Oct 28

Community Conversation #2 Overview

Community Conversation #2
Overview
October 14, 2014
Location: Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch.
Present: One LIS faculty member, six current LIS students, one LIS graduate.

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 pm, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library


 
I. Announcements

The third Community Conversation is titled “How has Freedom of Speech changed now that the whole
world is listening?” and will take place on November 12 at the Vonnegut Memorial Library.

II. Activity

Attendees completed a scavenger hunt that involved finding various items and information throughout
the library. Afterward, everyone went to a local restaurant for refreshment and casual
conversation.

 
Notes: Jennifer Harmon, ALISS Vice President, jenjemey@iupui.edu

Oct 27

Community Conversation #3 – Optional reading list

In preparation for Community Conversation #3, here is a roundup of some recent Freedom of Speech issues being addressed in the news media:

Man sentenced to 44 months in prison for what he says were rap lyrics posted online, what his wife says were threats:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/us/politics/supreme-court-facebook-rap-lyrics-free-speech.html?_r=0

There are many cases of people getting fired after posting about their jobs, but here is one that involves a library aide (from 2013):

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/07/07/free-speech-rights-on-social-media-complicated-for-workers/2495721/

There is a big free speech issue brewing in Texas. Houston passed a law that allows trans individuals to choose which restroom they want to use. There is some resistance to the law and church organizations in particular have been vocal against it. Now:

“The pastors had hoped to trigger a legal mechanism to repeal the law, but the city struck this down. So the pastors filed a lawsuit. The city’s lawyers then sent subpoena orders to to see the sermons and speeches of five pastors in particular. The city wanted to see what they had been saying on the topics of homosexuality, gender identity and Mayor Parker herself, who is lesbian.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-29742238

Twitter was trying to remove photos of James Foley’s beheading.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/twitter-is-walking-a-fine-line-confronted-with-grisly-images-1408659519

What about photos of Eric Garner, man who was killed on the street in a choke hold by NYPD or videos of man shot by STL police? What type of death imagery is “acceptable” vs. grounds for removal and account suspension?

More on censorship and ISIS: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/08/twitter-terror-and-free-speech

Do students have free speech in school?

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/do-students-still-have-free-speech-in-school/360266/

Free speech and academics.
Steven Salaita at Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign had a job offer revoked after his tweets about Israel and Palestine.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/06/u-illinois-apparently-revokes-job-offer-controversial-scholar

Oct 24

DLIS Community Conversation 3

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You can RSVP by following this url: http://tinyurl.com/mrt7wmf

Oct 23

Graduating This Year?

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Oct 17

October Tech Fest

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Register for this event by clicking here: October Tech Fest

Oct 08

Reminder: LIS Community Conversation

There’s still time to register for the second Community Conversation!

On Tuesday, October 14  We will be holding a scavenger hunt at Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch starting at 6:30. Interested individuals can meet for more socialization and conversation at a local bar afterward.

We will also have a long distance and an online version of the scavenger hunt for interested individuals.  More information will be sent on these options when you RSVP for the distance or online version of this event.

Save the Dates: Two other Community Conversations will be held on Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, December 4.  The November topic is “Has Freedom of Speech changed now that the whole world is listening?” and the December topic will be “Does Social Justice belong in Libraries and Archives?” Please mark your calendars.

We hope you can join us.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 10: http://tinyurl.com/oasn8aj.

Any questions please contact Andrea Copeland at ajapzon@iupui.edu or 317-274-0114.

This event is sponsored by the Association of Library and Information Science Students (ALISS). For more information about ALISS please see: http://www.iupui.edu/~aliss1/or email jenjemey@iupui.edu.

Sep 27

October Book Club!

943402Join us on October 21st at 7:00pm for the ALISS October Book Club. This month we are reading Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The October Book Club will be held at Bazbeaux’s Pizza in Downtown Indianapolis.

Bazbeaux’s is located at:

329 Massachusetts Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sep 27

LIS Community Conversation 1: Meeting Notes

DLIS Community Conversation #1

September 8, 2014

Present: There were 9 people in attendance from the DLIS community. One

Next meeting: October 14 (Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch)

I. Establishing the problem

How do we get people to realize the importance of connecting with others on their journey during

the library science graduate program?

faculty member, one UL employee, three students/ALISS board

members, and four new students in the DLIS program.

• We have to work with others in career settings; how can people develop those

skills when classes are now online?

• Several people in the room indicated that they had heard about jobs or

opportunities by making real-life connections with other DLIS individuals. Now

that people are not coming to campus for class, how can we facilitate relationship

building?

II. Roundtable

• ALISS members discussed a recent survey that was conducted to determine students’

willingness to attend in-person events with other members of the DLIS community.

• Someone brought up the idea of doing virtual mentoring within the program; students in

their second or third year could be paired with new students to help them while they get

used to the program.

• Discussed the creation of a listserv just for students – fostering relationships, making

connections, and facilitate distance students connecting with others in their area.

• Discussion: what type of event would get people’s attention and result in a good turnout?

• ALISS will continue to create opportunities for students to meet throughout the school

year. There is an emphasis on helping students make connections outside of the

Indianapolis area.

III. Future Community Conversations

• October event: Scavenger Hunt at the Indy Public Library Central Branch. Attendees will

participate in the activity from approximately 6:30-7:30 with the chance to socialize at a

bar/restaurant afterward.

• Attendees voted on and discussed possible topics for future Community Conversations.

The November topic will be “Has Freedom of Speech changed now that the whole world

is listening?”. The December topic will be “Does Social Justice belong in libraries and

archives?”. Possible locations and details were discussed; these will be solidified in the

coming weeks.

(There will also be a distance location and online version of this event).

Sep 27

LIS Community Conversations

Announcing: LIS Community Conversations Series #2

Join us for the second conversation on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30pm.

This fall, the Department of Library and Information Science will hold a series of Community Conversations.  Members of the DLIS community, faculty, students, alumni, and local librarians will meet to discuss emerging issues in librarianship and information science.  Our first conversation in September was a roundtable discussion on how to make connections with other DLIS people in our online program.

Our next event will be held on Tuesday, October 14We will be holding a scavenger hunt at Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch starting at 6:30. Interested individuals can meet for more socialization and conversation at a local bar afterward.

We will also have a long distance and an online version of the scavenger hunt for interested individuals.  More information will be sent on these options when you RSVP for the distance or online version of this event.

Save the Dates: Two other Community Conversations will be held on Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, December 4.  The November topic is “Has Freedom of Speech changed now that the whole world is listening?” and the December topic will be “Does Social Justice belong in Libraries and Archives?” Please mark your calendars.

We hope you can join us.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 10: http://tinyurl.com/oasn8aj.

Any questions please contact Andrea Copeland at ajapzon@iupui.edu or 317-274-0114.

This event is sponsored by the Association of Library and Information Science Students (ALISS). For more information about ALISS please see: http://www.iupui.edu/~aliss1/or email jenjemey@iupui.edu.

Sep 25

Life After IUPUI

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