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Cap and Diploma IUPUI Commencement Information

Information for 2012 IUPUI Commencement ceremonies, including links to order cap and gown and announcements as well as application for student speakers is now available on the Commencement web site. The deadline to order a cap and gown without penalty is Fri., Mar. 23. From Mar. 26 through Apr. 6, a $10.00 late fee will be added. Apr. 6 is the last day to order apparel. For further information, contact the Commencement Hot Line, 317-278-1700, or by e-mail at


ALA Accreditation Visit

As many of you know, SLIS is going to be undergoing reaccreditation this year. A committee will be coming in March to observe classes, talk to students, and evaluate the program. Dean Lipinski has asked me to gather a group of students for a lunch meeting with two members of the committee and answer questions about the program, and I was hoping that you would be able to attend.

It will be Saturday, March 24th. There will be free pizza! Dr. Lipinski has asked for you to be available for a block of time from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, though he doesn’t think it will take that long. Please reply and let me know if you will be able to attend and if you have any dietary considerations or restrictions.  Also, please let me know of other people who would be interested in attending with whom I should get in touch.

Networking: It’s for Everyone

While perusing the ALA JobList Newsletter, I came across this article on networking from the Huffington Post:

I like that the author, Brian Harke, mentions that networking happens all of the time. Enjoy the winter break and remember that you can network with friends and family while enjoying seasonal festivities.



2011 Indy Author Fair

2011 Indy Author Fair
Saturday, October 29th
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Central Library in downtown Indianapolis

At the Indy Author Fair, you will:
- Learn how to publish and market your book through a variety of workshops and presenters.
- Have the opportunity to meet over 40 of Indiana’s talented authors.
- Sit down with the winners and finalists of the 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award.

And, it’s FREE and open to the public!

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.

Gale Launches Librareo, an Online Community to Power up the Next Generation of Superhero Librarians

I found this article in the American Libraries Direct newsletter from ALA. As LIS students, we are able to use Gale products for free, so that we will use them and be familiar with them in our post-graduation positions. If you’re interested in this free subscription service, check out the information in the article link below.


Sarah Gilchrist

Is the United States training too many librarians?

This is a great post from In the Library with a Lead Pipe about library school education. As future librarians, your voice and input is really important.

We are seeking feedback for our own SLIS program so please let us know what you think needs change or what you think we do well. Your personal information will be kept confidential.