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LIS Events Calendar: November November 5, 2008

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Below is a list of events relating to LIS that are coming up in November.  If you have any additions please feel free to add them in the comments or post them!

LISGSA – First Friday Happy Hour
Date: Friday, November 7th
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves, 17 Moody, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (www.llywelynspub.com)

SLA – Annual Business Meeting
Date: Monday, November 10th
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Seven Gables Inn
Cost: Members: $22 // Students/SLA Retiree Members: $18 // Non-members: $26

LISGSA – Practicum Chat – Find out all you need to know about doing your practicum
Date: Wednesday, November 12th
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Nadoz in Brentwood, #12 The Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

LISGSA – St. Louis Saturday – Tour of the Missouri Botantical Garden Library
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
When: 10:00 am
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden Library,  4500 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110 (http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/molib/)

LIS Events Calendar: October September 24, 2008

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Below is a list of events relating to LIS that are coming up in October.  If you have any additions please feel free to add them in the comments or post them!

Missouri Library Association Conference
October 1-3, 2008
Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO

LISGSA – First Friday Happy Hour
October 3, 2008
4:00pm
Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street (at 21st), St. Louis, MO 63103

SLA – The Year in Web Searching: News, Updates, and Changes at Google, Yahoo!, Live and More
October 8, 2008
1:00-2:30pm

LISGSA – LIS Trends Discussion Group
October 15, 2008
6:00pm
Nadoz in Brentwood, #12 the Boulevard
Topic: Environmental Sustainability in Libraries

Web 2.0 Software and the Embeddable Web
October 22, 2008
1:00-2:30pm

LISGSA STL – St. Louis Saturday
Courses & Coffee
October 25, 2008
10am
Nadoz in Brentwood, #12 the Boulevard

SISLT LIS Trends Recap September 19, 2008

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For those of you who missed it, the SISLT LIS trends addressed a pretty important topic this month, legislative issues that affect libraries.  Specifically we looked at how CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) affected library processes and what it ultimately means for the librarian.

Just as background, CIPA was a bill introduced by Senator John McCain (1999) that attempted to limit children’s exposure to pornography and explicit material through the use of internet filters, or a similar technology.  Though the use of filters is not mandatory for any libraries, the bill successfully tied monies, known as E-rate monies or discounts, with its implementation.  Therefore, any public or school institution that would like to receive these discounts would need to install some type of internet filter that would effectively limit the ability to view explicit sites.

After reading the article, CIPA:  Decisions, Implementations, and Impacts by Jaeger, et. al. many individuals at the Trends discussion were concerned by the fact that though CIPA allows adults to request the filter to be turned off, there is no law stating when, or even if, libraries must comply.  This act also states that requests to turn off filters must be justified as bona-fide research or for other lawful purposes.  This essentially means that if a request is made for a filter to be turned off, a librarian has the right to ask for the purpose and ultimately determine its research validity.

Though everyone at the Trends discussion agreed that protecting children from explicit materials was immensely important, many wondered at the effectiveness of these filters.  We all have heard of instances in which filters have blocked completely acceptable websites for no apparent reason.  What effect this has upon the availability of information for students and adults who regularly use internet-filtered computers has therefore become a topic of much debate.

Notes:

Children’s Internet Protection Act. accessible at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:s.00097:

Jaeger, P.T., McClure, C.R., Bertot, J.C., & Langa, L. L. (2005). CIPA: Decisions, implementation, and impacts. Public Libraries, 44(2): 105-109.

SISLT LIS Trends Discussion September 15, 2008

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Come discuss current  library Issues with other St. Louis LIS students, alumni, faculty, and their families.

Please RSVP by September 16th to Anne Williams (aewvx4@mizzou.edu).

When: Wednesday, September 17th at 6 pm

Where: Nadoz at The Boulevard in Brentwood
12 The Boulevard St Louis
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Who: All SISLT students, alumni, and  faculty

This month we will be discussing legislative issues that may affect libraries. If you have a chance, please review one or both of the following articles to help get the discussion going. The articles can be accessed in Full-text through the Library Literature and Information Full Text Database.

Pike, G. (2007). The Patriot Act illuminated. Information Today, 24(5): 17-18.

Jaeger, P.T., McClure, C.R., Bertot, J.C., & Langa, L. L. (2005). CIPA: Decisions, implementation, and impacts. Public Libraries, 44(2): 105-109.

Please contact Anne Williams with any questions at aewvx4@mizzou.edu.

We hope to see you!

St. Louis LISGSA Committee
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Laura Samnee (llcn65@mizzou.edu)
Anne Williams (aewvx4@mizzou.edu)

P.S. Concerned about traffic? Check out traffic.com to get a heads-up on congestion, or take Metro! Check out metrostl.org to plan your route

St. Louis Saturday Discussion – April 19th April 9, 2008

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St. Louis Saturday Discussion

When: Saturday, April 19th at 10 am

This month’s topic:
Library Assessment Activities

Special Guest:
Patricia L. Gregory
Assistant University Librarian for Research and Assessment (since July 2007)
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University

Where:
St. Louis Bread Company in Richmond Heights

6701 Clayton Road

Clayton, MO 63117
Parking is available in the lot behind the building and on the side streets

Please join us as we discuss Library Assessment, a growing area of library management in all types of libraries as they take a closer look at how and how well they serve their users.

Patricia Gregory has 32 years of experience in various Reference Librarian positions at three universities. Prior to becoming the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Assessment, she was the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services (2001-2007) and the Head of Reference (1988-2001) at Saint Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library. She has also served as the Head of Reference at Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond in Virginia (1982-1987) and as Reference Librarian as well as Head of Reference at Radford University Library in Virginia (1975-1977).

Please RSVP to Chris Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com) just so we can save you a seat. However, if your plans change, just drop by and we will find you a seat.

We hope to see you there!

St. Louis LISGSA Committee
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)

P.S. Concerned about traffic? Check out traffic.com to get a heads-up on congestion, or take Metro! Check out metrostl.org to plan your route.

Join the St. Louis SISLT Team to support the March of Dimes March 9, 2008

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Join Today! Our team needs your help!

Hi! Join our team of walkers for the March of Dimes March for Babies (formerly known as Walk America). It’s easy to sign up for our team! Just visit our team Webpage at http://www.marchforbabies.org/510086 and click on “Join this Team.”

Our Team Name: Mizzou SISLT
Our Team Webpage: http://www.marchforbabies.org/510086
Event: April 26, 2008 at 9 am
Where: Forest Park in the Lower Muny Parking Lot (Map)
Our Team Goal: $500 but I hope we can surpass this!
Please contact Chris or Anna with any questions.

This is not only a great cause but it’s an excellent opportunity to get together with other LIS students, alumni, and faculty here in the St. Louis area and to be visible in our community!

Don’t forget to sign up your friends and family members for our team too! We can help this great cause!

Up until the walk on 4/26, you will raise money through sponsorships for our team. It is easy to recruit sponsors and contributing online is fast, easy and secure. When you join the team, you will be given an webpage and you can send emails to all of your friends and family members. You can even put banners on your profile in Facebook or on your blog! They can donate directly from that personal webpage with a credit/debit card or PayPal. If your sponsor prefers, you can also accept cash or check. They just need to click the appropriate box on the webpage. In this case you will need to follow up to ensure payment.

Please note: I will setup a meeting area the morning of the event so we can all walk together as a team. More details to come.

We need your help. Please join us in the fight against prematurity. Visit our webpage and be apart of our team!

Thank You!

St. Louis LISGSA Student Event Coordinators:
Christina Pryor (  cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski ( avkfh7@mizzou.edu)

St. Louis Library Tour March 8th March 1, 2008

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St. Louis Saturday Library Tour

Saturday, March 8th at 10 am
RSVP is required by March 7th. RSVP to Chris Pryor.

Special Event:
Tour of the Library and Digital Archives at the Missouri Historical Society

Our Guide:
Morgan R. Davis
Archivist
Library & Research Center
Missouri History Museum

225 S. Skinker Blvd. (Map)
St. Louis, MO 63105
Tel: 314-746-4500
The Library Website

Join us for a private tour of the Research Library and Archives at the Missouri Historical Society. We will also discuss the library’s new Richard Gephardt Digital Collection.

We hope to see you there!

St. Louis LISGSA Committee
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)

P.S. Concerned about traffic? Check out traffic.com to get a heads-up on congestion, or take Metro! Check out metrostl.org to plan your route.

Upcoming St. Louis Events February 24, 2008

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February and March St. Louis Events

Join us for these great upcoming events in the St. Louis area.

LIS Trends
Thursday, February 28th at 5:30 pm
Topic: Design in Web Design
Special Guest: Mikael D. Kriz
Saint Louis University

Nadoz (across from the Galleria)
The Boulevard Location
#12 The Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117

First Friday Happy Hour
Friday, March 7th at 6 pm
The Boathouse in Forest Park

More details to come

St. Louis Saturday
Saturday, March 8th at 10 am
Tour of the Missouri Historical Society Library and Archives
More details to come

Practicum Chat
Thursday, March 27th at 5:30 pm
More details to come

Mid-semester Wine and Cheese Party
Saturday, March 29th at 6 pm
More details to come

Traffic Alert

Due to the I-64/Highway 40 construction project, please make sure to check your route for these events. Traffic.com can assist in finding an alternative route.

Don’t hesitate to contact your St. Louis LISGSA Student Event Coordinators:
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)

Join the Mizzou SISLT- Saint Louis Students Group on Facebook!

St. Louis LIS Trends 2/28 February 24, 2008

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St. Louis LISTrends

Thursday, February 28th at 5:30 pm

This month’s topic:
Design in Web Design

Special Guest:
Mikael D. Kriz, M.A., M.S.
Reference Librarian // Assistant Professor

Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University

Nadoz at the Boulevard (across from the Galleria)
#12 The Boulevard St. Louis
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
http://www.nadozcafe.com/home.html
Plenty of onsite parking in the garage
314.726.3100

Join us and our special guest Mikael Kriz, Saint Louis University Reference Librarian, for a lively discussion about what it takes to effectively redesign a library’s website. Mikael will discuss the basics of design including layout, composition, color, etc. Feel free to bring along your laptops as well as addresses for any library websites that you would like to discuss.

Please RSVP to Chris Pryor just so we can save you a seat. However, if your plans change, just drop by and we will find you a seat.

We hope to see you there!

St. Louis LISGSA Committee
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)

P.S. Concerned about traffic? Check out traffic.com to get a heads-up on congestion, or take Metro! Check out metrostl.org to plan your route – Nadoz is near the Richmond Heights MetroLink station, with connections to bus routes #1 WUSTL-Gold and #2 WUSTL-Red at the station, and routes #58 Clayton-Ballas and the Chesterfield Valley Connector a block away at the Galleria mall.

St. Louis Saturday Spotlight 2/16! February 4, 2008

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Join us for St. Louis Saturday Spotlight!

This month’s special guest:

Dr. John M. Budd
Professor and Associate Director
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia

Topic: What Good is Research

Bring any questions you may have about research in librarianship.

When: Saturday, February 16th at 10 am

Where: St. Louis Bread Company (Map)

(314) 725-9922
6701 Clayton Road
Clayton
, MO 63117
Ample parking is available on site.

RSVP to Chris Pryor if you plan on coming so we can save you a seat, but if your plans change, just show up! We’ll make room!

Don’t hesitate to contact your St. Louis LISGSA Student Event Coordinators:
Christina Pryor (cnpryor@gmail.com)
Anna Kwiatkowski (avkfh7@mizzou.edu)
Britne Rockwell (britnerockwell@gmail.com)

Join the Mizzou SISLT- Saint Louis Students Group on Facebook!

Traffic Alert: Concerned about traffic? Check out traffic.com to get a heads-up on congestion, or take Metro! Check out metrostl.org to plan your route.