“In the Woods” September Book Club

We will be having our first book club of this fall semester at 7:30 pm at Fountain Square Brewery on September 25th, 2013. There will be free parking at the brewery, which is all the more reason for you to stop by! :)

Our choice this month is….. “In the Woods” by Tana French, a mystery novel about the nearby woods on the outskirts of Dublin and children who disappear within it.


Brown Bag Session with IUPUI’s Kevin Petsche on Sept 4

brown bag lunch series free

Come sit in on a 2 hour long discussion with Kevin Petsche, Head of Acquisitions at IUPUI University Library. Please RSVP to Professor Barbara Albee at balbee@iupui.edu. Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Discussion will be held in the Acquisitions Department in the UL 1115 Conference Room on the 1st floor of the University Library on September 4th at 1 pm.

Image courtesy of Birmingham Public Library.

Brown Bag Session with Rick Ralston, Lilly Medical Library

brown bag lunch series free

Come sit in on an hour long discussion with Rick Ralston, Assistant Director for Library Operations at Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Please RSVP to Professor Barbara Albee at balbee@iupui.edu. Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Discussion will be held from 11 am to 12 pm at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, 975 Walnut St. Indianapolis, IN

Image courtesy of http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/

Please fill out this survey…IT will make a difference!!

For SLIS students at Indy, please fill out this survey regarding the student curriculum.  It is important for you to do so that the Curriculum Steering Committee would like to get YOUR perspective on the SLIS Indy course schedules and formats, class offerings/course mix, and course content.  Your feedback could help shape the curriculum in future semesters.  The survey will only take about five minutes to complete and will be completely anonymous so please share your feedback.  The survey may be completed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XX82RR9

Reminder: The deadline for completion is Monday February 18th.

Your voice counts!!

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: http://conference.acrl.org/

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 ajapzon@iupui.edu


Questions can be sent to Olivia Hedlund, President of ALISS (ohedlund@iupui.edu) 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:  http://www.clir.org/fellowships/rovelstad/rovelstad.html

Please come and join us for an exciting event!!

Research Poster Event

Please join S506 on Thursday, November 29 at 6:15 to 7:15 in Room UL1126– for an exciting evening of poster presentations.
Students in S506 will present their research proposals developed over the semester.
This is an informal event which allows individual interactions between the poster presenter and attendees which encourages the development of social networks and the exchange of ideas on topics of importance to the profession.
Light refreshments will be served. Please let me know if you are going to join us: ajapzon@iupui.edu
Hope to see you there!

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 aliss1@iupui.edu 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 aliss1@iupui.edu by Friday, September 21st

ALISS Beginning of the Year Party!

Welcome back everyone!

Fall is here again and that means the annual ALISS Beginning of the Year Party is coming up quick! 

Alumni, current students, SLIS faculty and staff, UL librarians and a significant other/guest are invited!
  The party will be Saturday, September 22nd from 7-10pm at Dr. Oliver Chen’s house. 

ALISS will be providing
hors d’oeuvres but guests are welcome to bring beverages or a dessert to share. 

To RSVP, or for further information, please email aliss1@iupui.edu by September 15th.

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Preer’s Lecture and Retirement Event

As we mentioned before, Dr. Preer is retiring and we’ve got some details on the upcoming event!

Join IU Indy alums, faculty and students for a special evening celebrating the retirement of Professor Jean Preer and her contributions to IU SLIS-Indy and the library profession on Friday, June 8, 2012.  Festivities will begin with a reception at 6:30 in the Lilly Auditorium Lobby, followed by a lecture from Dr. Preer titled “Perspectives in Librarianship” and wrapped up with dessert and coffee in the DEWEY Den.

If you’d like to attend please RSVP by June 4th to Ken McCune at kpmccune@iupui.edu.