Three or more MLIS colloquia are scheduled in the fall and spring semesters, usually from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. You are required to register for one series as a course (610:502) in a semester before you graduate, preferably towards the end of your studies. Do not put it off to the last semester, as you might encounter an unanticipated conflict. Colloquia deal with current issues and some are presented by well known leaders in the field. You are encouraged to attend as many as you can, even when you are not registered for 502. In addition to the regularly scheduled colloquia, there will be other events announced from time to time that you may wish to attend. Watch for announcements posted on the LISSA listserv. Attending professional meetings and conferences will greatly increase your perspective on the profession, will supplement what you learn in classes in significant ways, and will introduce you to professionals who can help you.