In speed geeking, small groups of students meet with one professional librarian (aka geek) at a time to gain insight into what it’s like to be a working librarian. You can ask questions about their job, patrons, professional development or get tips on library school. Whatever you’re curious about.
Given that I am fortunate enough not to be a grad student who is looking for a job or wondering about what type of librarian I want to be, I don’t often pay attention to these types of items. However, this is a really cool idea. I’m impressed. I have no idea if SCSU has these types of things. Distance students have a tendency to be really out of the loop on ILS campus events. I can say that if they do have these types of things, they aren’t publicized off-campus.
Andrea Mercado from Library Techtonics pointed me to this item. Andrea thinks that Speed Geeking could be implemented at regional conferences. I think she may be on to something. It sounds like a great way to get people talking and asking questions.
One question: does professional librarian equal geek?