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: http://inwic.tech.purdue.edu/CallForParticipation.aspx

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
Website: mooresvillelib.org

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: https://todaysmeet.com/ALISS_December_Book_Club

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, 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:


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

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: http://tinyurl.com/mrt7wmf

Oct 23

Graduating This Year?


Oct 17

October Tech Fest



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

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