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Tips From Students

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Misty Alvaro, Shelly Miller, and Tony Nguyen give a student presentation to the incoming class of Kent State University MLIS Students in Columbus, OH on 8/24/10

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Tips From Students

  1. 1. Tony Nguyen Misty Alvaro Shelly Miller
  2. 2. <ul><li>Image from brokensidewalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/highway_knot_01.jpg . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>www.slis.kent.edu </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Every graduate student has one </li></ul><ul><li>Required to correspond for all graduate school purposes with Kent State </li></ul><ul><li>Professors typically E-mail your Kent E-mail account </li></ul><ul><li>Check it often! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Primary means of general communication to SLIS students. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive information like job opportunities, practicum offerings, course changes, scholarships, new workshops and classes, textbooks for sale, and announcements from student groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the new student links to subscribe. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Plan your degree carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>Change your degree plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Remind you of deadlines. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>State Library, Room 114 </li></ul><ul><li>Access for students </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, free printing available </li></ul><ul><li>Hours will vary </li></ul><ul><li>Student Mailboxes </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>www.turbophoto.com/Free-Stock-Images/Images/Ethernet%20Cable.jpg </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>My Campus </li></ul><ul><li>My Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista Single Sign-on (Blackboard) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Student Career Path </li></ul><ul><li>Mail, Documents, Groups </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Student Tools: Registration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Check registration dates: View Entry Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Plan coursework: SLIS home page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop Catalog, SLIS Course Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLIS Program Statement Form, Guidesheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course rotations </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Registration Tools” Box: </li></ul><ul><li>Look Up and Register for Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Add or Drop Classes </li></ul><ul><li>See Course Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>FlashFast </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of registration guidance! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Cannot be done through FlashLine, FlashFast, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the SLIS Web site: ww.slis.kent.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Courses and Schedules” </li></ul><ul><li>Section on Waitlisting: click the link! </li></ul><ul><li>Short, simple, online form </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Formats and platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Tech skills </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Access to great instructors </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Schedule on SLIS home page </li></ul><ul><li>1 credit hour; maximum of 4 toward the degree </li></ul><ul><li>Check for overlaps with regular courses </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in a skill set with very little class time </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Projects and papers </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Student Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Local Professional Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>ALA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listservs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet and Greet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Meetings—1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays, 5:15 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers, Panel Discussions, Social Events, Fundraisers, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/kentcalsso/home </li></ul>
  17. 18. http://sites.google.com/site/kentcalsso/home
  18. 19. <ul><li>Local Events </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the Kent LISTSERV </li></ul><ul><li>Check out C-ALSSO’s list of LISTSERVs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/kentcalsso/listservs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out the SLIS Links Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slis.kent.edu/component/option,com_weblinks/Itemid,23/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><ul><ul><li>www.slis.kent.edu/component/option,com_weblinks/Itemid,23/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Pictured above: Member Groups and Communities page: www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/index.cfm ) Also available: a listing of ALA & LIS acronyms: www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/acronyms/index.cfm A great resource for involvement, information, and advice!
  21. 22. <ul><li>Stay informed and involved through… </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, LibraryThing, goodreads…) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds and blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences and lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering! </li></ul><ul><li>The most important key to your success… </li></ul>

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