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BYOA- Bring Your Own Article- Friday March 15 3pm ET

  • 1.  BYOA- Bring Your Own Article- Friday March 15 3pm ET

    Posted Mar 06, 2024 04:11 PM

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    Hello ALSIS,

    Hope this finds you well. Writing to share our programming for this semester and hope you will be able to join us. Everyone's voice, contributions are important and welcome and hope you all continue to stay engaged in this community. These are suggestions we have come up with based on feedback from some of you. Please feel free to reach out anytime to share topics for discussion or activities you would like to see the group engaged in:

    For Spring 2024 (January- June 2024) here's what we have planned. The Zoom link provided will work for both meetings: No Registration Required.


    1. BYOA- Bring Your Own Article- Friday March 15 3pm ET

    We are repeating the same event we had last year where each of us brought in one article we had read on libraries and international students and shared with the group. It could be a research article or Opinion based article. Be prepared to:

      1. Summarize the article for your breakout room
      2. Discuss briefly how the article has informed your work with international students and/or how the article could inform our work with international students.

    Join in at :

    1. Panel Discussion: Scholarship As a Conversation and International Students- Thursday April 25 at 2pm ET.

    We will have three panelists to cover the following with a general discussion, Q&A time to follow:

      1. Scholarship as a Conversation: Framing the Issues- Katie Odhner
      2. Scholarship as Conversation & Generative Artificial Intelligence- Paula Johnson
      3. Scholarship as Conversation & International Students: Some considerations- Peggy Nzomo

    Join in at:

    1. Social Meet up- Join us in-person for a Social meet up (informal) during ALA annual conference June 27- July 2, 2024, San Diego, CA. (Time, date and place will be shared closer to the date)


    Best Regards,


    Peggy Nzomo- University of Illinois- Convenor- 2023-2024

    Paula Johnson- University of Arizona- Incoming Convenor- 2023-2024

    Katie Odhner- Penn State University- Past Convenor- 2023-2024



    Peggy Nzomo, PhD
    Specialist for International Library Initiatives- Senior Associate

    Mortenson Center for International Library Programs,

    University of Illinois Library

    329 Main Library; 1408 W. Gregory Dr.; Urbana, IL 61801 USA

    Phone:217-333-3085 (Center); 217-333-9628 (Office)