Sep 02

9/11/13 Brown Bag Lunch with Pam Swaidner of IPL

Come sit in for a 2 hour long discussion with Pam Swaidner, Cataloger at the Indianapolis Public Library on September 11, 2013. Please RSVP to Professor Barbara Albee at Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Discussion will be held at the Library Services Center at the Public Library.

**NOTE- Enter off of 24th Street, and there will be free parking on site.

brown bag lunch series free

Image courtesy of Birmingham Public Library

Jul 23

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 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.

Jul 23

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 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

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Jun 05

Summertime is SWEET with ALISS Book Club

What’s the next great thing on your summer to do list besides barbecue, swim and cat nap? Prepare for ALISS Book Club!!

This summer’s selection is The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga and is the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2008. Pick up your copy and head on over to the DEWEY Den (third floor of University Library) on July 11, 2013 at 7pm.

Please RSVP through Facebook or through the blog.
Refreshments will be served and discussions will ensue! :)

July 11th Book Club Pick

July 11th Book Club Pick

Jun 02

Summer Book Club

Hey everyone,
ALISS will be hosting a summer book club. Please join us July 11 at 7 p.m. in the Dewey Den! Also, there will be free food.

Check back for more information regarding what book we will be reading and check our Facebook page in order to vote for which book you would like to read!

Hope to see you there!

May 29

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.

Apr 24


Hi everyone.  Just a quick note to let you all know that Resume Spin (scheduled for Saturday, April 27th) has been cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  If you’d still like someone to review a resume and cover letter we suggest contacting your adviser.

Apr 12

May=finals, graduation, and BOOK CLUB!!

Listen up everyone…it’s our last book club meeting for this school year!!! It will be on May 3rd at 7p.m. in the Dewey Den. Please vote in the poll on Facebook to decide which book we will be reading for May’s book club.

Apr 09

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!

Apr 09

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



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