Thursday, October 23, 2008

The 4th Annual Read & Romp

The 4th annual Read & Romp took place at the State Museum on October 19, and was a massive success.

Hundreds of children with parents in tow appeared, migrating from activity tables to arts & crafts to book readings. Kids carried their passports containing the names of every activity throughout the museum, and didn't leave until every space was stamped complete. LISSA's volunteers participated in separate areas -- Thomas Maluck spent his time commandeering an arts & crafts table that helped children decorate their own masks. Another volunteer showed up inside a Clifford The Big Red Dog outfit for photo shoots and encouraging kids to read.

The event lasted from 1 to 4 pm, and cheerily chugged along through the sheer will of its volunteers. Photographers from Charleston asked event coordinators about setting up their own Read & Romp in the near future, as crowds of participants left more slowly than they entered, weary from their day of fun.

Conservation presentation

Kristi Wright from the Conservation Lab will be performing a presentation and demonstration for those interested in learning more about conservation work.

Monday, October 27th
5-6 pm
Davis College, #216

You can also view live-streaming video via Adobe Connect.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

LISSA Student Colloquium

LISSA will be having its first student colloquium this Thursday October the 23rd at noon in Davis College room 112. Travis Ferrell, Allison Read, and Jane Demko will be presenting on their experiences at the 2008 International Federation of Libraries Association (IFLA) held in Quebec, Canada this past August. Everyone is invited so come on by and hear some interesting topics in the library world!

LISSA Meeting

From Grant David Keyes:

Dear LISSA Members,

I would like to announce that LISSA will be having a meeting this thursday at 2 PM in Davis College. This will be a very interesting meeting we will be talking about upcoming service projects, the 10K walk/run, the t-shirt contest, the calendar and more! If you can make it please come (especially the t-shirt judging committee). If you have any questions please email me off the listserv. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, October 13, 2008

LISSA Colloquium

A note from Grant David Keyes about this Wednesday's colloquium:

To help further all SLIS students in their professional knowledge LISSA will be having its first colloquium with Dr. Ron Brown this wednesday october the 15th at 4 PM in Davis College RM 112. Dr. Brown will be discussing some current research projects that he has been doing with the School of Library and Information Science. There will be free pizza and refreshments for everyone, and for those of you who cannot attend physically join can join us via breeze at:

So come on by!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two Events This Week!

On Wednesday, October 15, at 4pm in Davis 111, Dr. Brown will be presenting "An Overview of Some SLIS Projects" including his new Mac digital video project.

On Friday, October 17, join us for on a field trip to Midlands Tech. We'll be leaving Davis at 1:30pm, or meet us onsite at 2pm.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Clifford Lynch - October 6, 4 p.m.

For those who may be interested, Clifford Lynch, executive director, Center for Networked Information, will be speaking on "Humanities Scholarship, Cyberinfrastructure, and the Future of Cultural Memory Organizations," at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 6, at the Lumpkin Auditorium in the Moore School of Business.