The IS-GSA prides itself in creating events to keep students up-to-date with the inner workings of the Information Science Department, as well as having “variety events” that meet the interests of students. To accommodate the online-asynchronous nature of the program, the IS-GSA holds all events over Zoom.

If you would like to suggest an event you might like to see the IS-GSA hold, or if you are interested in co-hosting an event with us, please fill out this form.

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Current Semester’s Events

We’re in the summer semester currently so any events held will be spontaneous. Please keep an eye on your UB email address for event notifications!

Past Events

Spring 2023

This is a brief summary of all the events held in the Spring 2023 semester.

Monthly Meetings

General Interest Meeting
Monday, January 30th @ 7:30 pm EDT (30-minute Runtime)

March Meeting
Monday, March 6th @ 7:30 pm EDT (30-minute Runtime)

April Meeting
Monday, April 10th @ 7:30 pm EDT (30-minute Runtime)

May Meeting
Monday, May 1st @ 7:30 pm EDT (30-minute Runtime)

Variety Events

Time Management Tips and Tricks
Saturday, February 11th @ 7:30 pm ET
This event is a group share for time management tips and tricks. Join this event to see what your fellow students do to keep themselves organized and share your own time management practices!

Master’s Thesis, Special Projects, Directed Study, and Practicum Information Session with Dr. Dan Albertson
Wednesday, February 15th @ 6:30pm ET
This event for Master’s students will serve as an information session for those interested in pursuing a Master’s Thesis, Special Project, Directed Study, or Practicum to provide more information on the various requirements and allow students to ask questions for clarification.

MS-ILS Portfolio Talk with Dr. Brenda White
Monday, February 20th @ 7:00pm ET
This event for MS-ILS track students will give you a deeper look into the portfolio process required for graduation. There will be a brief presentation followed by a QnA. Link to the recorded session here!

School Librarianship QnA with Mary Jo Sicurella
Friday, March 3 @5:30pm ET
This event will be a town-hall style meeting to allow School Librarianship students the opportunity to ask Mary Jo about the degree program.

LinkedIn Workshop
Monday, March 27th @6:00pm ET
This event aims to show you how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile. The workshop will focus on the best ways to market yourself and your skills and may give a little more information about job searching, how to interact with your connections, and more.

Casual Pre-Registration Chat
Sunday, April 2nd @2:00pm ET
This event aims to allow students to give and get honest opinions on different classes and professors around the time of Fall registration! Fall registration occurs on May 3rd at 7:00 am on the UB Hub.

Chat with the Chair
Monday April 17th @6:30pm ET
This event gives IS Department students the opportunity to voice their questions, comments, and concerns directly to the Information Science Department Chair, Dan Albertson.

IS PhD Information Session
Monday May 15th @6:00pm ET
Note: This session is intended for those interested in pursuing a PhD but are not already in the PhD program. This will be a session for interested students to learn about what doing an Information Science PhD at UB would look like! The session will be run by Dr. Albertson, the IS Department Chair, and he will give an overview of all the opportunities available to students in the PhD program, as well as answer any questions you may have about the program.

UB Learns to Box: Download Information Session
Thursday May 18th @7:00pm ET
This event is to help students learn about how Box works as well as to show students the best way to save all of their important information from UB Learns for their final portfolio (a graduation requirement). You can find the session’s recording here!

Fall 2022

This is a brief summary of all the events held in the Fall 2022 semester.

Monthly Meetings

October Meeting
Thursday, October 6, 2022; 7:30 – 9:00 pm

November Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2022; 7:00 – 8:00 pm

December Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 2022; 7:30 – 8:00 pm

Variety Events

Time Management Workshop
Friday, October 21, 2022; 6:00 – 7:00 pm
This was a workshop aimed towards the online nature of the UB’s MS-ILS program to assist students in getting organized and staying on top of their busy schedules while maintaining a healthy work-life balance

Chat with the Chair
Monday, November 14, 2022; 7:00 – 8:00 pm
This was an event to give students the opportunity to voice their questions, comments, and concerns directly to the Information Science Department Chair over zoom.

Doodle and Destress, A Guided Practice
Sunday, December 4, 2022; 5:00 – 6:00 pm
This event was a guided stress-relied session for overstrung students in the form of doodling (inspired by Zentangle).