Aug 16

LIS Orientation!

If you are a current LIS student, we welcome you to join our new students for the LIS breakout session of the new Graduate Orientation this Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 PM. (New students will meet at 5:30 PM in IT152 first). Just a chance for those local to the Indianapolis area to converse with fellow students and their faculty!

Orientation will take place in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (ICTC) in Room IT497. A campus map can be found here:

The exact building address is:

535 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

There is parking available in the Gateway Garage (noted as XL on the campus map).

Please let Elizabeth Bunge ( know if you can make it!


Apr 28

Travel Award Available: Special Libraries Association (InSLA) Travel Award

ALISS was just notified of this Travel Award through the Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association


Indiana Chapter—Special Libraries Association (InSLA) Travel Award


The Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (InSLA) is offering a travel award of $500 to be used toward costs for attendance at a conference, workshop, or other professional development event.


  • Current members of the Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
  • Student members who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level library or information science program in Indiana.


Submit a one-page document with the following information:

  • Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
  • Event title, sponsoring organization, location, and date.  Include a link to the event’s website.
  • A brief paragraph describing how the event will contribute to your professional development.
  • A statement regarding the costs that the award would cover (ex: registration fee, travel, hotel, etc.)

In addition, the winner of the award will be required to provide a brief written report for the InSLA website ( within 30 days of attending the event.


Send application via email no later than May 23, 2016 to:

Ellen Summers

President, Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association


Members of the InSLA Board will review all applications and select up to two (2) applicants to receive an award of $500 each.  Award recipient(s) will be notified no later than May 31, 2016. 


Jan 27

Free Registration for the 2015 Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing Conference!

The Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing will be held right here in Indianapolis this year on March 6th and 7th. This is a great opportunity to network with women professionals in the computing field. We’d also encourage you to think about building up your resume by signing up for a poster presentation or giving a lightening talk about something you’ve worked on here in the School. More information about presenting can be found here:

If you register by this Friday, January 30th, you can put “SOIC” in the Scholarship Code box to have your $30 registration fee covered. Please let Elizabeth Bunge me know if you have any questions. We hope you will take advantage of this offer and attend the conference!

You can contact Elizabeth at:


Elizabeth Bunge
Graduate Program Coordinator
Indiana University
School of Informatics and Computing-Indianapolis
535 W. Michigan St.
IT 476
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3103
Phone: 317-278-9200

Jan 14

Internship Opportunity!


Looking for a summer internship opportunity in children’s librarianship? We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, creative individual to join the Mooresville Public Library Youth Services team as our 2015 summer intern!

Responsibilities include:
• summer reading programming for children and teens
• outreach to camps and community groups
• collection development of children’s and young adult literature
• reference desk experiences with our patrons
• reader’s advisory for children and teens

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: Casey O’Leary, Director of Youth Services

Mooresville Public Library
220 West Harrison Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-7323, ext. 2216; Fax: (317) 831-7383

Dec 09

December Book Club



Join us on December 18th at 7:00pm for the ALISS December Book Club. This month we are reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. The December Book Club will be held at The Ale Emporium in Castleton.


The Ale Emporium is located at:

 8617 Allisonville Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46250.



If you are unable to attend Book Club in person please join in our Today’s Meet Conversation:

Oct 28

Community Conversation #2 Overview

Community Conversation #2
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

Notes: Jennifer Harmon, ALISS Vice President,

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:

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

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.”

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

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:

Do students have free speech in school?

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

Oct 24

DLIS Community Conversation 3





























You can RSVP by following this url:

Oct 23

Graduating This Year?


Oct 17

October Tech Fest



Register for this event by clicking here: October Tech Fest

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