Calling all #citylis students!
The Institute of Historical Research, part of The School of Advanced Study at the University of London, are looking for current graduate students to present a 15 minute paper on their own research in Library and Information Science.
This is an amazing opportunity to practice your research and presentation skills – and, for students currently undertaking their dissertation, a brilliant chance to plot out what you have found and make sense of it before writing it all up. It is also a great way to meet fellow new professionals and just generally show everyone how wonderful us #citylis people are!
Alternatively, you could present work from any of your essays – looking, perhaps at how technologies are changing libraries or publishing; or talk about the wonders of the Dewey Decimal Scheme or the influence of Paul Otlet – the possibilities are endless. For example, I took my experiences and essay from the Libraries and Publishing in the Information Society module and created a presentation for the citymash Unconference last year.
I used to be really scared of presenting but since going to #citylis I have started to take every opportunity I get to present and am really enjoying it now. It’s a vital skill in the Libraries and Information sector and this would be an amazing opportunity to develop your skills.
If you want to take part, send a 200 word paper proposal and short biography to Siobhan Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 1st August 2016.
Further information can be found on the Institute of Historical Research website.
Go on – give it a go, you won’t regret it!