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

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.

Come and Join Us…

It’s that time of the month again…December book club will be this Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Coffeehouse.  The book we will be discussing is Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.  Please come and join us, and like always, there will be free food!


Cornerstone Coffeehouse address:

651 E 54th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

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:

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:
Hope to see you there!

Update for November Book Club

November book club will be held at Our Den located in University Place Hotel at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012.  We will be discussing “Enchantments” written by Kathryn Harrison.  Come and join us!!!


Address for University Place Hotel:

850 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Again, we will be providing FREE food.