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ALISE Webinar | How Do You Teach Soft Skills: Preparing Our Graduates for What Employers Want
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Webinar

How Do You Teach Soft Skills: Preparing Our Graduates for What Employers Want

Presented By:

Laura SaundersAssociate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

Moderated By:

Monica Colon-Aguirre, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University 

Presentation Description:

Research repeatedly shows that soft skills like interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork, adaptability/flexibility, and customer service are among the top requirements for traditional and nontraditional LIS jobs. But how do we teach these personal and interpersonal skills? Can we teach them? This webinar will explore specific ideas for direct instruction and assessment of soft skills in LIS programs, including both on-the-ground and online classrooms.

Presenter Bio


  

Laura Saunders is an Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of reference, instruction, information literacy, and intellectual freedom. She has a strong interest in the connections between information literacy and social justice issues, as well as in the impact of mis- and disinformation. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals including College & Research Libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Communications in Information Literacy. She is the 2019 recipient of Simmons University’s Provost Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.


Webinar:  Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT