Friday, November 18, 2011

Student Essay Competition

Essay Contest at the University of South Carolina
to be recommended to the ALA Student-To-Staff Competition

Topic: What do you hope to learn from attending and volunteering at the ALA annual conference? In what ways will this contribute to your long-term professional development?

Essay requirements: The essay should be approximately between 750-1,000 words in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. The essay should be double spaced with a cover page. The cover page should list your name and email address – do not include your name on the actual essay.

To be eligible for the essay competition, you:
Must be a member of LISSA (if you are unsure, email Meredith at
Must be an ALA student member (to be recommended for the program)
Must be a current student at the time of the ALA conference (Summer 2012) or recent graduate (no earlier than May 2012)

Essay is due JANUARY 9th, 2011 (first day of Spring classes)

About the Student-To-Staff Program:

"Each year 40 library students are chosen to assist ALA staff during ALA Annual Conference. In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities." Basically, the program covers everything except travel.
More information can be found here-

About this year's annual conference:
The 2012 ALA Annual Conference will be June 21-June 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (FUN!)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar 2012: Master Pieces, Now Available for Order

LISSA is proud to announce the new

Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar 2012: Masterpieces
MAMoS 12

It's that time of year again. LISSA’s international sensation, the Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar is in its fifth year. Last year we rocked you all year ‘round with our cleverly shot Hot Covers, an ode to famous album covers. The calendar featured your favorite students from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. This year, the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) has aimed high with a new 12 months of artistic delight! With Master Pieces we aim to please with 12 photographs (plus 1 cover) inspired by works of art by masters through the ages!

"Wow, this calendar offers 12 months (plus 1 cover) of mildly attractive librarians?"

YES! But wait, there's more!

Do you find yourself wondering when the next library-related state conference or national conference begins? We’ve thought of that! This hot-off-the-presses calendar has conferences listed for your planning pleasure.

We’ve included a convenient button below to make the process as painless as searching your next generation catalog.

All proceeds from sales directly support SLIS student involvement in and attendance at professional conferences, assuring you a chance to meet them in person.

These calendars make excellent holiday stocking stuffers and desk-toppers! Share this link with your friends and family! Quantities are limited and hand packaged so allow a few days extra for delivery.

(Pricing: $12 per calendar plus $3 shipping or purchase in person from Davis College or from any of our LISSA officers or members)

Make checks payable to "LISSA" and put "Calendar" in the memo field. On a separate sheet please provide us with your name, email and address.

Mail your checks and the above information to:

School of Library and Information Science
Atten: Calendar
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene Street
Columbia SC, 29208