Wednesday, January 30, 2008
WANTED: library school student interested in part-time employment in
Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston. This position is
offered as temporary employment. Approximately 10-12 hours of work per
week is required, Monday through Friday only.The hourly wage is $7.20.
DUTIES: assisting interlibrary loan/document delivery staff. Great
opportunity to gain concrete experience with Pascal Delivers and the
IF INTERESTED, please call our interlibrary loan office at (843)
953-0004 or email Chris Nelson at email@example.com
I'd like to welcome everyone, especially those in the Atlanta/Athens area, to join me and other SLIS students on a tour of the National Archives in Morrow(near Atlanta), GA, on Saturday, February 2nd at 2:30pm. We plan to meet in at the NA building at 2:15pm before the tour. If you are interested joining us, please send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and directions:
*We're also going to see the Atlanta Thrashers and Buffalo Sabres play the night before in Atlanta the night before (Friday). You are welcome to attend either or both of these events.
Monday, January 28, 2008
The ERMD Student Award recognizes a student who is especially
interested in pursuing a career as an information professional dealing with
environment and resource management issues. A $1,000 award will be
given to a student enrolled in an
This award is meant to promote both current and future involvement in and
commitment to the library and information science profession prior to,
during, and after the master's program.
To be considered for the award, a student must be an
write a 300-500 word essay describing his or her interest in the
issues facing information professionals in the environment and natural
resources fields. Essays should be labeled with the student's name,
contact information, and educational institution. Deadline for
receiving submissions is February 29, 2008. Please send submissions via email to
Judy Bolstad at email@example.com.
The award will be presented at the SLA Annual Conference in June. The
winner is encouraged, but not required, to attend the annual
Judy Bolstad Document Delivery/Reference Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
U. C. Berkeley
1 University Hall #7360
tel: (510) 642-2511
fax: (510) 642-7623
Document Delivery/Reference Librarian
Call for Entries
Thomas Cooper Library
Student Book Collecting Award, 2008
Submission deadline: March 18, 2008.
Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the
The collection may be in any field or may emphasize some particular area of interest within a subject. Collections may illustrate a certain bibliographical feature such as edition, illustrations, typography, binding, &tc. Books and printed documents in all formats are acceptable for submission.
Materials submitted by entrants must be owned and have been collected primarily by them. Entries should be submitted by March 18, 2008 and should include the following:
a) A brief essay (2-3 pages, double-spaced) describing how and why the collection was assembled and specific plans for its future development.
b) An annotated bibliography of 25-40 selected titles from the collection.
c) A cover sheet listing the entrant’s name, address, phone and email contacts.
N.B.: The entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the entry except on the cover sheet. If submitting electronically, please send as PDF files to retain all original formatting. Entrants may wish to look over a previous successful entry to get ideas on arranging their material: a binder of such entries is available in Rare Books and Special Collections.
A panel of three judges will evaluate the anonymous entries. Each entrant’s essay and bibliography will be evaluated on how well they illustrate the concept of the collection. The discussion of the collection’s strengths and goals should reflect planning and knowledge of the field. The essay should also discuss the collection’s relationship to other similar collections. The winner will be expected to exhibit selected items in Thomas Cooper Library in April 2008. The winning entry will also be submitted to the national student book collecting competition sponsored by the Grolier Club of
Entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 18, 2008, to:
Rare Books and Special Collections
Thomas Cooper Library
I have talked to a couple of you about seeing a real NHL game down in
Atlanta Thrashers in what should be a really good game. Tickets are 10
bucks and 7 to park. Patrick has confirmed that we can crash at his
apartment, but he needs to know how many people are coming down. If you are
still interested in this, please e-mail me immediately. We need to
discuss travel times and plans and arrangements. Tentative time for leaving
on Friday will be 3 PM and staying the night, coming back to
Also, if you have not seen the Darjeeling Limited at the Nick, I
suggest you do that. Tonight is the last showing.
Friday, January 25, 2008
LISSA Symposium -- Jane Meyers, of the Lubuto Library Project, Will Be Our Speaker This Year, April 2nd at 4 pm
Lubuto builds libraries in Africa for street children, mainly HIV/AIDS orphans. Please join us for a wonderful lecture from a wonderful LIS-professional.
LISSA Field Trip to the South Carolina General Assembly Legislative Council Legislative Library March 7th at 3 pm
The library is located on the State Capital Grounds, so we will meet in Davis College and walk over at 2:30 pm.
Please join us. It should be a very interesting trip.
LISSA Field Trip to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Lineberger Memorial Library James R. Crumley Jr. Archives at 4pm, Friday, April 11th
Lineberger Memorial Library James R. Crumley Jr. Archives at 4pm, Friday, April 11th.
The address for the archive is as follows: 4201 N. Main St; Columbia, SC 29203-3838
Please join us. It should be a very interesting trip.
SLIS Colloquium -- William Kirkland, CEO of Collexis Inc, will lecture at this Colloquium this Thursday, March 27th at 6 pm in Davis Room 216.
Collexis is the world leader in knowledge retrieval technology, so please join us for what will be a very interesting lecture.
SLIS Colloquium -- Dwight McInvaill, of award-winning Georgetown Public Library, will present a lecture on his library's use of video games
Please join us for what will be a wonderful lecture.
Volunteers needed for the SCASL Conference Tuesday, March 11th to Wednesday, March 12th at the Columbia Convention Center.
Tuesday, March 11 from 4pm-7pm for bag stuffing and general running around/helping at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to prepare for conference, which starts the next day.
If there are students who are registered for conference, they can volunteer to help Wednesday.If interested, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
South Carolina Book Festival Friday, Feb. 22nd to Sunday, Feb. 24th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street)
For Volunteer FAQ's, please click here.
For information on ways to volunteer at the Book Festival, please click here.
For volunteer applications, please click here.
Please volunteer. Of all the service projects we have during the school year, this one is the one that really touches people and that they remember.
[P.S. To volunteer for the SCCCBL-related Book Festival event on the from 9 am to 1 pm Friday, Feb. 22nd, click here for more information.]
SC Book Festival Kick-Off For Kids Friday, Feb. 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street)
Six volunteers will be needed, and more information will be posted when available.
Please join us if you can. It should be a wonderful way to start off this year's Book Festival.
To volunteer, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
[P.S. To volunteer any other Book Festival event, click here for more information.]
David Goble, the Librarian of South Carolina, Will Be The First SLIS Colloquium Speaker Thursday, Jan. 31st at 6pm in Davis 216
Place: Davis College Room 216
Thursday, January 24, 2008
There will be an important Orientation and Information Session about School Library Media Certification in Davis 209 from 12:30 pm to 3-4 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Davis 209 is the large classroom located on the second floor of Davis building near the Greene Street entrance.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The School Library Media Orientation and Information will cover required courses, applications for certification, PRAXIS II testing, applications for and information about internships in school library media, initial certification, adding K-12 school library media certification to current certification, portfolio requirements, and sources for financial aid. There will be time for questions and answers as well as individual advisement.
SLM Information Session Presenters: Dr. Donna Shannon and Elizabeth Miller
If you have any questions about the Orientation and Information Session on February 23, 2008, please contact either Elizabeth Miller (email@example.com) or Dr. Donna Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click on the "Online mailing list archives," then "Subscriber's Corner" (on the left).
After you create a password, the "Subscriber's Corner" shows which USC lists you are currently subscribed to (and gives you the option to unsubscribe through the web-based system rather than sending email).
Housing: Gardiner is a town of 800 people and summer housing in town is difficult to find. Housing in the park will be made available to the intern for a small monthly fee. An automobile is required for transportation to and from work.
Qualifications: This internship position requires a student currently enrolled in an
Duration: At least three months (if summer term, no more than one week between beginning/end of school).
Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter (outlining related experience, professional goals and/or reasons for applying to this internship), resume, list of three references and a copy of your transcript.
Application Deadline: Application materials must be postmarked or received no later than March 7th, 2008. Emails are accepted.
Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. Applicants must be willing to complete a background investigation form and get finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.
Contact Person: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla
Phone: (307) 344-2264
Phone: (307) 344-2264
Fax: (307) 848-9958
Fax: (307) 848-9958
EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
To SLIS Students:
The College of Mass Communications & Information Studies (CMCIS) Alumni
Society invites you to sign-up for its Mentor Program that pairs alumni
with current students. Now you can have your very own mentor to learn
more about your particular field of study. A mentor can be a guide,
coach, motivator and problem-solver all-in-one to help you grow
personally and professionally.
We are having a Speed Networking Event to match alumni and students for
the Spring semester on Monday, February 4, and we'd love to see you
there. If you cannot attend the Speed Networking Event but are still
interested in having a mentor, please contact Amanda Stone at
email@example.com. Distance education students are also
Spring Mentor Match Event
Who: Alumni and current students of the College of Mass Communications
and Information Studies who are interested in joining the Mentor Program
sponsored by the CMCIS Alumni Society.
What: A speed networking event to match alumni and students for the
Mentor Program. Participants will rotate every five to eight minutes,
speaking to all participants. Refreshments will be served and
participants will have a chance to sign up for the Mentor Program and
choose a mentor or mentee if desired.
When: Monday, February 4, 2008, 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.
Where: The Vista Community Room, Suggs & Kelly Law Center, 500 Taylor
St. Columbia, SC
Why: To sign up both alumni and students for the Mentor Program in a
fun and creative way.
Limited to 20 students. All participants must sign up in advance.
Admission is FREE.
RSVP to Amanda Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2008.
USC College of Mass Communications & Information Studies Alumni Society
Web site: http://www.sc.edu/cmcis/alumni/index.html
CMCIS Alumni Society Mentoring Program Blog:
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The First LISSA Field Trip of the Semester Will Be at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital's Josey Health Science Library Friday, January 25th at 3 pm.
The first LISSA Field Trip of the semester will be at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital's Josey Health Science Library Friday, January 25th at 3 pm.
If you would like to carpool, please be at Davis College by 2:15pm Friday. You can also join us there at 3 pm.
Please join us for a very interesting tour.
Location: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Josey Health Science Library --
5 Richland Medical Park,
Columbia, SC 29203-6897
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Please help the Lubuto Library Project meet a $20,000 matching pledge challenge!
Many of you gave very generously in response to our year-end appeal, but now there is an opportunity for Lubuto to receive a 100% match of your donor dollars! The $40,000 we will raise will allow us to begin construction of the next Lubuto Library. To help us meet the 6-week challenge goal, visit www.Lubuto.org and click "donate now" or mail a check to:
Lubuto Library Project, Inc.
5505 Connecticut Ave., NW, #368
, DC 20015-2601
Lubuto will be featured in a story on DC’s channel 5 news this Friday, January 18. For live streaming during the 8am and 11am newscasts, or to view the program afterward, go to www.myFoxDC.com.
Jane Kinney Meyers, President
Lubuto Library Project, Inc.
Bringing enlightenment and hope to Africa 's most vulnerable children
The has announced the for 2008, the results can be seen here: http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/january2008/announce08.htm
One of my favorite authors, , is one of the winners!
I hope everyone is having a great first week,
Zachary D. Moore
Thank you very much!
Let’s Speak English
Join us for our Let’s Speak English program. This special program is designed to help international adults in our community practice speaking English. International adults will be able to practice their needed English skills in a comfortable environment by conversing with local adult volunteers.
Volunteers needed from January 16-April 16, 2008 at the Main Library on Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m.
Patron Assistants are needed to greet and provide assistance to library visitors and patrons on Thursday afternoons 1:30-4:30, alternate Saturdays from 9-12 and alternate Sunday afternoons from 3-6 p.m.
As a RCPL volunteer you are able to:
- acquire new skills and gain recognized work experience
- expand your social horizons
- serve in your own community
- keep up with the latest books
- help, and be appreciated for it
- contribute to the success of the largest, busiest public library system in
For additional information on these volunteer opportunities Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 929-3436 or email email@example.com.
You may also download a volunteer application from www.myrcpl.com and return the completed application to any RCPL location or to:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2008
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability
of one internship position available from late May through the end of
August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).
Located in Athens, Ga., the Digital Library (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/)
works together with Georgia's libraries, archives, museums, and other
institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and
historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is
accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and
preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These
may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books,
photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers,
primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats.
The internship position will be available from late May through the end
of August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).
The intern will work a thirty-five hour work week and assist in the
collection and upgrading of partner metadata related to the history and
culture of the state of Georgia. Activities also may include image
preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text
encoding), site development, and interface evaluation.
The intern has a choice of compensation packages:
* $8/hr. plus on-campus housing (on-campus housing is only available
from Monday, May 19, 2008 to Sunday, July 27, 2008) or
* $14.50/hr. (the intern will be responsible for securing his/her
own housing arrangements).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Participates in the development of metadata by following
project-specific guidelines and procedures and by adhering to established national
and local standards.
*Maintains quality control and project goals by reviewing work, site
proofing, monitoring of OCR, SGML and XML output, and record editing and
updating as necessary.
*Assists in development of supplemental contextual materials for
*Maintains statistical records of production by monitoring the material
flowing through the unit and resolving work-flow problems.
*Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in department by
assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
*Enhances database quality and searchability by collaborating with
GALILEO and Database Support staff on database design issues.
Recent graduate or current student of a masters-level library science,
archival studies/public history or museum studies program; Interest in
digitization in cultural heritage settings; Ability to perform diverse
and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to
exercise independent judgment; Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships; Ability to work successfully in a
production-oriented environment; Ability to direct the work of others; Good written
and oral communication skills; Working knowledge of historical research
methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools;
Familiarity with digital project setting preferred; Experience with XML and/or
HTML preferred; Coursework or experience in cataloging and/or archival
description preferred. Experience with digital imaging and OCR
preferred. Experience in an archival or museum setting preferred. College
degree required with background in humanities or social sciences prefer!
d. Knowledge of the Georgia history and culture a plus.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter detailing your suitability
for the position, and contact information for three references.
Applications should be postmarked by February 22, 2008 and be sent to Sheila
McAlister, Assistant Director, Digital Library of Georgia, University
of Georgia, Main Library, Athens, GA 30602-1641, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheila McAlister, C. A.
Digital Library of Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641
Children’s Room Substitute
Richland County Public Library
· Excellent part-time job opportunity for SLIS students
· Gain experience in children’s services while working an on-call, flexible schedule
· Close to USC campus
Job title: Children’s Room Substitute
Location: Children’s Room, Main Library, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
Salary: $10.32 per hour
Hours: Part-time, on-call position with varying and flexible hours. The RCPL Children’s Room is open Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday and Saturday 9-6, and Sunday 2-6. Substitutes work a flexible schedule (on-call) during any of these hours, dependent upon library scheduling needs.
Job duties include:
Assist library patrons in finding and using library materials effectively with the use of appropriate tools, such as automated library system and bibliographic tools.
Successfully complete and effectively apply limited training in the job, both initially and with periodic updates.
Assist patrons with basic informational and directional requests.
Help promote Children’s Room programs.
Assist staff in locating and pulling patron requests.
Work positively and pleasantly with public and staff on an on-going basis.
Apply work characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented.
Maintain ability to adapt to new technology and changes in work procedures.
Perform other related duties as assigned or as needed.
High school graduation, preferably with one or more years of college work.
Other qualifications as required by stated “required knowledge, skills, and abilities”.
Availability matching library’s needs regarding location, schedule, and duration. Individuals who prefer a regular job (i.e. regular schedule of hours, FT or PT), or those whose hours of availability are fewer than 20 per week, should not apply.
Ability to lift, bend, squat, pull loaded book bin, print legibly, stand continuously, and walk around needed to perform the duties of the job.
To apply, submit completed “Employment Application” and “Substitute Supplemental Application” to any Richland County Public Library location or to: Personnel Office, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201. Contact the Personnel Office at 803-929-3435 with any questions.
See also “Employment” at www.myrcpl.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The 797D Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments,
called J797D, is offered in the Spring 2008 semester. Here is an overview
of the course:
This elective course is designed for students who wish to develop
comprehensive electronic health-related information-searching and -seeking
skills. This course is a survey of electronic information resources in
the health sciences, including discussion of relevant controlled
vocabularies and their use in formulating and executing search strategies.
The ultimate goals are to: 1) prepare the students in the School of
Library and Information Science’s Master’s program to be expert online
searchers in the provision of health information services in both
physical information settings and in a virtual environment, including the
Internet, and 2) assist doctoral and master’s students in health-related
programs in the development of critical thinking and analytical skills
in health-information seeking and use.
797D can meet the needs of students who want to develop advanced health
information online searching skills. I used concepts in the Medical
Library Association Policy Statement: Role of Expert Searching in Health
Sciences Libraries to design this course
Approach to Course:
A combination of lectures, class activities, discussion, and projects.
• Lectures and course materials (electronic- and/or text-based)
will be uploaded to the course Blackboard (BB) web site on Wednesdays.
• Several online class sessions will be held throughout the
semester on Wednesdays.
Wednesday (6:00 pm -7:50 pm)
Adobe® Connect™ (aka Breeze Meeting), course Blackboard, and e-mail
January 26, 2008 (Location: Davis College Computer Lab Rm. #111 on the
Note from instructor: Students in J797D are mandatory for the one
all-day Saturday (on campus OR virtual; 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.) onsite. I'll
work with the students to choose a date for the virtual onsite via
Adobe® Connect™ (aka Breeze Meeting). Students can choose to attend the
on-campus onsite or the virtual one.
Textbook and Course Resources:
Required readings in full-text format will be available on the course
Blackboard (BB) web site.
This course is a survey of electronic information resources in the
health sciences, including online command-driven systems, menu-driven
systems, and Internet sources. The course covers the discussion of relevant
controlled vocabularies and their use in formulating and executing
search strategies. It also includes an evidence-based health-care
component whereby students learn to analyze critically the biomedical
literature and determine reference and research relevancy.
The major topics are:
1. Health sciences electronic information resources
2. Controlled vocabularies
3. Search strategy formulation and execution
4. Evidence- based health care
Course Goals and Objectives:
This course is designed to provide an overview of various health
sciences electronic information resources as well as controlled vocabularies
used to index the biomedical literature. Students will gain hands-on
experience developing and executing search strategies. Students will
gain exposure to evidence-based health-care techniques employed to
evaluate the literature and determine reference and research relevancy.
At the conclusion of this course students should:
1. Understand the basic principles involved in developing search
strategies to retrieve citations to the biomedical literature
2. Be acquainted with controlled vocabularies used to index the
3. Be acquainted with reference tools utilized in health sciences
4. Have an understanding of evidence-based health care techniques
employed to analyze critically the biomedical literature and determine
reference and research relevancy
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. I look
forward to seeing you and work with you in this semester.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
For information about the Career Center and their recruitment fairs,
please go to this URL http://www.sc.edu/career/
Clicking on the Education Recruitment icon will allow you to see a
List of schools/school districts that are already registered to attend.
The list is short at this point because recruiters typically wait until
the last minute to register. In order to see more details about the types
of teachers the districts are seeking, the students will need to
register in JobMate, and anyone who needs help with this can contact
JobMate is free for students.
The USC School of Medicine Library is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the Access Services Department. Details are available at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/ga.htm.
The 10 hours per week position pays $8.50 per hour and includes a $750 per semester tuition supplement. The GA must be able to work Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please send your resume to Briget Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. The views expressed here represent the views of individual list members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Hi archives students,
The South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board is seeking a
student assistant. Job responsibilities will include compiling an
online directory, developing communications in the archival community
(web, e-mail and surface mail addresses, etc.), and possibly securing
publicity on soon to be awarded Board grants to repositories and local
governments, and, as needed, in the more mundane help of copying, etc.
The position would begin in mid-to-late January and run through the
Spring 2008 semester, with the possibility that I may have funding
through the end of 2008. 20 hours per week, $10-12 per hour.
If you are interested, contact Roy Tryon at email@example.com or
The Reference Services Librarian provides reference assistance to a
diverse community of Library patrons utilizing print and electronic
resources. The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in
Library Science or related field, a positive attitude, and strong
customer relations skills. Further information and application
available at www.midnet.sc.edu/sumtercls Contact Robert Harden @
firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-773-7273.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Hello New SLIS Students,
We are looking forward to meeting you on Saturday, January 12 on the
Columbia Campus for the School of Library and Information Science
Earlier this month notices about the Orientation were mailed to all new
This meeting is MANDATORY for incoming students; if you have a
for not attending, such as family emergency, etc. please contact the
Office at 1-800-304-3153, or 1-803-777-3887, or by email at
We will begin at 10:00 am in Room 107 at Currell College. Parking can
be found at meters on
nearby streets as well as in the lower level of the Pendleton Street
Garage. Currell College is
located on Greene Street, across from the Russell House student Center
and next to Davis College
on Greene Street. If you want to get online driving directions, just
enter our address (Davis College)
at 1501 Greene Street for the destination address. You can also go to
the USC campus map web site at http://www.sc.edu/uscmap to locate
We will begin at 10:00 am when you will be welcomed and introduced to
SLIS faculty, staff, and other guests. A brief overview and
session will conclude at 10:45 am with a morning break. We will
the information portion untiil lunch, which will be served at Davis
College at 12:30 - 1:45 pm. Students will have time to go to the Barnes
and Noble Book store at Russell House in the afternoon portion of
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Student Services Manager
School of Library and Information Sciences
University of SC
Phone: (803) 777-0270 Fax: (803) 777-0457
DIGITAL LIBRARY SCANNING ASSISTANT NEEDED at the Special Collections
Department of the Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston.
Part-time Digital Library assistant is needed for 20 hours a week,
starting in January, to assist in scanning rare library materials.
Hours are flexible between 9am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. A minimum
commitment and an inclination to be detail-oriented is preferred. All
serious inquiries please contact John White at (843)953-6810 or
The views expressed here represent the views of individual list members
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the School of Library and
Information Science at the University of South Carolina.
The School of Library and Information Science is seeking three graduate
students who are interested in a Graduate Assistantship for the Spring
2008 semester. Two positions are available with a faculty member, and
one position is available in a campus office. The faculty assignments
requires 10 hours of work per week, and the office assignment requires
20 hours of work per week. Student assistants with 10 hour
assistantship earn a stipend of $1500 per semester and a $1500 tuition
supplement; student assistants with a 20 hour assistantship earn a
stipend of $3000 per semester and a $1500 tuition supplement.
Both of these positions offer excellent learning and work experiences.
If you are interested, please contact the SLIS Director's Office at
777-3858 or by email at email@example.com.
Carolyn A. Delton
Office of the Director
School of Library & Information Science
College of Mass Communications & Information Studies
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Office: (803) 777-3858 Fax: (803) 777-7938
Welcome to SLIS J706!!
The syllabus is now available on the web at -
You can access the first things you need to do from the Assignments
The Blackboard site for the class is not ready yet, but will be set to
later this week. I will post another message to this list when the
site is ready. After that, course announcements will be made within
I know that the syllabus will not answer all of the questions and
you have about the course. Later this week, a complete course
will be available in Blackboard.
School of Library & Information Science, Davis College
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
EMAIL FOR SLIS706: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
1. Part-time Digital Library assistant is needed for 20 hours a week
each, starting in January, for a minimum of 8 months, to assist in web
design, metadata creation, and scanning rare library materials.
Experience with PhotoShop, Excel and HTML required and an inclination to
be detail-oriented preferred.
2. Seeking a creative person for 20 hours a week, starting in January,
to assist in creating web pages for digital library collections.Minimum
skills needed are HTML, Photoshop, and web design. Additional experience
preferred. Job may require other miscellaneous digital library duties.
For examples see http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/.
Hours are flexible between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Serious
inquiries please contact Kate Boyd at 777-2249 or email@example.com.
Interviewing will occur at the beginning of January.
Monday, January 7, 2008
DEAF CULTURE LINKING WITH LIBRARIES
To help meet our mission to promote deaf culture, books and
through library programs and exhibits, the National Literary Society
the Deaf (NLSD) will have an exhibit (Table #233) during the annual
business meeting of the American Library Association, January 11 - 16,
2008. www.ala.org. The meeting will be held in Philadelphia, at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch Street). Exhibits hours are
Friday, January 11 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm); Saturday, January 12 and
Sunday, January 13 (9:00 am to 5:00pm) and Monday, January 14 (9:00 am
to 2:00 pm)
Jim Mallard is the new NLSD Exhibit Coordinator and he will be
assisted by Amy Bopp, President of Library Friends Section of the
National Association of the Deaf and Newby Ely, a member of Deaf
The exhibit theme will be GOT DEAF CULTURE @ YOUR LIBRARY? ASK A
LIBRARIAN!. This is a new series for 2008-2010 in which purpose is to
familiarize American libraries with the National Association of the
Deaf and ten other deaf-related membership organizations. If you plan
to be at the above convention, please stop by the NLSD table #233 and
ask about the new Series.
If you are unable to stop by but you want local deaf communities to be
aware of your library's interest in presenting deaf cultural programs
in 2008 or beyond, please check to make sure that your library is
already listed in the FOLDA directory, DEAF COMMUNITY CONTACTS @ YOUR
LIBRARY - www.folda.net (click on key contacts and then directories).
Individuals wishing to become boosters of NLSD: please go to
Individuals wishing to join Library Friends Section of the National
Association of the Deaf (LFS-NAD): please email your name and email
address asking about its benefits to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice L. Hagemeyer, Director
National Literary Society of the Deaf
The Columbia Area Medical Librarians Association invites you to attend a special presentation
Impacting African Health in a Small Medical Library
Jane Bridges, ML, AHIP
Mercer University Clinical Campus Librarian
Health Sciences Library
Memorial University Medical Center
Friday, January 11, 2008
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
School of Medicine Library
University of South Carolina
Ms. Bridges will report on her experience of organizing a hospital library collection in a mission hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Ms. Bridges received her library degree at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. She has held positions with South Carolina AHEC at MUSC in Charleston; Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC; Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, TN. She is a distinguished member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals.
In 2005, Ms. Bridges was the first hospital librarian chosen to participate in the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows program. When not at her day job, she practices yoga and enjoys paddling her kayak in the tidal marshes around Tybee Island, Georgia, where she lives. She is a breast cancer survivor.
A reception will follow the presentation.
[Posted on behalf of Linda Martin]
I'm sending this out to you all in hopes that you
might know of someone who is willing and able to
work around 20 hours per week ($10 per hour) to
assist with maintaining the law library at Nelson
The job entails updating looseleaf materials,
filing pocket parts and shelving.
The hours are very flexible, requiring some during 8
am - 6 pm for direction from the library staff.
Let me hear,