SILSSA is the Student Association for the Pratt School of Information community, as well as the Student branch of the ALA for Pratt– If you’re an enrolled student at the School of Information, you’re already a member of SILSSA!
Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve got coming up:
What is the Pratt SI #infoshow?
#infoshow is the annual showcase and celebration of Pratt SI student work. #infoshow is modeled as a professional event with panel presentations, lightning talks, poster presentations and more. It also gives students a chance to look at some of the work done in classes they may be interested in taking the following semester. #infoshow is an opportunity to share all of the work that you’ve done over the past year with fellow students, your families, friends, and the New York professional community. It is an occasion to see what other students in the program have been working on, and celebrate our collective achievements.
In addition to providing an environment to present work, #infoshow gives students the chance to chair panels. This is a great opportunity to bolster your CV and gain professional experience! Chairs will introduce panelists, keep time to ensure that the session stays on schedule and solicit questions from the audience. Chairs are integral to the functioning of #infoshow.
Student projects are included in #infoshow by faculty or self-nominations.
When will #infoshow take place?
#infoshow will take place on Tuesday May 17, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Following #infoshow, Pratt SI will host the graduation party. Workshops for participants will take place in early May, and will provide information and a chance to practice presentations and chairing sessions.
This sounds so fun! How can I present my work or volunteer to chair a panel?
If you would like to present work, please fill out the nomination form: http://bit.ly/infoshow16nom
The deadline to submit work for #infoshow is May 2nd.
If there are too many projects to fit all of them into Student Showcase, the Selection Committee will decide which projects will proceed (this selection process will take place at the beginning of May). The deadline for student project submissions is May 2nd.
We encourage you to invite your family, friends, internship and work supervisors, LIS mentors, and members of the professional community who you think would enjoy #infoshow! We encourage you to invite your family, friends, internship and work supervisors, LIS mentors, and members of the professional community who you think would enjoy #infoshow! Make sure you fill out our guest RSVP! http://goo.gl/forms/k5b4q2hl3G
If you have any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check out our Useful Links page to get hooked up with other student groups, professional organizations, online learning tools, and other fun stuff.
Additionally, keep an eye on Keyword, our new blog for pictures of events, sneak peaks of what we’re working on, and contributions from your fellow students, alumni, and other in the LIS field.