Sunday, November 22, 2009

Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The American Association of Law Libraries (Legal History and Rare Books Section), in cooperation with Gale Cengage Learning, announces the second annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Currently enrolled students attending accredited graduate programs in library science, law, history, or related subjects are eligible to enter the competition. Students may be enrolled either full- or part-time. The winner will receive $500 and up to $1000 to fund a trip to the 2010 AALL Annual Meeting in Denver. Papers must be submitted by April 15; the winner will be announced by May 15.

More complete information is available at the Legal History and Rare Books webite

SLISten Up! Fall & Winter Edition

From the editors themselves:

Here is the latest edition of SLISten Up! Enjoy!

Please keep in mind that this is your publication, so we invite you to participate. We encourage you to contribute any comments, critiques, ideas for articles, article submissions, good news, and/or volunteer opportunities. The newsletter usually includes articles about conferences, new job and internship experiences, presentations, and service opportunities. However, please do not feel limited by these parameters. Keep in mind that contributing articles and other news to this publication is an excellent opportunity to build up your professional résumé.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Jessica Kohout (jessica.kohout[at]gmail.com) and Natalie Couch (couchn[at]mailbox.sc.edu)
fall_winter_2009.pdf

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar Now Available To Order!

Calendar Cover

Another year, another calendar to choose for your wall. Would you like some puppies in a basket? Perhaps a gallery of assorted fruits with faces drawn on them? Well, forget about them! The mildly attractive gentlemen attending USC have assembled for your viewing pleasure throughout 2010, arranging themselves in iconic poses from the history of film. And, lest you think the calendar is all sticks and veggies, witness some of the beef we've got...

Bill's Page

Wow, all that and more? (It's ok if you're not even reading at this point; just click "Add to Cart" and we'll be even) Does the calendar include important ALA and SCLA dates so you can plan the year's conferences around a bevy of ALA-certified grade-A guybrarians? Look no further! There's even a convenient button below to make the process as painless as taking a masters student "between the stacks."


All proceeds from sales will be used to fund SLIS students' attendance at major conferences, assuring you can meet them in person!


(Pricing: $12 per calendar, $3 shipping or purchase directly from Davis College and its LISSA officers)


UPDATE 12-17-09: Please be aware that quantities from the first printing of the Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS 2010 are currently sold out. We will make another print of them to sell at the beginning of the year. Sorry for the inconvenience but THANK YOU to the overwhelming response on this year's calendar! We will update this blog post with more information. If you don't mind waiting, please feel free to place your order. We will send you an email to let you know if there is a delay.
UPDATE 1-12-10: A new batch of Calendars has been ordered and should be here by next week! Get excited! Tell your friends!

UPDATE 2-5-10: After a bit more wait and deliberation, the new batch is in!!! Order away!






Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Freedom to Read Foundation New Graduate Membership Form

From ALA's update
(click here for the original announcement and relevant forms)
...


The Freedom to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that it is offering free one-year memberships to students graduating
from ALA-accredited MLS and MLIS programs and from school library media programs recognized by the American Association of
School Librarians that are part of an educational unit accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE).


Students whose graduation date is August 1, 2009 or later can download the membership form (pdf/Word) and mail, fax, or email it to
the Freedom to Read Foundation. (Note: By completing and signing this form, you will be giving FTRF permission to confirm your
graduation status with your educational institution.)


As benefits of their membership, the graduates will receive the Freedom to Read Foundation’s quarterly newsletter, and be eligible
to vote in the annual trustee election and attend FTRF member receptions. The membership will be good through December 2010. Those
graduates who are already members of the Freedom to Read Foundation will have their membership extended one year.

Resume & Interview Colloquium With Robert Newlen

The Adobe Breeze presentation can be viewed HERE.


Robert Newlen came to Davis College on October 15 to offer advice for SLIS students as they breach
the job market and present themselves to hiring managers.

An Amazing Chance to Attend IFLA for FREE

The Council on Library and Information Resources is sponsoring a scholarship for library students that are interested in international
librarianship. The Rovelstad Scholarship provides for registration, airfare, transportation, lodging AND food. All you have to do is create
an account and fill out an online application through the CLIR website.... well, what are you waiting for? This is an amazing opportunity and
I encourage everyone to apply!


Want learn more? Go HERE.


Want to apply? Go HERE.

SLISten Up!

September's edition of SLISten Up is available here! As the editors put it:

As your new editors, we are excited about working on SLISten Up! and are open to your suggestions with this publication. This is your
publication, so we invite you to participate. We encourage you to contribute any comments, critiques, ideas for articles, article submissions,
good news, and/or volunteer opportunities. The newsletter usually includes articles about conferences, new job and internship experiences,
presentations, and service opportunities. However, please do not feel limited by these parameters. Keep in mind that contributing articles
and other news to this publication is an excellent opportunity to build up your professional resume. Please don't hesitate to contact us!



Jessica Kohout (jessica.kohout[at]gmail.com)


Natalie Couch (couchn[at]mailbox.sc.edu)

Show The Department of Defense What Librarians Are Made Of!



The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Scientific and Technical Information Program
solicits graduate student papers for consideration on the agenda of its annual conference. The purpose of the competition is to promote the
generation of new ideas and research in areas of library and information science that are of strategic importance to DTIC and its customers.



In addition, the competition will provide a forum for increased understanding and collaboration between DTIC and graduate programs in library
science and information science. Selected student authors will be invited to present their papers at the DTIC 2010 Conference, March 22-24,
2010, in Alexandria, VA. For information about possible topics and how to participate, see http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/annualconf/Paper2010.html.



(thanks, Don Wood!)

ALA Posts 12 New Videos

From ALA's Student Members blog:


AL Focus has published several new videos, including a series of 12 new videos on ALA Connect, produced by members of the Emerging Leaders program. The videos are:



Dog Loving Librarians Who Knit and Watch Lost: Creating Communities in ALA Connect


Using ALA Connect with Your Existing Social Media Tools


Profiles and Networks: Finding People on ALA Connect


Manage Your ALA Commitments


Online Docs: Collaborative Document Editing on ALA Connect


What's New with Other Groups


What's New with My Groups: Finding and Featuring Group Information on ALA Connect


Finding New Groups that Might Interest You


Keeping Up with Connect: What's Going On


ALA Connect for LIS Students


ALA Connect for Non ALA Members


ALA Connect Promotional Video

The ALA Wants You!

From ALA's Student Chapters page:
Each Student Chapter has its own character and purpose. ALA Student Chapters enhance students' ALA membership by providing leadership and programming opportunities on the campuses.


Find your next scholarship, job, mentor, or conference through an ALA Student Chapter!

Call for Proposals: Online Northwest 2010

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that
intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is
sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.



The 2010 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis,
Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 5, 2010.


SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE



Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 2nd, 2009



The coordinating committee seeks presentations that discuss how
technology is being applied within library settings and how technology
is affecting library patrons and services. We strongly encourage
academic, public, school, and special librarians to submit proposals.
All topics relating to technology and libraries are welcome,
including:

* Technology in tough economic times


* Tagging used in libraries (OPAC, librarything, flickr, etc.)


* Change/innovation & organizational culture (as it relates to
technology)


* User interface design and evaluation


* Resource sharing (e.g. ILL, document delivery)


* Information literacy and instruction (distance ed. and
technology use)


* Management of electronic resources, digital repositories, or
digital archives


* Programming and development of computer applications to support
delivery of library services


* Using social features in library technology


* Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome

Monday, November 9, 2009

Find or Become a Mentor Through ALA's MentorConnect

From the ALA Student Member blog:

ALA has launched MentorConnect in ALA Connect so you can find or become a mentor. Participation requires membership in ALA and a willingness to listen and learn.