My first conference presentations! (AkLA 2014)

Though I have not yet received official word, I think it’s safe to say that three of my proposals for the 2014 Alaska Library Association Conference have been accepted (considering the program committee asked me to confirm that I am willing to do all three)! Though I have attended many conferences and taught many workshops, I have never led a workshop or session at a conference. I am quite excited to design and deliver these sessions in late February!

Managing Student Employees (half day pre-conference) – Co-presented with Kate Sanders
“Join us as we explore best practices for hiring, training, developing, and supervising college student employees in an effort to maximize their effectiveness while helping them make the most of their experience working at your library. Though focused on employment of college students on campus, this session will also benefit those who supervise college students in other types of libraries.”
Online Graduate Degree Program Survival (conversation starter/roundtable)
“Come share and learn strategies for not only surviving but thriving in an online graduate program. Perfect for recent graduates, current students, and prospective students of online library school and other graduate degree programs — and anyone curious about the experience of attending graduate school online.”
Managing and Developing Your Web Presence (90-minute program)
“You might think of your web presence as ‘you as you exist on the web.’ In this session, you will discover the role and importance of your web presence in your current and future professional life, along with tools and strategies for creating or improving your web presence. You may be surprised to learn what your web presence is currently revealing about you — even if you think you do not have a presence at all! Attendees may wish to bring a web-enable device.”
Amendment 10/24: It occurred to me today that these aren’t technically my first conference presentations. In Spring 2005, I presented my undergraduate thesis paper at the UAA Student Showcase. Still, that is a different thing entirely!

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