Thursday, August 30, 2007

Banned Books Week 2007 is from September 29 to October 6


Banned Books Week is coming up and will be from September 29th to October 6th. If you would like more information, please visit the links below.

2007 Banned Books Week: Treasure Your Freedom to Read

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New On The LISSA Wesbite: The LISSA Survivial Guide and Blackboard and Breeze Tutorials


Three new items have just been added to the LISSA website.

The LISSA Survival Guide offers advice on what to do in Columbia, information on graduate assistantships, contact information for Davis College and USC, parking information, campus libraries, and lots of other goodies. You can find it at the following URL:

LISSA has also provided two tutorials you can download about how to use both Blackboard and Breeze. Those links may be found below.

Blackboard Tutorial -

Breeze Tutorial -

Good luck this semester

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

LISSA Field Trip to the South Carolina Center For Children's Books & Literacy


LISSA will have our first field trip of the year on Friday, September 14th at 3:30. We will be going to the South Carolina Center For Children's Books and Literacy (SCCCBL), which is located on the second floor of the South Carolina State Library.

SCCCBL "is the renamed expansion of the USC School of Library & Information Science's former BEST Center for children's book evaluation housed at the State Library in Columbia. The Center applies the best practices developed by the Baker Chair's research." There webaddress is as follows --

We hope you can join us.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Welcome to the New Semester


This is Travis Ferrell, the president of LISSA. To everyone coming back or here for the first time, I want to wish you the best of luck this semester. Patrick, our VP, spent a lot of time to make LISSA's new website, wiki, blog, etc. We really do hope that this will allow everyone in the program equal input and participation into LISSA. Trying to serve all SLIS students has been a challenge, and we hope these new efforts will be another step in reaching this goal.

Best of luck this semester,