The Education Committee and ILSSA (students association) are planning a joint venture during the ISLS Annual Meeting 2021 that will involve a series of ‘Chats and Coffee with Professors’ mentoring opportunities. These will be informal meet-ups between our junior colleagues (graduate students, postdoc researchers) and experienced researchers with the aim of helping rising scholars better understand how to build a research career, navigate the academic context, build academic networks, and manage work-life balance.
We will organize two 30-minutes, moderated group sessions, during fixed time-slots at the conference (see below), during which 1-2 senior researchers will meet with 15 junior colleagues. These two slots are scheduled with different time zones in mind. In addition, we will also facilitate one-to-one meet-ups between experienced and junior researchers for shorter 15-20 minute conversations. These meet-ups don’t have a fixed time; we will facilitate introductions and the two participants can then decide together when to meet.
We invite the experienced colleagues in our community to express interest in participating in these conversations with junior researchers. Please, indicate whether you are willing and available to participate as a senior scholar by using the alternatives provided in this survey: rebrand.ly/coffee-and-chats
Thank you for your interest!
The Education Committee and ILSSA