Speed Networking

Thursday January 29, 2015 – 8am-9am & Friday January 30, 2015 – 8am-9am

Get a jump on the day and join us bright and early for some speed networking! New professionals and students are paired with established professionals during one of our two sessions to meet and network during 5-minute “dates”!

Anticipate lots of laughs and the chance to share about:

• What courses should I take after graduation?
• What are the top blogs to follow?
• What book(s) should I be reading?
• What’s the first thing I should do to find a position?
• How should I prepare to move into management?
• What is the best tip for balancing career, family and social lives?
• And more!

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Forbes sforbes@utsc.utoronto.ca or Kate Johnson katejohnson200@gmail.com.


We are still looking for established professionals to volunteer to share their insights and experiences with new professionals and students from Information Studies and Library Technician programs. Volunteers can sign up to participate in one or both sessions. The commitment will be just an hour of your time and the willingness to answer questions with your own experiences and opinions.

Pre-registration will occur for this event in so we need to have our established information professionals confirmed by Monday January 19, 2015. Please complete the Google form to volunteer.


New professionals and students from Information Studies and Library Technician programs are required sign up to participate in our Speed Networking sessions prior to Super Conference. Please note that this program has a limited number of participants space available and you must be registered to attend the OLA Super Conference. You will receive an email to confirm your acceptance or your addition to the waiting list.

Participant registration for this session will open Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Please complete the Google form to participate. You can also drop by to see if any spaces become available during Super Conference.

Last year’s participants’ feedback:

“The interaction with professionals in a relaxed environment made it comfortable to be open & gain more insights” (Student/ New Professional)

Great opportunity to get one-on-one time with professionals to get the low down jobs and library environments” (Student/ New Professional)