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Wash U Libraries’ Mentoring Program Brown Bag November 29, 2007

Posted by apenningster in FYI, Library Stuff, Student Stuff.
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See information below about a library career-oriented brown bag sponsored by Wash U Libraries’ Mentoring Program. Please contact Cheryl Holland (cholland@wustl.edu or call 935-6626) for additional information.  Feel free to pass the information on to anyone you think might be interested!


Washington University Libraries’ Mentoring Program presents
Become a Librarian:
An Excellent Career Choice

Place: Washington University – Olin Library Conference Room 142
Date: Friday December 7, 2007
Time: Noon – 1:30pm
The Washington University Libraries Mentoring Program is sponsoring an
information session on Graduate Study in Information Science and Technology.
Session will cover admissions requirements, costs, financial aid, curriculum,
and careers in libraries and other information fields. Graduates and
undergraduates of all disciplines are welcome.
Guest Speaker: Karen M. Robinson
Clinical Instructor, University Of Missouri – Columbia, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, Reference Librarian, Thomas Jefferson Library, University of Missouri – St. Louis
The session will also include:
• ACRL Video, Faces of a Profession, which highlights the role of academic librarians,
what they do and why they made their career choices
• Discussion, Question & Answer
Participants can bring their lunch. Refreshments provided.
Please RSVP to: cholland@wustl.edu or call 935-6626
Cheryl Holland, Mentoring Coordinator
Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Library


LIS Trends Discussion Tonight 11/28! November 28, 2007

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Join us on Wednesday, November 28th, for a new discussion topic!

When: Wednesday, November 28th, 5:30-7:30p
Who: All SISLT students, alumni, faculty, friends, and family members
Where: Kayak’s Coffee & Provisions, Skinker at Forest Park
Address: 276 N Skinker Blvd , St Louis , MO
Phone: (314) 862-4447
Web site: http://www.kayakscoffee.com/
Map: http://tinyurl.com/3y3hm8
MetroLink stop: Skinker

This month’s topic is: Blogging and RSS

Here are a few short articles, to brush up on the topic:
What is RSS? (http://www.whatisrss.com)
35 Ways You Can Use RSS Today – Micro Persuasion ( http://tinyurl.com/oz6gh)
Blogging and RSS — The “What’s It?” and “How To”… – Multimedia & Internet@Schools Magazine (http://tinyurl.com/4s2hc)

Also, bring your laptops to Kayak’s! We’ll be demonstrating blogs and RSS in use. We’ll also have a few lists of blogs on various topics with us, if you don’t know where to start reading! If you have any favorite blogs about library science / ed tech topics, let us know; we’d love to see them!

Don’t hesitate to contact one of the committee members anytime with questions or suggestions.

LISGSA* St. Louis Committee Members:
Christina Pryor ( cnpryor@gmail.com )
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)
Britne Rockwell (britnerockwell@gmail.com)

*Library & Information Science Graduate Student Association

Dewey Decimal Drinks this Thursday! November 6, 2007

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Dewey Decimal Drinks: A gathering of St. Louis librarians/library workers to network, chit-chat, and to talk about things librarians talk about after work.

We will meet this Thurs., Nov. 8th, starting at 7pm at Riley’s Pub, 3458 Arsenal (just east of Grand). The place is accessible via the #30 Soulard and #70 Grand buses. Riley’s is the kind of place that feels like my neighborhood pub even though it ain’t in my neighborhood. They have big, tall wooden booths and St. Louis style pizza that is actually good. They’re giving us a drink special this month (on a microbrew, methinks). I’m excited, and I hope you can make it.

Heads up: Riley’s is pretty smoky, if that’s an issue for you.

Bookishly yours,
Claire-ian the Librarian