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!

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 :)

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:

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!

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:

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

Your voice counts!!

It’s been decided…February Book Club’s Information!

This month’s book club will be held at the Dewey Den at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 22.  The book we will be discussing is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  Please join us for an exciting discussion and free food!

Hope to see you there!!

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


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!!

February Book Club Voting!

This month’s genre is mystery!

The three books you can vote for are:

1.  Feed by Mira Grant

2.  Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

3.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Go to our Facebook page to find out what the books are about and which one you’d like to read for February!!

Facebook link:

Keep checking back for more information regarding the choice of book and location for next month’s book club.  Hope to see you there!!


It’s here…January Book Club!!

Get ready for an exciting discussion about the book, Kindred by Octavia Butler.  ALISS will be hosting its monthly book club at Cornerstone Coffeehouse (see below for address) at 7 p.m., Friday, January 18.  So come and join us for a lively discussion and free food.  Hope to see you there!!


Cornerstone Coffeehouse address:

651 E 54th St

Indianapolis, Indiana 46220