Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More from ALA 2008

I posted some new photos from ALA on Flickr--check them out.


Graduate Assistantship Available at the USC School of Medicine Library

The USC School of Medicine Library has a Graduate Assistantship available in the Access Services Department (6311 Garner's Ferry Road in Columbia). The position is 10 hours per week and pays $8.50 per hour and includes $750/semester in tuition assistance. Start date is the week of August 11th.

For more information or to apply, please email Karen McMullen at

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Student Assistant Positions at South Carolina Political Collections

South Carolina Political Collections (, part of the University Libraries system, is looking for student assistants to work up to 20 hours/week beginning this fall. Assistants arrange and describe manuscript collections, help with researchers, conduct research, complete photocopy orders, transcribe oral history interviews, assist in the preparation of exhibits, and help with other work as needed.

SCPC is located at 720 College St., behind the Colonial Center. Students set their own schedule between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Mon-Fri., and enjoy parking spots right outside our door. Assistants must be able to lift 40 lb. cartons and climb steps carrying those cartons. Pay is $7.95 an hour. Students with excellent writing skills and an interest in politics and government are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send resume to Lori Schwartz, Special Projects Archivist (and 2004 MLIS grad), Questions, call 777-0580.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's Graduation Time Again

Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 in the Colonial Center. The traditional LISSA graduation reception will take place in Davis College immediately following the ceremony. Please join us.

Congratulations to our August graduates!

Countdown to Canada

In just 14 days, LISSA members Allison, Grant, Jane, Travis, and Margaret will be on the road heading north to Québec City for the IFLA conference. We're getting excited. Our Lubuto Library Project poster is printed and ready to go for our poster presentation session.

We worked hard this year to raise the funds necessary to get to IFLA, but we couldn't have done it without a lot of help! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our cause and pitched in with our fund-raisers over the past year.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Assistantships Available On Campus

Thomas Cooper Library's Government Information, Microforms, Newspapers, & Map Departments is recruiting students for Graduate Assistantships in Fall/Spring 2008-2009.

For more information, contact:

Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information, Microforms, Newspapers, and Map Departments

Phone: 803-777-1775


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ALA 2008

LISSA officers are back in Columbia after a fabulous trip to ALA in California, where we were named the 2007-2008 Student Chapter of the Year.

Check out photos from our trip on our Flickr page!

You can watch the video of our Student Chapter of the Year Award reception here.

We're grateful to Dr. Feili Tu, our faculty advisor at the School of Library & Information Science, for supporting us throughout the year, and to our director, Dr. Sam Hastings, for sending us to Anaheim to accept the award.