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:
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.

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 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



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  or

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 by March 20th.

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

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:

Networking Oppotunity that You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!

Hi everyone,

Do you want to meet some local librarians and library students?  Then this is the opportunity for you!

I’d like to spread the word about an Indy librarian tweet-up.  Now you are probably wondering…what is is a tweet-up?  It is an opportunity for those to follow each other on Twitter to actually meet in person.

Do you have to be on twitter to join in this tweet-up?  No you do not.  You don’t have to be on Twitter to go to this event and it would be a great networking opportunity for students to meet Indianapolis area librarians and library students.

When is it?  It will be on February 23, from 1-4 p.m at 3 Wise Men Brewery in Broad Ripple.

If you are interested in going, then go to this link to RSVP:

Hope to see you there!!

Scholarship Opportunity!

Hello SLIS students!

As many of you likely know, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference is coming to Indianapolis this spring!  The conference will run April 10th-13th 2013.  The theme for this year is ACRL 2013: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire.  You can read more about the conference on the website:

ALISS, the Association for Library and Information Science Students, will be offering scholarships to help cover the cost of attendance for five students.  The scholarships will be for $100 each, to be used to fund the cost of the early-bird registration fee for full-time library science students.

Students interested in applying must be full-time students in the School of Library and Information Science.  Applicants must submit a letter of interest essay of not more than 500 words describing the potential benefits of attending ACRL 2013.

Essays are due by Friday January 4th 2013

Winners will be notified by Friday January 11th 2013.

Essays should be sent to Andrea Copeland at


Questions can be sent to Olivia Hedlund, President of ALISS ( or Dr. Copeland.

IFLA Scholarship Opportunity

Check out this wonderful opportunity from The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR):

CLIR is pleased to announce a scholarship for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).  The 2013 IFLA annual meeting takes place in Singapore, August 17-23.  The scholarship will cover conference registration, passport fee (if applicable), international economy-class air travel, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.

The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad.

For more information go to CLIR’s website:

Landing The Job! RSVP Now!

Join ALISS for a two part series of events that will help you Land the Job after graduation!  The event is open to current students and alumni.  Don’t forget to RSVP!  Read on for more details…

Landing the Job!: Public Library Version

SLIS Indianapolis graduates Cassandra Thompson (Library Director for the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library) and Kirsten T. Weaver (Teen Services Librarian at Frankfort Community Public Library) will talk about  adventures in public library job searching, some practical job hunting information you might not learn in class, and answer your questions.  Lunch will be provided after the event!

When: Saturday, September 22nd at 11a.m.

Where: The Lilly Auditorium, lower level of University Library

RSVP to by Friday, September 14th


Landing the Job!: Academic Library Version

SLIS Bloomington graduates Willie Miller (Assistant Librarian at IUPUI University Library) and Eric Snajdr (Assistant Librarian at IUPUI University Library) are going to discuss the academic library job interview process and strategies for success.  They will offer tips on landing an interview, as well as how to prepare for an interview and what to expect throughout the process.  Breakfast will be provided before the event!

When: Saturday, September 29th at 9:30a.m.

Where: The Lilly Auditorium, lower level of University Library

RSVP to by Friday, September 21st