5 at in Room 610, from 5:50-6:20 PM. Come prepared with ideas, as we prepare to coordinate our final events of the semester!

This meeting is open to all: anyone who is interested and/or wants to learn more about ASIS&T@Pratt.

Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

ASIS&T@Pratt Officers:
Tara Das, President
Esperanza Pacheco, Social Media Chair
Jodi Shaw, Secretary
ASIS&T@Pratt Social Media:
Wordpress: asistpratt.wordpress.com
Facebook: Asist Pratt
Twitter: @asistpratt
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Free SILS Workshop: IMPROV FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING!

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: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/osqlp

Read more about Samantha Jones at www.therealsamanthajones.com

Questions? Contact Jodi Shaw jshaw@pratt.edu

 

An article from METRO’s website that talks about how comedy informs instructional librarianship: http://metro.org/articles/standup-comedy-lessons-for-library-instruction/

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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: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/osqlp

Questions?
Contact Jodi Shaw jshaw@pratt.edu

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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
Wordpress: asistpratt.wordpress.com

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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 asistpratt@gmail.com

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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