Lecture 3 - Student Choice

Reflection Due May 2nd, 2016

Colloquium Lecture 3 -- Student Choice

Unforeseen circumstances and massive scheduling conflicts have forced us to cancel the on campus event for April. Instead of attending an event Lecture 3 is also going to be a Student Choice event like Lecture 2. Please choose a topic from the following list and find an event of your own or check the SC&I YouTube video archive for past MI Colloquiums that may be of interest to you.

Please post your reflection on whatever event or video you choose by the end of the semester, Monday, May 2nd at 11:59pm

Instructions, Guideline and Topics

  • You can attend any event any way that works for you (streaming online, video or in person). We highly encourage you to attend the event in person and take advantage of the chance to meet new people while you explore a topic of interest.

  • The event should be at least 1.5 hours long and include a speaker (s). Attending training sessions don’t count towards the Colloquium requirement.

  • You have between now and April 6th to complete the requirement. The requirement is considered complete once you post your short reflection and review of your experience to the eCollege Discussion Forum for Lecture 2.

  • If you have questions about whether or not your chosen event will meet the requirement please contact the instructor prior to attending.

  • Online Knowledge Cafe’. As a way to create community we ask you to post your own reflection, respond to someone else’s reflection and reply to anyone who responds to your reflection. Be sure to include in your initial post the following:

  1. Name of the event
  2. Description of the organization(s) sponsoring the event
  3. Date, location and time
  4. Links to the event resources
  5. Rationale for choosing – why was it of value to you as a MI student (future information professional?) ?
  6. Your reflection on the content and your experience. In what way(s) did it impact/enhance your understanding of the Information profession? What more would you like to know? What do you know now that you didn’t know before? Who do you know now that didn’t know before?
  7. Review of the event itself (well run, good technology, audio / video, etc)

List of Topics

Following is a list of topics gleaned from the MI course listings and aligned to the three areas of concentration currently being offered by the MI Program: Library and Information Science, Data Science, Technology and Information Management. Your task is to pick just one and then find and attend an event that will increase your knowledge of the topic. If you don’t see a topic that interests you feel free to substitute your own as long as you can see a connection to the Library and Information Science world.


Academic Libraries




Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation Cataloging & Classification


Coding in the library

Collection Development & Management

Community Services /Engagement

Competitive Intelligence

Crisis Management & First Response


Data Analytics

Data Curation

Databases (subscription, licensed, library)

Database Design & Management

Design of Library Space

Design Thinking

Digital Libraries

Digital Curation

Digital Library Technology



Evidence-based practice in libraries

Ethics in LIS


Game Theory


Health Informatics

History of the Book


Information Literacy / Meta literacy

Information Policy

Information Tech for Libraries

Information Organization Leadership

Information Visualization

Intellectual Property & Copyright


Knowledge Management


Learning in the Library

Library Futures

Library Leadership

Library Services for Special Needs Populations

Lifelong Life-wide Learning


Maker Spaces/Learning Commons

Marketing Library Services


Organizational Communication


Privacy issues

Public Libraries


Reading/Readers’ Advisory

Records Management

Reference Sources & Services

Research Methods is LIS


School Libraries

  • Learning Theory, Media & Curriculum
  • Materials for Children
  • Materials for Young Adults
  • Media / Multimedia Production in Libraries
  • Management of School Libraries

Search and Retrieval

Social Informatics

Social Justice in LIS

Social Media in Libraries & Orgs

Special Libraries (law, business, art, museum,etc.)


Trends in Library and Information Science IS(technology, behavior, etc)


Urban Libraries


Work and Technology


Young Adult

Youth Services

MI Program Director - Lilia Pavlovsky

Assistant Teaching Professor - Library and Information Science at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Instructor: Connie Pascal

MI Colloquium Coordinator, PhD Student - Library and Information Science at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Alexander Library, Scholarly Communications Center (SCC on the 4th Floor)

Wednesday, April 13th, 7-9pm

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Contact: Connie Pascal connie.pascal@rutgers.edu for further information.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.