ArLiSNAP is offering a dedicated space at the 2015 Annual Conference for students and new professionals to discuss current events and issues that matter to us.
The session will be on Saturday, March 21st, from 5-6pm, in Sundance 3 at the Omni:
The aim is to have a loose structure that encourages people to bring their own questions, pitches, and opinions — a space to shape the future of ArLiSNAP, ARLIS/NA, and the profession at large.
We would love to help people continue discussions that ran long in other sessions, cover topics that aren’t represented in the schedule, and make connections between established professionals and new entrants to the field. We encourage mid- and late-career librarians to attend this session and see what the next generation has on their minds. (Especially if you’re hiring, or offering internships, or teaching, or …)
The best way to participate in this session is to engage with us beforehand — on Twitter, on our website, on Facebook, on ARLIS-L, or in person with any of our representatives at the conference — and let us know what you’d like to talk about! We’re interested in discussion topics, lightning talks, one-minute pitches, breakout groups, mentor/mentee networking, and whatever else you’d like to propose.
We’ll be announcing our themes and discussion leaders during the conference itself, so keep an eye on the listservs and social media:
(And if we’re still talking at 6pm, we might transition to dinner and drinks nearby …)