Advice from a Search Committee Member

University librarian William Weare, who is always doing things to help out ALISS, recently sent me this article from Library Journal giving tips to job seekers from the perspective of someone who has served on many search committees. It is full of practical advice on how to stand out and how not to get thrown in the trash pile immediately.

Goodbye Dr. Preer!


Puppy with a sad look

Sad puppy is sad

In case you weren’t aware, the irreplaceable professor Dr. Jean Preer will be retiring at the end of this year. Luckily for us, she has agreed to give a Last Lecture to inspire us before striding boldly off into the sunset. Details on the when and where will be announced soon, but she would like to hear from us students on what we would most like to hear and learn from her. Thoughts?

Midwestern Conference on Health Games

Enjoy the GamKids playing the wiiing in Libraries lecture last week? Then you might enjoy the Midwestern Conference on Health Games, hosted by the IUPUI School of Informatics and being held right here on the IUPUI campus Friday, October 28th. Student registration is only $20! Learn how games can be used for physical therapy, smoking cessation and social and emotional health. Great for students continuing their studies in information and also for those librarians who are looking for some edge to their programming or to justify a games budget.

Book Bindery and Archival Conservation Tour

See how to fix us!

Join your fellow SLIS students Monday, September 26th on a day long adventure up to North Manchester, Indiana to learn how books are created! We will tour the bindery and conservation facilities of the HF Group, a nationwide library binding and information services company. Transportation from campus will be provided by ALISS. Distance students near North Manchester are welcome to meet us there. We will leave from campus at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited, so email as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Any Cat Lovers Out There?

Cute Cat!Dr. Applegate is looking among SLIS students, known to be friendly and reliable, for a cat-sitter for days during October 15-19. House is located in Fishers (near I-69 x10). Regular cat-sitting pay. “Please nobody who is in my classes this semester.”

If you can help her out please email here at for details.