Monday, November 24, 2008

ALA Student Member Blog

The new ALA Student Member blog will feature a regular round-up of bloggers covering topics ranging from how to get involved in ALA, tips and ideas on job searches, news and information on professional development and opportunities as well as regular feature categories like:

* Get Involved, Get Connected - focusing on how you can get involved in the ALA and network with your peers and colleagues

* Students in the Virtual World - tracking what libraries and library students are doing in the virtual world

* First Year Impressions - telling stories and getting suggestions from students in the first year of library school

* Student Chapter News - keeping you up to date on what ALA Student Chapters are doing across the country

And much more!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2009 Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS (and a baby) Calendar

The 2009 calendar is almost here! If you want to go ahead and reserve a copy or two (and who doesn't?!), contact LISSA(, see Grant, or pay via PayPal below!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Social - November 21

This week LISSA will be at Goatfeathers at 2017 Devine St at 6pm Friday November 21. See Google maps below for directions. Faculty, staff & non-members welcome. See you there!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Colloquium - Wednesday, November 19

Come join us this Wednesday as Dr. Greg Wilsbacher speaks to us about his work at the USC News Film library. It will be held in Davis College room 112 at 4 PM, free pizza and refreshments will be provided. For those who cannot make it there physically, join us on breeze at:

Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SLIS Ph.D. Colloquium

The SLIS Ph.D. students will be hosting their next colloquium on Friday, November 14th. New SLIS faculty member and associate professor Dr. Kendra Albright will be the guest of honor. Dr. Albright will be discussing her current research and her journeys as a Ph.D. student and an international Library and Information Science faculty member. The colloquium will be held in Davis College, Room 112, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Social 11/14

This Friday LISSA will be at the Flying Saucer located at 931 Senate St at 6pm. See Google maps below for directions. Faculty, staff, and non-members welcome. See you there!

Jaime Adoff at RCPL

This Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m., teen author Jaime Adoff will be speaking in the Bostic Auditorium of the Main Library, Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Adoff is the critically acclaimed author of the YA novels The Death of Jayson Porter, Jimi and Me and Names Will Never Hurt Me, as well as several books of poetry. A book signing will follow the program, with books available for purchase from the Friends of the Library.

Monday, November 10, 2008


The LISSA 10k Walk/Run was held this past Sunday at Riverfront Park. Anyone with collected money, please see Grant.

ALA Opportunity

ALA Presidential Candidate seeking student to assist in campaign:

A SLIS student(s) proficient in social networking on the Web with an interest in learning more about the American Library Association. The individual(s) would work with me on devising and implementing strategies for using Facebook (and other social networking means) to reach out effectively broadly and deeply within ALA with information about my platform and what I would bring to the

I also need assistance in making contacts with ALA chapters in the states, including and especially the student chapters, to find out the most effective way to deliver information to them and the form and content of messages that resonate with this audience.

What would the individual working with me gain from the experience? ALA is very large and complex. They would learn about the organization, how to navigate it and who the key individuals are in it. Should I be elected, I would ensure they had a role in ALA that would give them visibility and the opportunity to enhance their careers.

Roberta A. Stevens
Outreach Projects and Partnerships Officer Library of Congress =20
Development Office
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-1400
(202) 707-1550 (Phone)
(202) 707-0312 (Fax)