SLIS ULIB Joint Research Conference

The Second Annual SLIS IUPUI ULIB Joint Research Conference is this Thursday! Come see what your fellow students and librarians are researching, meet some new people, eat free food, and share information! More information on the Research Conference Website. 

IUPUI SLIS/UL Joint Research Conference

The IUPUI University Library and School of Information and Library Science Joint Research Conference 2012 is the annual research conference of the IUPUI University Libraries and the School of Library and Information Science. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at IUPUI and University Library (UL) announce a Research Conference on March 22, 2012, to showcase research by SLIS students and UL Faculty. SLIS students and UL librarians are invited to submit proposals, which will be reviewed by one SLIS faculty member and one UL faculty member.

This conference is intended to promote mentoring of SLIS students by the UL librarians and to encourage discussion on topics and issues within the field of library and information science.  Submissions will be evaluated based on research design, relevance, and quality of data.  A total of 4 proposals will be accepted as presentations. Those not accepted for presentation may be eligible to participate in a juried poster session.
Register here!

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.

SLIS Jobs Listserv Information

Books and Computer MouseWe’re all looking forward to testing the waters in our new profession. One way to find your dream position is to subscribe to the SLIS Jobs Listserv. Dr. Irwin has graciously posted instructions. I’ll share them below:

How to Subscribe to SLIS_JOBS-L

  • Send an e-mail message to
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message type:

    subscribe SLIS_JOBS-L firstname lastname

  • LISTSERV will send an email with instructions to complete your subscription.
  • Your command will be cancelled automatically if LISTSERV does not receive your confirmation within 48 hours.
  • The list moderator must approve your request to join, please allow up to three business days for a response.

Happy Hunting!

Sarah Gilchrist


Lunch Lecture Series with Dean Cronin

On Friday, October 1, for our first lecture of the Spring 2010 Luncheon Lecture Series, Dr. Blaise Cronin, the Dean of the Indiana University School of Library & Information Science. Dr. Cronin shared a great deal of insight with us regarding the state and progress of our vibrant field. His talk was entitled “A Post-professional, Post-physical, Post-institutional Future?” Download the powerpoint | See Dean Cronin’s talk on

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