Six GSLIS students recently participated in the first GSLIS in a Flash: Lightning Talks on Current Research held in October. These lightning presentations followed the familiar PechaKucha format, with each presentation lasting six minutes and forty seconds. Full video of the event is now available.
Topics and presenters included:
"Critical Issues in the Juvenile Detention Center Library," presented by Jeanie Austin, CAS student
"A Historical Perspective of Student Employment in Academic Libraries," presented by Beth Bohstedt, MS student
"Digital Storytelling: Combining the Practical with the Theoretical to Achieve the Best Practice," presented by Suzanna Conrad, MS student
"Fostering Digital Literacies with Storytelling in [stop]motion," presented by Jeff Ginger, PhD student
"Local and Family History: The State, Corporations and Communities," presented by Noah Lenstra, PhD student
"Designer Librarians," presented by Julia Pollack, MS student
The event was held as part of the GSLIS Fall Reunion, a month-long series of on-campus and online events held in October that provided opportunities for alumni to connect with current faculty, staff, and students. Alumni were invited to attend lectures, hear about current research, interact with students, and engage socially with the GSLIS community.
The event was well received and plans are underway to hold similar events in the future.