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SLIS Student Associations Present: National Library Week

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Join SLIS Student Associations as they Celebrate National Library Week:

All Week: Strike a Pose for the READ poster Photo Booth in Beatley Library. ALA-SC will have some recommended books for you to pose with, or bring your own!

Sunday, April 8:
Intro to Python Bootcamp: Part 2
Brought to you by ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology)
2pm-3:30pm, Go To Meeting (online)
Join ASIST for part 2 of our accessible, low-key primer on the programming language Python. Topics include: repetition structures, functions, and strings. Join through GoToMeeting.

Monday, April 9:
Brought to you by SLA (Special Libraries Association)
5pm-7pm, Kotzen Room
Are you stressed out over how to write the perfect resume or cover letter? Well, never fear, ResumeX is here! Stop by to have your materials reviewed by a LIS professionals from a variety of industries. ResumeX can also help you prepare for the SLIS Career Fair which is the following week.Online students are welcome to submit their resumes and cover letters to sla@simmons.edu to be distributed for review. We hope to see you there!
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/928213757339728/

Tuesday, April 10:
Overdose Prevention Training
Brought to you by LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association) & ALA-SC (American Library Association - Student Chapter)
11am-1pm, Kotzen Room
One of the most prevalent threats to the lives of library patrons is that of overdose. To be prepared to respond in these emergency situations, librarians across the country are learning to administer Narcan. Narcan has been credited with reversing nearly 1,124 overdoses in Boston from October 2016 to May 2017.

Boston Public Health Commission will be offering education and training to SLIS students. Participants learn about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in the event of an overdose, how to perform rescue breathing and administer nasal Narcan, and treatment options for opioid users. Registration required.

Equal Pay Day Talk
Brought to you by PLG(Progressive Librarians Guild) & Spectra (LGBTQ+ Affinity group)
5pm-7pm, Collaboratory P-313
A discussion with Stacie Williams on how pay inequity affects us as information professionals and what we can do about it.

A Fireside Chat with the Competitive Intelligence Fellows
Brought to you by SLA (Special Libraries Association)
6pm-8pm, Vertex Pharmaceuticals 50 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
***We still have 3 free tickets available. Email sla@simmons.edu byApril 8 to get your free ticket!***

The Competitive Intelligence Division of SLA is hosting a discussion of the intelligence community’s interesting questions, including how strategic successes and failures are driving the fate of the intelligence industry (and our careers) today.
More information here!

Thursday, April 12:
How to Build Diversity in Collections: A Panel
Brought to you by SoCS (Students of Color at SLIS)
4pm-5pm, MCB C-120
Join SoCS and several panelists in discussing how to create diverse collections in libraries and archives.

Friday, April 13:
Tour of the Congregational Library & Archives
Brought to you by LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association) & SCoSAA (Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists)
1pm-4pm, Congregational Library & Archives, 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Join LISSA and SCoSAA during National Library Week for a tour of the Congregational Library and Archives!
Meet archives manager Jessica Steytler who will talk to us about their collection development policy, current projects, skills needed to work in an institution like this, and will show off some of their more popular materials.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by April 10th, as space is limited!

We will be meeting in the SLIS Student Lounge at 1pm to take the E-line together to the library and archive. If you don't want to meet us at Simmons, meet us at the library and archive by 2pm.

Saturday, April 14:
Tour of Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995
Brought to you by AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) & Panopticon (Art Librarian Interest Group)
2pm-4pm, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Join Panopticon and AMIA to check out this exhibit of video art and TV monitor-based sculpture at the MIT List Visual Arts Center!
We'll be visiting on Slow Art Day, an international event that aims to help people discover the joy of looking at art slowly.
No tickets required, but RSVP-ing at the Eventbrite is encouraged by the host institution.

Nerd's Night Out- Dance
Brought to you by LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association) & SCoSAA (Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists)
7pm-11pm, SOM 513
Join LISSA and SCoSAA to wrap up National Library Week in style! Enjoy snacks, dancing, and an open beer/wine bar! Gather your favorite library nerds at the selfie wall to document the occasion.