Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scholarship Opportunity

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applicants for the first annual Rose Robischon Scholarship, underwritten by Swets Information Service. Through this scholarship, a serials professional lacking funds for professional travel will be able to afford attendance at the 2009 NASIG Annual Conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009.

The scholarship is named in honor of Rose Robischon. During her two decades of active service in NASIG, Rose served as member and chair of several NASIG committees and held the elected position of treasurer from 2005 to 2007. NASIG is pleased to offer this scholarship in memory of Rose's many contributions to the library profession and to honor her energy, warmth, and humor.

The scholarship offers the recipient with funding to attend the NASIG conference for the year in which the scholarship is given. Expenses for travel within North America, registration, and three nights lodging will be paid for the recipient. Conference registration includes most meals, and a stipend of $75 is intended to offset the cost of meals not included and transportation between the airport and the conference hotel.

For details regarding eligibility and application requirements, please visit the award announcement at http://www.nasig.org/about_awards_robischon2.cfm.

The application deadline for the Rose Robischon Scholarship and other NASIG awards is February 16, 2009. For details about the awards offered by NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/about_awards.cfm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Call for Volunteers - South Carolina Book Festival

From Theresa J. Wallace at The Humanities Council:


It's that time of year again! We are looking for volunteers for the
2009 South Carolina Book Festival, scheduled for February 27-March 1,
2009 in Columbia. I am contacting you because you have either
generously volunteered your time with us in the past or have expressed
interest in volunteering with us.

I have attached the 2009 Volunteer Registration Form, which lists the
various volunteer opportunities that we have at the SC Book Festival.
If you would like to volunteer in 2009, please fill out and return
this form. (Though it can certainly wait until after the busy holiday
season!) There is additional information about being a volunteer on
the SC Book Festival Web site, including a FAQs page. You can access
this information by going to the Web site (www.scbookfestival.org) and
clicking on the "Volunteers" link on the top menu, or you can go there
directly from the link below:


Please let me know if you have any questions about the information. I
hope to work with many of you on this exciting event. I'm sure that
the 2009 SC Book Festival is going to be the best yet!

Happy holidays.

Best regards,
T.J. Wallace

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Volunteer opportunities at the State Library

From Grant:


Just recently I have had the great opportunity to sit down with members of the State Library and discuss some possible projects that LISSA can become involved with. There were lots of good ideas mentioned and I think there are some great opportunities to work with the State Library. These are:

  • Research for the State Library on Government Agencies and their use of the State Library

  • Talking Books recording, proofing, and possible narration

  • Story-times with Dr. Peehan

More information is to come so if anyone is interested in hearing more information about this email me off the listserv. This will also be mentioned at the next LISSA meeting.


Karen Miller currently volunteers with Talking Books and had this to say:

I saw the Talking Books volunteer opportunity on the LISSA website at the beginning of this semester and got in touch with Naomi Bradey about volunteering. Naomi trained me to review (edit) recordings and I have been reviewing a couple of hours a week all semester and plan to keep it up during the spring.


If interested in any of these opportunities, email Grant or attend the next meeting (TBA).