Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pictures from the Spring Student Colloquium 03/17/08

Here are the pictures from the Spring Colloquium 03/17/08. Thanks Manju and Santi for presenting.

Pictures from Dwight McInvaill's SLIS Colloquium Lecture 03/20/08

Here are the pictures from Dwight McInvaill's SLIS Colloquium lecture March 20th. Thanks to Mr. McInvaill for presenting.

Friday, March 28, 2008



The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association (VRA) are pleased to announce that registration for the fifth Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management is now in progress.

The 2008 Summer Educational Institute will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, from July 7 through July 13, 2008. It is an intensive 5-day workshop intended to provide instruction in visual resources and image collection management. ARLIS/NA and VRA have developed a special curriculum to provide intensive training in these areas--training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs. The Summer Educational Institute will be relevant for beginning visual resources professionals as well as experienced professionals requiring new skills and knowledge. Instructors will be drawn from professionals in the field of visual resources and library and information science. Tuition will be $675 for ARLIS/NA and VRA members and $725 for non-members. Reasonably priced accommodations in a James Madison University dorm will be available for approximately $31 a night with A/C. A cafeteria-style meal plan will also be offered at approximately $22 per day.

The faculty continues to evolve, but the basic course offerings will remain the same. Information on accommodations, and registration procedures is available on our website at

To register click on this link:

Contacts (Summer Educational Institute Implementation Committee Co-Chairs):

Amy Lucker
Library Director
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
1 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 992-5826

Jeanne M. Keefe
Visual Resources Librarian
Architecture Library
Greene Building, Room 306
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street,

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 276-2727

Wednesday, March 26, 2008



Public service pioneer needed!-if your focus is innovation,
customer-service, and collaborative team building, Chattahoochee
Regional Library System in Columbus, GA has the job for you.
Chief of
Public Services is a newly created position offering the
opportunity to
join a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, board and community to
*the leading library of our size in the nation, a customer

Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System is a five county
system serving Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area (pop.
196,000). Governed by a seven-member System Board of Trustees,
Library staff (currently 116.5 FTEs) with a budget of $6.3
operates a new Central Library, eight branch libraries and two
bookmobiles serving an increasingly diverse area. Chattahoochee
has an ambitious three-year strategic plan with a focus on
exceptional and consistent customer service at all locations,
services through innovative technology, and developing and
strong staff development initiatives to build an outstanding
collaborative system team committed to reaching the Library*s
and objectives. This is an opportunity for a successful Chief
of Public
Services to make a real, substantial difference in providing
library service to the Columbus community.

The successful candidate must have excellent internal and
communication skills to inspire and motivate; be capable of
conveying a
shared vision of innovative library service for the System;
and be
at building and maintaining collaborative relationships among
counties, individual communities, and the library staff.
with strategic planning, designing and managing change,
developing and
implementing an effective and compelling customer service
facilities and space planning, library technology, and best
library operations are key skills. Additional information
on the
Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System and the
community can be found at:

Minimum requirements: an MLS from an ALA-accredited program;
five years
of progressively responsible public library experience; and a
three years of management and supervisory experience. Salary
$73,948-$89,314 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information: Contact Dan Bradbury, Gossage Sager
Associates, or 816-531-2468. This
opportunity will close April 13, 2008. To apply, please send
a cover
letter and current resume as attachments via email to:

Frankie's Fun Park this Saturday

Hey everybody!

Since Dr. Sam's celebration dinner for faculty, adjuncts, staff,
readers and mentors, and GAs is this Friday, our exciting SLIS get-together
has been moved back to Saturday.

But what an event it is going to be!

Frankie's Fun Park has plenty to offer everybody:

· Miniature Golf (also known as Putt-Putt)

· Go-Karts (watch Adam wreck at 10 miles per hour)

· Arcade Games (also known as Quarter Munchers)Laser Tag (also known as the Most Important Thing Ever)

· Skeeball (also known as that game that gives you all those tickets, but never enough to buy anything)

· Food & Drinks (also known as pretzels, hot dogs, french fries, pop, no that's soda jerk)

· Loose Children Without Parental Supervision Hyped Up on Sugar (also known as the Punks Who Beat You At Every Video Game Even Though You Are Twice Their Size)

· Remember, it is not Friday, but Saturday (also known as the 29th) we will be meeting at Frankie's (or do we want to meet before?)

7:00-7:30 pm ish

Frankies is at 140 Parkridge Drive by a Lowe's nearby Harbison Blvd.

Any questions, send me an email.

See you there,


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Haiti Library Project: Card Catalog Day & School Materials Being Requested


Drucilla Carter, our contact for the Haiti Library Project, will be in town Sunday. We will be in the computer lab in Davis working on a card catalog for the school in Haiti starting at 10 am. We will have instructions, so please join us.

Also, there is still a donation drive continuing for the school library. Here is what has been requested:
  • Boys Underwear (new) -- all sizes
  • Socks (new) -- all sizes
  • Blue Ink Pins
  • Scarfs or Bandannas
  • Hair Ribbons (or any hair pins, ornaments)
  • Matchbox cars
The box in 110 will be under the table to the left as you walk in the room. It has a been clearly labeled.

These kids haven't had too many breaks in life. If sometime before next Sunday, it would be very much appreciated. (The drive will be continued until the end of the school year, however).

When I first put this message out on the listservs last summer, a number of distance ed students asked me if they could send money. Check donations can be made to either:
  • "St. Mary's Episcopal Church" (for education sponsorship donations, to give money to pay for the kids to go to the school)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Donors should write "Haiti Children's Education Fund" in the memo section of the check.
  • "Mission Aviation Fellowship" (to by supplies for the school, whatever is most needed)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Donors should write "Haiti Ministries" in the memo section of the check.
You can mail items or enclosed checks to the following:

Drucilla Carter
Chesterfield County Library
119 W Main St
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Thanks to everyone who has given so far. The box is full right now, and we will keep this up at least for this school year. We also plan to do a few more days of card catalog making this semester, so we will keep you posted.

Have a nice day,


Internship opportunity in Charleston

Internship Opportunity at Historic Charleston Foundation

Archives and/or Library Assistant

Historic Charleston Foundation is offering a paid internship to a graduate or upper-level undergraduate student interested in gaining experience in archival work or librarianship. The internship (approximately 130 hours) may be done during the summer (between May-August) or during the fall semester (2008).

HCF’s mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural, and cultural character of Charleston and its historic environs, and to educate the public about its history and the benefits that are derived from preservation. The Archives and Library support the mission by collecting, preserving, and making available for research its collections of property files, photographs, architectural drawings, books, and other resources, which provide historical background about Charleston and the buildings (mostly) in the downtown historic district. HCF’s institutional records are also part of the archival collection; these include correspondence, minutes, scrapbooks, and other records, as well as documentation of early preservation and neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Job Description: The specific project(s) will be determined by the intern’s interest/experience and the needs of the archives and/or library. Projects may entail working with a variety of collections/materials such as institutional records, posters, brochures, and publications; photographs and slides; blueprints, architectural drawings, and maps; books, audiovisual items, and journals. The duration of the internship will be approximately 130 hours and the work schedule will be flexible as long as the intern commits to the completion of the project(s).

Duties May Include: Processing, arranging, describing, and cataloging archival and/or library materials; creating finding aids, indexes, and inventories of materials; inputting data into the Archives and Library Catalogs (Past Perfect software) and/or other databases; conducting research; scanning of photographs and other materials.

Qualifications: Graduate student in an Archives/Public History or Library and Information Science program, or undergraduate who has completed at least two years of college with a desire for a career in archives or libraries. Interest in or knowledge of historic preservation, architecture, and/or Charleston history is a plus, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of archival and/or library methodology and techniques; experience using standard computer technology and office equipment, including word-processing programs, databases, scanners, and photocopiers; experience using Past Perfect or other museum collection management software; ability to work independently; good organizational skills; detail-oriented; reliable.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Standard office setting; professional dress and demeanor required. Work may require the ability to lift up to 30 lb. boxes. Work may involve periods of time in chilly environment.

Compensation: $10.00 per hour (for maximum 130 hours).

Send letter of interest and résumé to: Karen Emmons

Historic Charleston Foundation

P.O. Box 1120

Charleston, SC 29402

(843) 724-8490

Monday, March 24, 2008


Dear Students,

If you are graduating this semester under the new core (701, 705, 707)
you can be the first to put your portfolios into Blackboard and we will
keep them live for two years or until you tell us you have the perfect
job and we can take your files down. THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT for
graduation in May 2008.

If you are graduating in the summer or next fall and you are in the new
core then you do need to make a portfolio. Please plan on attending
one of the many portfolio workshops available throughout the summer and

In the future, if you have ANY questions please just let me know!



Dr. S. K. Hastings
Director & Professor
School of Library & Information Science
College of Mass Communications & Information Studies
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
v: 803-777-3858
f: 803-777-7938

Call for volunteers

Hi everyone,

The Southeast Branch of RCPL is having a
Children's Day / Daa de los Ninos program on April 12th and needs volunteers to help out. Every year the attendance number grows, and last year there were 125 people.

The program is from 2:00-5:00 and if anyone can work all or part of that time it would be a huge help. We need volunteers to help set up beforehand, work the craft tables, serve food, clean up afterwards, etc. If anyone is interested please contact Sarah Maner by email
or by phone (803) 929-3462.

Below is the schedule for the program and attached is the flier. I hope to see lots of you there!

1:00-2:00 Set-up

2:00-3:00 Crafts and welcome

3:00-4:00 Stories, songs, puppets

4:00-5:00 Food

Zack Moore

Position Announcement: Library Development Director, Portland OR

Library Development Director

Position Announcement

Portland State University


The Library Development Director will have a dual report to the University Librarian of Portland State Library and to the Vice President for University Relations or the VP’s designee. This is an unranked, unrepresented, full-time, 12-month appointment. This position provides leadership and implementation of activities to enhance the fundraising program for Portland State University Library. The Director works closely with the University Librarian, Library staff, Portland State University Foundation, and Portland State Office of University Development to ensure that the fund-raising program and external relations are operated in accordance with the mission, procedures, priorities and needs of the Library and University. Some evening or weekend work and travel are required.

Required Qualifications

B.A. or B.S. required; proven record of successful major gift fund raising for at least three years; exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, organizational, time management, project management skills; self-motivated strategic thinker with a proven record of working independently and as part of a diverse team, handling multiple priorities and achieving results; thorough knowledge of development principles and practices; experience with annual giving, gift tracking/processing, direct mail programs, donor relations, and data management, preferably in educational institutions; ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a changing environment; attentive to accuracy and detail; well developed skills with database software and desktop applications; current driver’s license with ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends; must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check; finalists must be able to provide all college transcripts.

Please see the complete position description and application instructions at: .

Deadlines: Review of applicants will begin April 7, 2008. The search will remain open until finalists are identified.

To Apply: Send cover letter; resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Karena Bayruns, Search Coordinator, Transcripts and background checks will be required for finalists. In cover letter, address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications.

Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or .pdf documents)

PSU is an AA/EO institution and, in keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Internship Posting: Science/Technology Intern Librarian

Arthur Lakes Library

Colorado School of Mines

Science/Technology Intern Librarian

Colorado School of Mines’ Arthur Lakes Library invites applications for the position of Science/Technology Intern Librarian. The Colorado School of Mines is a doctoral-granting institution devoted to engineering and applied science, particularly in the areas of energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering. The Arthur Lakes Library is a specialized technical library that supports the educational and research goals of the Colorado School of Mines and serves as a regional center for information in engineering and science. The Library staff consists of 11 library faculty and 11 FTE support staff. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, the Arthur Lakes Library, and the internship please see:

Description The internship will provide experience in a science/engineering academic library. The experience will be tailored to the interest and/or skills of the intern as well as the current needs of the Library. The intern could possibly work in the following areas: reference, collection development, campus outreach, government publications, or cataloging. The intern is expected to report on his or her discoveries by memo, project report, or presentation. It is expected that the result of the intern’s work, in part or whole, will be implemented by the Library. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in campus and Library meetings. A librarian will serve as a mentor to help the intern become acquainted with the Library and the profession.

Qualifications A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school or significant work towards the completion of a master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field or experience in a science/engineering academic library. Excellent communication skills, adaptability to changing environment, and motivation are of extreme importance. Must have interest in working in a science/engineering academic library.

Duration/Hours Start and end date during the fall semester as well as hours to be determined.

Compensation The internship is unpaid and if seeking credit, be sure to verify with the degree granting institution that the internship is appropriate.

Applying Submit a letter of application, résumé, a single page document describing the library science courses taken so far and undergraduate degree (in lieu of undergraduate and graduate transcripts), and the names and contact information (email preferred) of 2 references to the Intern Search Committee in care of Megan Tomeo by email (please attach as a Word document or PDF). To expedite the search process correspondences will be via email (a typical search for an academic position will use mail, email, or fax). Please note additional information for evaluation may be requested.

Review of applications will begin no later than April 14, 2008.

Job Opportunity at SC DHEC

Graduate Student Position * Information Specialist

ELSA (Electronic Library Services and Assistance) at SC Dept. of Health
and Environmental Control seeks a MLIS Graduate Student for a part time
position. The position is for 20 hrs. per week at $11.25 per hour.
Work days and hours are flexible around student*s schedule. Start
date * May 1, preferably.


  • Check in print journals.
  • Scan articles for distribution
  • Retrieve articles from USC Thomas Cooper, Richland Memorial Library,
  • School of Medicine and Lexington Hospital.
  • Update and maintain our integrated catalog system
  • Copy cataloging
  • Enter data into accounting database
  • Assist Librarian
  • Send out electronic table of contents

To Apply

Fax resume and cover letter to Attn: Teri Neuman


Or Phone: Teri Neuman at 898-2474

Or Mail: DHEC

ELSA/Teri Neuman

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Friday, March 21, 2008

Storytelling Workshop With Natalie Daise Friday, April 4th at 2:30 pm

Event: Storytelling Workshop with Natalie Daise

Date: Friday, April 4th

Time: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Location: USC Inn

Please join us for a storytelling workshop with Natalie Daise. It should be very interesting.

Deans' Lecture -- Brian Lamb President and Founder of C-Span Thursday April 3rd form 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the USC Law Center

Event: Deans' Lecture -- Brian Lamb President and Founder of C-Span

Date: Thursday April 3rd form 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: USC Law Center

Brian Lamb, President and Founder of C-Span and host of Booknotes, will be the guest speaker for this year's Deans' Lecture. Please join us for a fascinating lecture.

Library and Information Professionals for 2020 Thursday, April 3rd from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm in Davis 209

Event: Library and Information Professionals for 2020

Date: Thursday, April 3rd

Time: 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Davis College Room 209

Dr. Sam Hastings, Dr. Jinmook Kim, Shawn Carraway, and Jeff Naidoo will describe and discuss the new skills and knowledge needed to meet the opportunities of a "web-raised" user population. Learn how to assess and define new technology skills and explore the role of libraries in the new web enviornments

Marketing & Public Relations Lecture for LIS Professionals Wed. April 2nd 11 am to 12 Noon in Davis 216

Event: Marketing & Public Relations Lecture for LIS Professionals

Date: Wed. April 2nd

Time: 11 am to 12 Noon

Location: Davis 216

Dr. Paul Lieber will give a lecture in Davis 216 about Marketing and Public Relations for LIS Professionals. All are welcome.

Jaime Dugan, of Survivor China, will speak Tuesday, April 1st from 2 pm to 3:15 pm in the Capstone Building

Event: Jaime Dugan, of Survivor China

Date: Tuesday, April 1st

Time: 2 pm to 3:15 pm

Location: Capstone Building

As part of the I-COMM Week festivities, Jaime Dugan, of Survivor China, will give a lecture. Please join us if you are able.

Cocky Awards: Tuesday, April 1st from 8 am to 9 am in Class 368 of the Capstone Building

Event: Cocky Awards

Date: Tuesday, April 1st

Time: 8 am to 9 am

Location: Class 368 of the Capstone Building

As part of the I-COMM Week festivities, the Cocky Awards will be given out Tuesday, April 1st in Capstone 368. The awards are given out for best ads during the Super Bowl.

Mike Boulia, responsible for the winning Diet Pepsi Max commerical during the Super Bowl, will be there.

Breakfast with Rome Hartman of the BBC Monday 31st 8 am to 9 am in the McGuire Room

As part of the I-COMM Week festivities, Rome Hartman of the BBC Monday, March 31st 8 am to 9 am in the McGuire Room.

Graduate Student Association in Davis College Room 112 Tuesday, March 25th at 5:30 pm


The Graduate Student Association will meet in next Tuesday, March 25th at 5:30 pm in Davis College Room 112. Please join us if you can.

LISSA election - Last chance to run for office

Please consider running for one of the following open LISSA officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

If you are interested in running for any of the positions, please e-mail me at with a brief bio (including your name, a little bit about yourself, your area of interest at SLIS, and why you want to be President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer).

We will accept names until this Thursday, April 3rd. Online voting will be held from April 4th to April 11th.


Patrick McLaughlin

Thursday, March 20, 2008

From the Graduate Student Association: Future changes to health insurance subsidy

In order to update all graduate students on the current state of the health insurance subsidy provided by the university to graduate assistants, the GSA has created the following page:

Please take the time to visit the page and review the documents posted there.

The GSA remains committed to 100% subsidized health insurance and better quality coverage. We hope to work with the university's administration to achieve both these goals in the near future.

We would also like to remind you of the call for nominations for GSA officers. Please visit our website to review the duties of the officers and complete a nomination form,

Alison Mc Letchie
Graduate Assistant, The Graduate School &
Treasurer, Graduate Student Association
James F. Byrnes Building
901 Sumter Street
Columbia SC 29208
Telephone: (803)777-2477
Fax: (803)777-2972

USC lobby activity

Carolina Day at the Statehouse 2008

Date: 3/26/2008

Don't miss out on this opportunity to become an effective advocate for USC and meet your legislators at the Statehouse. Over 300 advocates joined us in 2007 for this annual event! We hope you'll join us this year!

Who: Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University.

Where: Capital City Club and South Carolina State House

Tentative Schedule:
  • 9:00 a.m. Check-in at the Capital City Club
  • 9:30 a.m. Advocate briefing
  • 10:00 a.m. Visit elected officials at the Statehouse
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Capital City Club with Remarks from President Sorensen
    and a panel of our South Carolina Legislators

Cost: There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Attire: Please wear garnet and black to show your support for Carolina. Tennis shoes and denim are not permitted by the Capital City Club.

Registration: Please register below by March 19, so that we will have personalized materials for you at the event. Be sure to include your home address so that we can match you with the appropriate legislators.

Contact Information: Shelley Dempsey (E-mail) - 803-777-4111

Volunteers Needed For A Church Library, Friday, March 28th at 11 am

Hello all, hope you've had a nice break.

On march 28 we need volunteers at St John Preschool to organize its library. Start time is 11am and we need 3-5 helpers. The Preschool Library is small and should not take more than 4 hours to arrange and organize.

The goal is to implement a basic circulation system so preschoolers can take books home and read with their families. Anyone with suggestions regarding a simple, inexpensive circulation system please contact me. Hope to see you there.

Marshall Green
ph 447.0897

St John Baptist Church : Preschool
3404 West Beltline Blvd
Columbia , SC 29203

Monday, March 17, 2008

SLIS Colloquium--Dwight McInvaill This Thursday, March 20th at 6 pm

: SLIS Colloquium -- Dwight McInvaill

Date: Thursday, March 20th

Location: Davis College Rm 216

Webcast URL:

Dwight McInvaill will discuss his library's national award-winning teen videogame program.

Please join us. Free pizza.


The I-COMM Week 2008 planning committee has set up a blog -
we are looking for your participation. Tell us YOUR STORY -
what are you doing, where are you doing it? Take a look at
the calendar and save your dates now.

We're Telling Our Story....!!!


Dr. Pat Feehan
Associate Professor

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lecture by Ellen Tise, President-Elect of IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations)

Ellen Tise, President-Elect of IFLA, was visiting Washington, DC last month and gave a talk entitled "Change, Connect, Converge" at Catholic University. The video is available online from Catholic University of America:

Manju Tanwar has won the 2008 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

Hi Folks,

I am very pleased to let you know that Manju Tanwar has won the 2008 MLA
Scholarship for Minority Students --

Manju, congratulations!

Feili Tu, Ph.D.

LISSA elections - Deadline extended to Thursday, March 20th

Please consider running for one of the following open LISSA officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

If you are interested in running for any of the positions, please e-mail me at with a brief bio (including your name, a little bit about yourself, your area of interest at SLIS, and why you want to be President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer).

We will accept names until this Thursday, March 20th. Online voting will be held from March 21st to March 28th.


Patrick McLaughlin

Spring 2008 Commencement

For your information ...

General information for the Spring 2008 USC Columbia Baccalaureate,
Master's and Professional Commencement Exercises is available at the
University Registrar's website

Schedule of Spring 2008 Commencement Exercises at USC Columbia:

SPRING 2008 School of Law

Friday, May 9, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

The Horseshoe


School of Medicine

Friday, May 9, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts


Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional degrees: Friday Afternoon


Friday, May 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

Colonial Center

The Darla Moore School of Business

College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

The Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health


Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional degrees: Saturday Morning


Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

Colonial Center

College of Arts and Sciences

South Carolina Honors College


Doctoral Degree Candidates

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts


Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional degrees: Saturday Afternoon


Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Colonial Center

College of Education

College of Engineering and Computing

College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management

Fort Jackson Military Base Program

Interdisciplinary Programs

School of Music

College of Social Work

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Edition of "SLISten Up!"

Here's is the latest edition of SLISten Up! Enjoy.

Grant David Keyes

I-COMM Storytelling Festival Friday April 4th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm


The College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
Invites you to
I-COMM Week 2008’s
Celebration of Stories
Friday April 4 – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
School of Public Health – Room 114
Free seats and food


Natalie Daise

A lifelong storyteller, Natalie Daise is well known to
television audiences via Nick Jr. and Noggin TV's Gullah
Gullah Island, hosted by her and her husband, Ron. Their
accomplishments include having been nominated for a
1997 and 1998 IMAGE Award, a Daytime Emmy nomination and several Parent's
Choice awards. Prior to television, Natalie and Ron Daise toured their theatrical
show presenting historical "edutainment" that documented the rich history of the
Gullah heritage. She has been awarded South Carolina's highest honor, Order
of the Palmetto and received South Carolina's Jean Lacy Harris Folk Heritage

And Alumni Storytellers Telling Their Stories


Brian McCreight aka “the Lowcountry Liar” is a Storyteller who tells
anything from tall tales to short stories and whatever lies between. He
holds an A.A., B.A, and MLIS from the School of Library and
Information Science at USC, as well as “a degree of Pseudology” (real

Brian McCreight Master of Music and Verbal Mayhem
Bill Corder

Bill is a graduate of the Masters of Library and
Information Science Program at the University of
South Carolina and currently works as a Children’s
Librarian at ImaginOn- part of the Public Library of
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. He started
Storytelling in Graduate School and has woven more
than a few yarns in the years that followed. He has
performed for many children at such events as
Patchwork Tales, Storyvine, A Baker’s Dozen among
many others. He considers it both a privilege and
honor to be able to perform Storytelling to all whom
are children at heart as it agrees with him greatly

Amanda Brewer

Amanda Brewer is a native South Carolinian currently working as a
reference librarian for the Beaufort County Library System in Beaufort,
SC where she resides. She began storytelling as a graduate student at
USC, School of Library and Information Science. As a self-taught
musician and singer, she enjoys mixing stories and song.

Happy 5th Birthday I-COMM Week
We’re celebrating by Telling Our Story
Be there Friday evening for the festivities!

Second Life I-COMM Event April 1st from 6 pm to 7 pm


“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”

Jane Howard, "Families"

Find out how you can get your dream job by talking with our family of experts. The College of Mass Communications and Information Studies Alumni Society will have its first virtual face-to-face alumni networking program in USC's Davis College Virtual Library in Second Life on Tuesday, April 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. EST.

Our notable alumni include:

  • Beth Bernhardt, ILL Librarian, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Stacia Clifton, Head Librarian, United States Peace Corps
  • Sherre Harrington, Head Librarian, Amherst College
  • Robert McDonald, Director of Strategic Data Alliances, San Diego Computer Center
  • Angela Megaw, Assistant Director of Libraries and Associate Professor, Gainesville State College
  • Jenna Ryan, Science Librarian, Louisiana State University
  • Xuemao (Shimo) Wang, Head of Systems, Johns Hopkins University
If you are interested but are new to Second Life (which is a free download), we can get you started.

Only a limited number of students can participate, so please RSVP to Lisa Gieskes (

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dr. Roger Millsap's February 29 webcast on Measurement Invariance and Applied Research is now available at the CARMA Video Library

We are glad to announce that the recording of Dr. Roger Millsap's February29 webcast on Measurement Invariance and Applied Research is now availableat the CARMA Video Library, along with the PowerPoint presentation. At theend of this message you can find information on how you can view thisrecording, and as you should know there is no charge for you to watch this lecture (whenever you want, and as many times as you wish), since your university is a member of the 2007-2008 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program.

You may also know that CARMA has undertaken an initiative aimed at
increasing awareness of this Program for research methods education among
faculty and students at Consortium Member schools. While we can communicate
directly with those who have registered as Website users, there are many
faculty and students from member schools that have not registered, and we
are trying to reach out to them so that they can be aware of the membership
benefits for which they are eligible. In addition to being able to view the
live and recorded lectures, these benefits also include a 50% discount on
our 12 CARMA Summer Short Courses that will be offered in May (click here to
see more
information on these short courses).

Toward that end, we would greatly appreciate you forwarding this email to
faculty and students from your university. We want as many faculty and
students as possible to be aware that they have free access to the following
list of videos currently available at the CARMA Video Library.

1) Moderation in Structural Equation Modeling: Specification,
Estimation, and Interpretation Using Quadratic Structural Equations - Dr.
Jeffrey R. Edwards

2) The Effect of Criterion Reliability on Means and Interactions in
Meta -Analysis - Dr. Lawrence R. James

3) Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression - Dr.
Herman Aguinis

4) Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research - Dr. James M.

5) Hierarchical Linear Modeling - Dr. David A. Hofmann

6) Multilevel Structural Equation Methods - Dr. Robert J. Vandenberg

7) The Conceptualization, Measurement, and Validation of Multilevel
Constructs - Dr. Gilad Chen

8) Current Issues in Individual, Group, and Organizational Level
Measurement : Strategic Management - Dr. Brian Boyd

9) Current Issues in Measurement - Individual Level - Dr. Claudia

10) Meta - Analysis and Strategy Research - Dr. Dan R. Dalton

11) Methods for Integrating Moderation and Mediation: An Analytical
Framework Using Moderated Path Analysis - Dr. Jeffrey R. Edwards

12) The World Is Flat, the Earth is the Center of the Universe, and
Mediating Effects Can Be Tested Using Data from Nonexperimental Research -
Dr. Eugene F. Stone - Romero

13) Testing for mediating variables in Management Research: Concerns,
Implications and Alternative Strategies - Dr. J. Myles Shaver

14) Issues in Social Network Analysis - Dr. Dan Brass

15) Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research - Dr.
John Hollenbeck

16) Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests - Dr.
Kevin Murphy

17) Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables - Dr. David

18) Robust Regression - Dr. William Starbuck

19) Issues with Internet Data Collection - Dr. Jeff Stanton

20) Non - responses to Organizational Surveys - Dr. Steven Rogelberg

21) Methodological issues in Cross - Cultural Research - Dr. Michele

22) Issues with Group Measurement - Dr. Katherine Klein

23) Item Response Theory - Dr. Neal Schmitt

24) Longitudinal Data Analysis - Dr. Robert Ployhart

25) Latent Growth Models for Longitudinal Data - Dr. Robert Vandenberg

26) Repeated Measures ANOVA and MANOVA - Dr. Jorge Mendoza

27) Goodness of Fit and Structural Equation Models - Dr. Jose Cortina

28) Relative Importance of Predictors with Regression Models - Dr. James

29) Nonlinear Dynamic Models - Dr. Paul Hanges

30) Advanced Panel Methods for Strategy Research - Dr. Peter Hom

31) Conditional Reasoning and Personality Measurement - Dr. Larry James

32) Measurement Invariance and Applied Research - Dr. Roger Millsap

The video and slides are available to any person linked to a CARMA
Consortium Webcast Program member organization as long as they are
registered CARMA Website Users and they use an email address provided by the
organization. For example, if a person is a Virginia Commonwealth University
student, he/she must first register as a CARMA Website User using their VCU
email address (which always ends with If you are not a registered
CARMA Website User, click
here. Any person may update his/her email address at any time using the
"Update Email Address" link in the "CARMA Website User Area” Please, notice that every
time the email address is changed, a new password is automatically generated
and sent to the new email account. The password can be changed at any time
using the link "Update Personal Information / Password" under the "User
Menu" column on the "CARMA Website User Area”>

Once a potential viewer is a registered CARMA Website User, they can obtain
access to the videos and slides by using the link on the left navigation bar
and accessing the "CARMA
Website User Area". Next, they should click on the "Video Library" link
under the "User Menu" column. This step will lead them to a directory of all
recorded sessions that are available.

As preparing for watching the videos, please MAKE SURE that:

* You have Real Player installed on your viewing machine (if you do
not have real player installed, you can get the basic player for free at;

* The network that this machine is connected to allows video streaming
of RM files (Real Media files). Some network firewalls are configured to
block RM streaming and this is the type of file our webcast technology uses.
If the streaming of this type of file is blocked by your network's firewall,
your viewing computer will not be able to receive the video. Therefore, if
you have any problems with receiving the video streaming, please check with
your network administrator to be sure that the network your machine is
connected to is not blocking the traffic of RM files.

Thank you,

Dr. Larry J. Williams, CARMA Director
Evandro Moreno, CARMA Assistant Director

Next LISSA Meeting -- Tuesday, March 18th at 3:00 pm in the Russell House Starbucks


The next LISSA meeting will be Tuesday, March 18th at 3:00 pm in the Russell House Starbucks. Hope to see you there,


CNN Summer Internship

Summer 2008 Intern - Tape Library (DC)
Turner Broadcasting/CNN News Library
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Please Note: Internships are UNPAID and structured to last
approximately 12 weeks during the summer months.

Resume and cover letter are required for application.
Please include days/hours of availability in your cover
letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume.

Students should have a strong academic record and good character. In
addition, students may not have graduated from graduate school prior to
the start of the internship ( i.e. students must still be enrolled in
school during the time of the internship). Note to International
Students: All international students will be required to provide
documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to
the program. Only student visas J1 or F1 visas will be accepted.

Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the
following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should have an
interest in variety of areas including journalism and should be an
organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make
decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a
team of librarians and fellow interns.

Internship Description: The CNN DC Library provides video and
information in support of CNN's DC Bureau. It functions as both an
archive and a research library. The library develops, manages and
collections in an expanding variety of formats; provides access to
information and knowledge held in those collections using appropriate
storage, access and computer technologies; preserves the information
future use; and assists the bureau in the use of library resources.

Additionally, the library provides research in support of the bureau's
production needs, utilizing the most current technologies available -
Lexis-Nexis, Factiva and the Internet.

The library internship will be filled with a student pursuing a Master
of Library Science (MLS) degree. The internship will provide a great
opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television
production in CNN's fast-paced library. The MLS intern will help the
librarians to provide video and information research to the reporters,
producers and editors of the DC bureau to support the bureau's news
coverage of DC political and federal events for programs such as The
Situation Room. They will also learn how to create library records for
each saved tape and appropriately indexing those records for future
retrieval. Interns will learn to use online resources to assist in
evaluating video and in the creation of records. Interns will shadow
library staff as they complete requests for video and/or research to
support the bureau's news coverage of DC political and federal events,
programs such as The Situation Room, and other bureaus' needs of
DC-centric information and video.

The MLS intern will learn to assist the librarians in various projects
such as contributing ideas and compiling content for the DC Bureau's
Library intranet site and library records/database maintenance. The MLS
intern will also have the opportunity to participate in the creation
development of instructional classes on various topics ( e.g., research
techniques, print and internet resources).

All intern candidates should apply by emailing by April 15, 2008:

Carrie Port

ATTN: School Library Media Students

Attention School Library Media Students:

(1) Deadlines for Applications for Candidates Applying for Initial

Candidates applying for initial certification must submit applications
for certification to the Office of Student Affairs in the College of
Education no later than December 1 of the preceding year for a fall
internship placement and no later than April 15 of the preceding year for a
spring internship. For example: December 1, 2008 is the deadline for a
fall 2009 internship and April 15, 2008 is the deadline for a fall
2009 internship. Applications for initial certification include
fingerprinting and background checks. Enclose a $75.00 check or money order
payable to the SC Department of Education with your application for
initial certification. An additional $98.00 fee will be billed to your
university account the semester of your internship. For more information,

Catherine Stewart Luthren
Office of Student Affairs
Attention: Certification Office
College of Education
Wardlaw 113
Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail Address:
Telephone: (803) 777-6732
803-777-3068 fax

(2) Deadlines for Applications for Candidates Applying for Additional

Candidates who currently hold a valid and current classroom teaching
license, need to submit the completed Advanced Certification Application
Packet to the Office of Student Affairs at the beginning of their
internship semester. A $65.00 fee will be billed to your university account
during the semester of your internship. You should pay this through
VIP or at Petigru just as you do your tuition fees.

(3) Deadlines for Applications for Internships in School Library Media

Applications for internships in school library media must be submitted
to the SLIS Student Services Office no later than the first week of
October for spring semester placements and no later than the first week of
March for fall semester placements, we are still accepting them until
5pm on March 12, 2008. Applications for internships are available from
the SLIS Student Services Office or on the website.

Lindsey Newman
Administrative Assistant
Student Services
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
Phone: (803) 777-3887

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Our Latino Child Lit Conf Makes the Front Page of Criticas online!

Hello Everyone!

When you get a moment today, checkout Criticas online: Our Latino Children's
Lit conference is on the front page under the
Multicultural Link Blog!

You'll also notice an interview with Yuyi Morales on
Criticas. She'll be presenting at our conference!

Hope to see many of YOU there!


Jamie Naidoo

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Applications for School Library Media Internships for Fall 2008

Greetings to Students Interested in Internships in School Library Media,

Applications should be filled out and sent to the SLIS Student Services Office. This office will process the applications, including securing signatures of faculty members. Be sure to sign and date the contract and fill out as much as you can. The student services office will fill out the rest. Send in both the contract and the Request for Internship Form.

After the internship applications are processed, they will be sent to Elizabeth Miller who will call applicants during April and May about fall 2008 placements.

Things to remember:

1.) If you are seeking initial certification and you are not currently certified as a classroom teacher in South Carolina, you should have filled out an application for certification and submitted it to the College of Education, USC with your fingerprints for an FBI background check. Only currently certified teachers and students who have successfully cleared the FBI background check in the last 18 months are eligible for placement in South Carolina schools as per state law.

2.) You should be a current member of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians - SCASL - ( and you should be planning to attend the SCASL annual conference in Columbia, SC, March 12-14, 2008. Current interns and future interns will meet at the SLIS Alumni Tea on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Lexington B -- located in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center where the SCASL conference will be held. Check your Conference Program for any last minute changes in time or place. Feel free to drop by any time. You can wait to stop by after Concurrent Session #4 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm is over.

3.) Keep a conference diary. Take notes at the conference and add your reflections and thoughts for the sessions, presentations, and events you attend. You will share these with others during your internship semester. You may want to bring your camera.

4.) If you were enrolled in SLIS 701 in fall 2006 or afterwards, you will need to submit a Portfolio-in-Progress before you are eligible to enroll in SLIS 720 which is a pre-requisite or co-requisite for SLIS 794 (internship). SLIS 720 and SLIS 794 are capstone courses -- the last courses you take if seeking certification regardless if it is initial certification or advanced (add-on) certification. All other courses need to be completed before enrolling in SLIS 720 and SLIS 794.

5.) The next Portfolio Workshop will be in early June on a Saturday. Watch for the date on the listserv.

If I can answer any questions, don't hesitate to contact me off the list at

With best wishes,


Elizabeth B. Miller
Coordinator School Library Field Experiences
School of Library and Information Science
College of Mass Communication and Information Studies
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Portfolio Requirement for Non-School students

As a capstone experience to the MLIS, students who entered the program in the fall 2007 semester, are required to produce a satisfactory portfolio project. The purpose of the portfolio is to document the accomplishments and learning achievements of the student during their program of study. SLIS Policy # A5.85 states the following:

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation, each student will submit an electronic portfolio documenting learning and professional growth during the MLIS program. The portfolio, to be submitted in the semester prior to the student’s anticipated completion of the program, will include a reflective essay and work samples (including, but not limited to, research papers, projects, and posters; professional briefs; and recorded presentations) which demonstrate evidence of student understanding of the following five areas:

1. Information and its organization;

2. Provision of information services;

3. Organizational, leadership, and management issues in information agencies and services;

4. Application of technology and research to evidence-based practice: and,

5. Lifelong learning and professional development.

Student graduation is contingent upon SLIS faculty evaluation of the portfolio as satisfactory.


In response to questions from current students who began the MLIS program prior to Fall 2007, you had two options:

  1. Continue with the curriculum that was in effect when you were admitted, completing SLIS 701-706 and 6 electives.
  1. Switch to the new curriculum requirements, as above, which includes:

· 701, 705 and 707 (or, 702 if you completed this prior to 707 being offered)

· SLIS 706 (or, satisfaction of a technology competency exam permits substitution with another course)

· Electronic portfolio

· 24 credit hours of electives, or 27 credit hours if the technology competency was satisfied

If you plan to graduate in May or August, 2008, contact your advisor as soon as possible to discuss the portfolio requirements. May 2008 and August 2008 graduates should plan to have the portfolios completed by April 15th ; portfolios for December 2008 graduates will have a November 15th deadline.

Need an Internship?

Internship opportunity at the South Carolina State Library ( in Columbia:

Looking for an internship for the Summer or Fall? The State Library might have just what you're looking for! I'm posting intern objectives specifically for our SchoolRooms project ( For this internship, we are looking for someone interested in the areas of training, marketing, content development and software implementations. This internship offers all this as well as the experience of working with public libraries, schools and other key partners from around the state as we launch a new statewide service for the K-12 community. Suzanne Shurtz is our current SchoolRooms intern. If you'd like to inquire about her experience with this project, please contact her at

The State Library may also be able to offer internships in other areas such as Information Technology, DISCUS and Talking Books Services. For all questions about the SchoolRooms internship or other potential internships with the State Library, please contact me at

Thanks and have a great day!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Run in the upcoming LISSA election

LISSA is looking for SLIS students to run for office in the Spring 2008 LISSA election that will be held this month.

Not only is being an officer in LISSA a great way to get more involved in leadership roles at SLIS, but it looks great on a resume.

Please consider running for one of the following open positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer (see attachment for the roles and responsibilities of each position).

If you are interested in running for any of the positions, please e-mail me at with a brief bio (including your name, a little bit about yourself, your area of interest at SLIS, and why you want to be President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer). We will accept names until Thursday, March 13th. Online voting will be held from March 14th to March 21st.


Patrick McLaughlin

LISSA Officer Duties

(Quotations are from the Constitution)


“The President shall preside at all LISSA functions, head the Executive Committee, and have the authority to appoint all committee chairpersons and to create new committees. The President shall also provide leadership and act as chief spokesperson for the organization.”

  • Communicate with SLIS faculty, faculty advisor, and student body on behalf of LISSA
  • Act as point person for ALA Student Chapter communications and correspondence
  • Arrange for LISSA volunteers as needed for functions
  • Represent LISSA at request of faculty when possible
  • Announce meetings and agendas
  • Manage official Student Organization mailbox (2nd floor, Russell House)
  • Manage official Student Organization email,
  • Manage unofficial LISSA email,
  • Forward/distribute all LISSA correspondence to appropriate Executive committee members
  • Attend mandatory workshops required for Student Government compliance (e.g. alcohol workshop)

Vice President

“The Vice President of LISSA shall serve in place of the President when he or she is absent, and shall assume the Presidency, until the elections are held, should the office become vacant during a semester. The Vice President shall assist and advise the President on all executive decisions.”

  • Solicit member applications for Professional Development financial assistance to attend state and national conferences, and
  • Work with Treasurer to manage Professional Development paperwork and budget
  • Assist President with mandatory workshops (e.g. alcohol policy compliance)
  • Act as liaison between LISSA and USC community


“The Secretary shall handle and keep a record of all LISSA business and correspondence, including, but not restricted to: recording minutes at all LISSA meetings; keeping an up-to-date file on all members; informing members of all LISSA meetings and activities.”

  • Mail new membership welcome letters – include LISSA sticker and membership card
  • Maintain database of locker owners
  • Update membership database with graduates
  • Forward list of graduates each term for LISSA appreciation certificates (to Liz Qunell)
  • Manage invitations for graduation receptions and other events as needed
  • Maintain LISSA Secretary’s Locker at Davis

Note – LISSA may use SLIS letterhead, envelopes, and postage for official business. Contact Carolyn Delton. LISSA may also use the Student Services copy machine. Contact Student Services for the key.


“The Treasurer shall handle all financial transactions of LISSA, including, but not restricted to: the collection of dues; managing all bank accounts; and recording all transactions in the appropriate books.”

  • Attend mandatory Treasurer’s workshop
  • Work with President to draft Budget for next fiscal year
  • Submit Budget (February)
  • Submit Student Organization Renewal form (September)
  • Oversee USC accounts and NBSC account
  • Supervise contracts for goods and services
  • Reimburse members for authorized expenses