Thursday, November 6, 2008

LISSA All-School Day, Fall 2008

Hello everyone!

We are very pleased to announce the program for our upcoming All-School Day.

"Beyond the Diploma: Preparing for Real World Employment"

* Improve your Interviewing Skills
* Learn Job Negotiation Skills
* Tips on Professional Dress
* Advice on building a portfolio
* Resume Review

Saturday, November 15, 2008
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Discovery Park, Room B185

Lunch and free gift bag included
Raffle for door prizes

RSVP by November 10, 2008
to Michelle Morris
or Paul Andersen

This is a great opportunity to brush up on skills and learn some new tips to help you land the job you want! Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Second Post

Sorry about the belated post.

On Monday night the UNT LISSA officers had a meeting in the SLIS Village chat room. Amanda Montgomery had accepted a new job and could no longer act as the UNT LISSA president. I, Michelle Morris, became the new president. The blog will now be handled by Anna Perkins the UNT LISSA secretary.

The next face-to-face LISSA meeting will be on September 25, 2008. We hold a LISSA chat in the SLIS Village every other Monday at 8 p.m.; the next chat will be on September 22th. Also, on Wednesday, September 24th there will be a tour of the UNT Rare Books Room. The Rare Books Room is on the 4th Floor of the Willis library on the Main UNT campus. It’s a wonderful special collection that includes Texana and miniature books. It will a busy week for LISSA and we hope you can attend.

Monday, September 1, 2008

First Post of the Semester

So how has the first week of classes been? Easy? I hope so because around midterm (Oct.14), it gets rough.

Well, as U.N.T. Library and Information Sciences Student Association (LISSA) Co-Vice President, I hope you have a good year. This year LISSA plans to offer tours of libraries, talks with professionals in our field, online chats in SLIS Village, and the usual meetings. I’ll update the blog every Monday and some Wednesday or Thursday s (usually after a LISSA meeting or event).

Things have been a bit hectic this semester because SLIS is combining with Department of Learning Technologies to become College of Information, Library Science and Technologies (, and then there is the big move! Of course, the “big move” refers to the fact that SLIS has moved out of the ISB building (in the middle of campus) and onto the spacious Research Park campus. Research Park used to be a Texas Instruments manufacturing plant, but now houses UNT’s College of Engineering, Computing and Information Technology Center, a library, a computer lab, the lovely Jazzman Cafe, and tons of parking!

UNT LISSA’s Student lounge is on the second floor, as are the classrooms and faculty offices. LISSA meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Feel free to drop by for a meeting or e-mail the LISSA website.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Election Results

The ballots are now counted.... THE NEW STUDENT OFFICERS FOR LISSA ARE:

President - Amanda Montgomery
Vice President- Michelle Morris and Veronica Ewing
Secretary- Anna Perkins
Treasurer- Marian Silva
Parliamentarian- Paul Andersen and Matthew Pierce

Congratulations to a terrific group of students!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

LISSA Elections for 2008-2009 Officers

Hello LISSA! These are your candidates...

PRESIDENT: Michelle Morris /Amanda Montgomery

Michelle Morris was born in Fort Worth on Dec. 23, 1980. She graduated from North Side High School in 1999 and attended Agnes Scott College for one year. She then transferred to University of North Texas (U.N.T.) in 2000 and graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in English Language and Composition. She worked for Haynes & Boone, LLP and Fort Worth Library. This is her first semester in the U.N.T. MLIS program. She aspires to become a medical librarian.

Amanda Gail Montgomery

Attended Texas State Technical College from 1999-2001 major in Commercial Art and Advertising .Attended University of North Texas from 2002-2007 major in Art History minor Social Sciences. Attending University of North Texas as a Masters student seeking my MS in Digital Imaging Management. I volunteer at the Digitals Projects Lab in Willis Library. I was a volunteer for the Rare Book and Texana department


SECRETARY: Anna Perkins

I graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Music Education from Texas Woman's
University, where I was a leader in choir and the vice-president of the
student chapter of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. This
May I will graduate with a M.M. in Musicology from UNT, and by the end of
summer I will have completed my first twelve hours in the SLIS program. I
am currently a student assistant in the Music Library. I am really looking
to getting more involved in SLIS!

TREASURER: Marian Silva

I am interested in applying for the position of
treasurer and I am currently an undergraduate student pursuing my
bachelor's degree in Library & Information Science. Thank you for your

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Matthew Pierce/Paul Andersen


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Directions to the April 15 event

Universities Center at Dallas Campus, 1901 Main Street, Dallas, TX

Directions to Universities Center:

From Denton:
South on I- 35 to Dallas. Exit Commerce St. East (Reunion Arena). Go east on Commerce to Ervay (Neiman Marcus). Go left on Ervay one block and right turn on Main St.

From North Dallas:
South on I-75 to I- 30 west to 35E north to Commerce St. Exit (Reunion Arena). Exit left to Commerce St. Go east on Commerce to Ervay (Neiman Marcus). Go left on Ervay one block. Turn right on Main Street to 1901 Main Street (left side).

From North Dallas - Tollway:
South on the North Dallas Tollway to the end. Go through tollgate and stay on left (Hines Blvd.) to Harwood (last street on left). Go left (south) on Harwood to Main St. Turn right on Main Street. Map on Yahoo! Maps (Opens in new window) Top of page

From East Dallas:
West on I-30 to I- 35E north, exit left to Commerce Street (Reunion Arena). Go east on Commerce to Ervay (Neiman Marcus). Go left on Ervay one block and right turn on Main Street.

From South Dallas:
North on I-35E to Commerce exit (Reunion Arena). Go east on Commerce to Ervay (Neiman Marcus). Go left on Ervay one block and right turn on Main Street.

From West Dallas:
East on I- 30 to I- 35E north to Commerce St. exit (Reunion Arena). Go east on Commerce to Ervay (Neiman Marcus). Go left on Ervay one block and right turn on Main Street.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Learning Leadership

Whether you are planning on attending the TLA Annual Conference in Dallas this month, think about attending this great event:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Two Upcoming SLIS Events... on the same night!

Well, it has been a while. For those of you graduating this May, Capstone is behind you and the results should be out soon. Though I'm sure you have nothing to worry about, while you sweat out the final days before hearing that you will finally be given your well-deserved degree...come to some LIS events this Thursday.

This Thursday, March 27, the UNT Career Center is sponsoring a SLIS networking event from 5-7 pm in Chestnut Hall room 12o. Here students will be able to schmooze with professionals and alumni currently employed in the field of library and information sciences. Students will have a chance to find out how to prepare for and succeed in the jobs they desire!

Following this exciting event, LISSA will be holding its March meeting in ISB 218 at 7pm. We will provide refreshments and talk about what will be going on for the rest of the year.

We hope to see you Thursday!!