SILS Grad Student Orientation

Start Time: 

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:00am

Location: 

Manning Hall

SILS will host its annual orientation for first-year graduate students on Monday, August 21, in Manning Hall.

8:45 to 9:30am
Registration Lobby, Manning Hall
SILS Staff


9:30am-12:00pm
General Orientation Session Room 209, Manning Hall

9:30-10:00 am
Dean’s Welcome

Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean

SILS Communications
Katherine Perales, Communications Coordinator

Getting Started at SILS
Dr. Ron Bergquist, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Clinical Assistant Professor
Lara Bailey, Graduate Student Services Coordinator

10:00 -10:45am
LIS Professional Values
Dr. Brian Sturm, MSLS Program Director

10:45 – 11:00am BREAK

11:00-11:15am
International Opportunities
Kaitlyn Murphy, International Programs Coordinator

11:15-11:35am
Connections with the LIS Profession
Lori Haight, SILS Career Services Coordinator

11:40am-12:00pm
Elfreda Chatman Student Research Award

Doug Diesenhaus, SILSAA President

Beta Phi Mu Presentation
Lisa Gregory, Beta Phi Mu Rep

LAUNCH Presentation
Emily Jack


12:00-1:15 Lunch Manning Hall Classrooms
Co-sponsored by SILS and the SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA)
Eating locations grouped by interest areas (archives, databases, public libraries, HCI, etc.) where you can chat with faculty, alumni and other new students who share your interests.


1:30pm-2:00pm Workshop Session I
Group 1: The Concept Behind the Curriculum Design (Manning 307)
Dr. Brian Sturm, MSLS Program Coordinator

Group 2: Library and Lab Overview (Library)
Aaron Brubaker, Director of Information Technology & Brian Nussbaum, Desktop Support & Help Desk Manager
Kenny Jones, SILS Library Assistant

Group 3: Student Life Q&A (Manning 209)
Current SILS master's students

Group 4: PHD Student Curriculum Overview (Manning 105)
Dr. Arcot Rajasekar, PHD Program Coordinator

2:15 -2:45pm Workshop Session II
Group 1 & Group 4: Library and Lab Overview (Library)
Aaron Brubaker, Director of Information Technology & Brian Nussbaum, Desktop Support & Help Desk Manager
Kenny Jones, SILS Library Assistant

Group 2: Student Life Q&A (Manning 209)
Current SILS master's students

Group 3: The Concept Behind the Curriculum Design (Manning 307)
Dr. Brian Sturm, MSLS Program Coordinator

If you would like go outside and experience the solar eclipse, you are more than welcome, but do so at your own risk. Peak time will be around 2:43pm. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN during the eclipse as it can cause irreversible damage to your eyes.

3:00-3:30pm Workshop Session III
Group: 1: Student Life Q&A (Manning 209)
Current SILS master's students

Group 2: The Concept Behind the Curriculum Design (Manning 307)
Dr. Brian Sturm, MSLS Program Coordinator

Group 3: Library and Lab Overview (Library)
Aaron Brubaker, Director of Information Technology & Brian Nussbaum, Desktop Support & Help Desk Manager
Kenny Jones, SILS Library Assistant

Group 4: PHD Student Life Q&A (Manning 303)
Current PHD Students


3:45 – 4:30pm Student Resources Fair – Manning 307
SILS Student Orgs
Campus Resources


5:00-8:00pm: ILSSA Week of Welcome Event
5:00 pm
Meet in Manning Hall lobby to go pick up dinner on Franklin Street
7:00 pm Sunset Serenade at Polk Place