Digital Libraries Conference coming to Indy–along with volunteer opportunities!

Digital Libraries at the Crossroads–July 22-26, 2013: This conference is being held in Indy and it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about digital libraries. For more information and to register, go to this website: http://www.jcdl2013.org/
The early bird registration is extended through June 5, 2013.  If you would like to volunteer for the conference, you can also do so when you register.

Save the Date: END OF THE YEAR PARTY!!!!

End of the Year Party-Save the Date!

The year is beginning to wrap up, and you know what that means…it’s almost party time!  Please save the date for the ALISS (Association for Library and Information Science Students) End of the Year Party- May 11th 2013.  Family and friends will be welcome.  More details will be announced soon so stay tuned!

InSLA Membership Opportunity!!

Current SLIS Students,

Please read on for an exciting opportunity to get a free one-year membership to the Special Libraries Association, provided by the Indiana Chapter of SLA (InSLA)!  Applications are due by April 30th.  See full eligibility requirements and application details below.

Good luck!

InSLA Student Membership Award

The Indiana Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (InSLA) would like to make available two awards to students of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Indianapolis.  Each award will cover the cost of a one-year student membership in SLA, currently $40 per year.

InSLA is offering these awards to promote SLA/InSLA and to support students interested in the library field.  InSLA is hoping to provide networking and educational opportunities for these new members, through our association meetings and activities.

According to SLA:

·         Student Member status is available to applicants enrolled in a curriculum of library or information science at least part time (two or more courses).

·         This category of membership is available to those joining the association for the first time.

·         This category of membership is also available to current members renewing their membership after enrolling in an appropriate academic program.

·         Student membership may be maintained only while actively a student, but for no more than three years.

·         Appropriate verification of student status is required.

·         A Student Member shall have the right to vote, to hold any association or unit elective or appointive position, to affiliate with one Chapter (the Indiana Chapter) and one Division without payment of additional fee, and to receive the official journal at no additional charge.

InSLA will make the membership awards through the following process:

·         Applicants must be able to satisfy the national level requirements for student membership as stated above.

·         Applicants will write an essay of 300-400 words on the topic of “My goals in librarianship and how a student membership in SLA will help to achieve these goals.”

·         Applicants will e-mail their essay to the attention of the InSLA Membership Chair, Marsha Hippensteel, at mhippensteel@doz.net by 5 p.m. April 30th, 2013.

·         The InSLA Board will review the applications and select two winners.

·         The award recipients will be notified by e-mail of the award.

·         Once the award recipients have completed their membership application to SLA and verification of membership is available from the national office, the InSLA Board will reimburse each student by check for their membership cost.

For questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Marsha or Valerie Cortelyou, InSLA President, at vcortelyou@indy.rr.com

 

 

Have you ever thought about being more involved in ALISS….Here is your chance!

ALISS Call for Officers: 2013-2014 Year

This year is wrapping up and that means it’s time to start thinking about the next.  Have you considered becoming more involved in ALISS, the Association for Library and Information Science Students, SLIS’ student organization?  Taking on a role in a student organization is a great way to make professional connections and gain valuable leadership experience, not to mention start building up that resume!

ALISS officer positions include President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Chief Information Officer, Opportunity Officer, and Book Club Officer.  If you’re interested or would like to learn more please contact current ALISS President, Olivia Hedlund, for more information by email at aliss1@iupui.edu  or ohedlund@iupui.edu

Workshop on Public Speaking with Tony Stamatoplos!

Hi everyone!

ALISS (the Association for Library and Information Science Students) is pleased to announce our next event, Public Speaking for Librarians, featuring Tony Stamatoplos, Associate Librarian for IUPUI University Library and Performer at ComedySportz.

Please join us for a workshop on the importance of public speaking in the library and information science field. This event is open to all members of ALISS, including current students and recent grads.

Free continental breakfast will be provided!

When: Saturday, March 23rd at 10am

Where: SLIS Dewey Den (3rd Floor of University Library near the SLIS Office)

RSVP (or send questions and comments) to aliss1@iupui.edu by March 20th.

It will be a lot of fun!! Can’t wait to see you there :)

April Showers Bring March’s Book Club

Our next book club meeting will be April 5 at 7:00 in the Dewey Den. This month’s genre is western and we are reading “Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West” by Cormac McCarthy. Please join us for a evening of fun, relaxation, and lively discussion with free food!!

FYI:  The Dewey Den is located in the University Library on the 3rd floor

University Library’s address:

755 W. Michigan St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

UL and SLIS Joint Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Practice

This is a reminder that registration for the 2013 IUPUI University Library and SLIS Joint Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Practice is now open! ATTENDANCE IS FREE.

When: Friday March 22nd 2013 from 8:30-2 (Conference includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Where: IUPUI University Library’s Lilly Auditorium

Deadline: Register by March 8th!!!

For more information the conference and to register: http://ulib.iupui.edu/SLISULconference

Listen up SLIS folks…

Please go to our Facebook page to vote in the poll for which logo we should use for the poster.  SLIS 506 plans on making a poster for the UL and SLIS conference, which is to be held on March 22 at the University Library.  The poster will help make others aware of how all SLIS classes will be online only starting in the Fall.  Many of us don’t want this or are not happy with this decision, so the Introduction to Research class wants to make a poster indicating our unhappiness.  We want people to talk about this decision and as a result, we are trying to decide which logo to use to make people aware of this decision.  Please participate in the poll on Facebook to help the class decide which logo will be best to invite discussion.

For more information on the conference, check out our Facebook page and the website.

Thank you for taking our poll!