Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Map to El Guapo's
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
If you want to know about a career in rare books or special collections, join LISSA for a tour of the Rare Book and Texana Collections at Willis on Friday, September 25th at 2 PM. You will get the chance to tour the area, see what kind of items are in the collection, and talk with the curator of the Rare Books and Texana Collections about what a career in special collections is like and how to get started. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to email@example.com by Thursday, September 24th at noon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Deadline for Applications: August 3, 2009, 5:00 pm.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Carrie Gassett: My name is Carrie Gassett and I would like to be considered for 2009-2010 LISSA Secretary/Treasurer. I am a first-year graduate student earning my Master’s with a concentration in youth librarianship. Before leaving Houston for Denton in June of 2009, I worked as a leader in theatre arts administration for three years, and earned my undergraduate degree in English from the University of Houston in 2007. In the Houston theatre community, I had the opportunity to work on arts development projects for children, serve as a social and event coordinator, and volunteer for community events such as fundraising galas and the Houston Shakespeare Festival. I currently work under Dr. Ana Cleveland as a teaching assistant and member of the Houston Program team. I am eager to get involved with LISSA and hope to make a difference in the organization!
Melody McCotter: I am interested in running for the LISSA treasurer/secretary position. I am a doctoral student in the LIS department, and received my master's in information science from UNT in August, 2008. I work as a research assistant in the LIS department and TxCDK, so I'm familiar with the faculty and staff, and I'm on campus quite a bit. I have good organization and mathematics skills, so I think I'd be a good fit for this position.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Voting for the new LISSA officers for 2009-2010 begins today and will close at noon on May12th. Please submit your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine who will be next year’s president, Megan Rush or Will Senn. I would like to congratulate our unopposed candidates Jani Okai (Vice-President), Sarah Eulert (Member at Large), and Andrea Mott (Member at Large) on becoming officers for the 2009-2010 UNT LISSA student group! LISSA is very fortunate to have such an impressive group of candidates run for office. The naming of the new Treasurer/Secretary position will be determined at a later date.
Presidential Candidates: Megan Rush and Will Senn
My name is Megan Rush and I decided to run for President.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I started the Library and Information Science program in August 2008 and was immediately interested in the information systems program of study. I currently work as a library assistant at the UNT Dallas Campus where I get to experience all aspects of library operation.
Name: Will Senn
Position running for: President
Will is currently serving as an executive committee member of the UNT Staff Council, board member of the Higher Education Data Warehouse Forum (HEDW), and as a Justice on the UNT SGA Supreme Court. He has previously served as the SGA Senator for the College of Information, Library Science, and Technology and as Financial Officer on Graduate Student Council. Will is also the Director of Decision Support at the University of North Texas. He is working on finishing his Masters in Information Science, and hopes this fall, to begin working on a PhD, also in Information Science.
New Vice-President Jani Okai
I would like to be considered as a candidate for the 2009-2010 LISSA Vice-President. I'm a first year masters level student in SLIS and seeking a student leadership opportunity. My professional areas of interests are in health informatics and information systems. I'm originally from Austin, Texas and have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for nearly two years. I earned my undergraduate degree in Public Health from Stephen F. Austin State University. After reviewing the responsibilities and qualifications for the LISSA Vice-President position, I feel my education and over four years' experience in various administrative roles makes me a strong candidate for Vice-President.
In these positions I have coordinated the logistics of departmental events, provided customer service and marketing support for various programs, performed research and analysis support functions, maintained departmental calendars and records, and assisted with database maintenance. During my service in the U.S. Navy, I developed the necessary leadership skills and work ethic required for this position. These experiences have also afforded me the opportunity to develop strong oral and written communication skills, effective time management practices, and a teamwork oriented management style.
New Member at Large Sarah Eulert
My name is Sarah Eulert and I am running for one of the two Member-at-large positions for UNT’s 2009-10 LISSA officer positions. I am in my second semester in the Master’s degree General Program of Study. I have worked as a Graduate Library Assistant (GLA) since January 2009 in both Sci/Tech and Willis Libraries. I am also a student member of both ALA and TLA. I received my bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude, from UNT in August 2007. I would like the chance to become involved in this wonderful student organization!
New Member at Large Andrea Mott
My name is Andrea Mott and I am just finishing up my second semester in the LIS program. I completed my first semester online while living in Denver and working full time at RE/MAX International in the corporate headquarters. I worked as a receptionist and assisted the records department whenever possible. I am from Montana and attended school at the University of Montana, Missoula. I studied anthropology and Native American Studies and graduated in May 2007. I have enjoyed moving around the country and have loved every new place I get to experience. While I am still open to what my "first job" will be and where exactly my library science degree will take me, I am loving school and am very happy to be here. I hope to move to Seattle, WA when I am done next spring in the general program to be closer to family and friends.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
North Texas 23 Things is an online Learning 2.0 experience for library staff in North Texas. North Texas 23 is a great opportunity to play with all kinds of new Web 2.0 tools. North Texas 23 begins May 7, 2009, and ends in August.
Response has already been tremendous for the North Texas 23 Things experience! North Texas 23 is an online, hands-on learning experience focusing on Web 2.0 technology. Please go to our blog at http://northtexas23.blogspot.com for more information.
Registration is now officially open for North Texas 23! To register, visit the blog at http://northtexas23.blogspot.com. Complete "Thing 1" by starting your blog, and then send an email with the following information to email@example.com
1) Your name
2) Your library or institution affiliation
3) Your blog's URL.
You will not get a confirmation email, but the URL of your blog will appear on the blog. If it does not appear after one week, please resend. You must be registered by June 1 to be eligible for the prize drawing.
North Texas 23 Things is open to several groups, not just library staff. If you meet any of these qualifications, you are eligible:
* All library staff and library staff retirees, from all libraries of all types (academic, public, school, special) in the 20-county area served by NTLP, also known as Texas Library Association District 7
* Members of advisory boards, governing boards, foundation boards, and Friends boards, from libraries in the same area (District 7)
* Current library school students and faculty from Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas
* All persons in attendance at the TechNet Conference in May, or the Children's and Youth Librarians Conference (CYC Conference) in August. CYC attendees outside of District 7 must be registered for CYC and fully paid by June 1 to be eligible for North Texas 23.
All persons who complete the 23 Things by September 1 will get a certificate of accomplishment. All who complete by August 15 will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes!
* iPod Shuffle, provided by North Texas Library Partners;
* Motorola Hands-free headset (for a mobile phone), provided by North Texas Library Partners;
* 3 software games, provided by http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/.
We have a great group of persons leading this project. You can see their names on the 23 Things blog. We are also looking for a few more people to join the leadership team. If you are interested, please let me know.
North Texas 23 is presented by North Texas Library Partners, home of the North Texas Regional Library System.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Reference Librarian
Texas Christian University
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Below is a description of the positions and its responsiblities.
The President of the Association shall preside over the meetings of the Association, both general assemblies and the meetings of the Executive Committee. The President shall be responsible for all communications to officers, the general membership, the Dean, the faculty, and the staff regarding Association meetings, assemblies, activities, and other pertinent information regarding the Association. The President shall act as the official liaison between the Association and the Dean, faculty, and staff of the School of Library and Information Sciences, the University of North Texas (UNT) Student Association, and the UNT campus and administration. The President shall appoint chairs for Association committees. The President shall also attend Faculty/Student Council or will designate a representative to serve in his/her place.
The Vice-President shall assist the President in the performance of that position and shall serve in that position in the event that the President is absent. The Vice-President shall have primary responsibility for programming Association functions. The Vice-President shall also be responsible for the upkeep of the Association bulletin board.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for the recording of minutes at all meetings of the Association. The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for the distribution of the minutes to all members of the Association. Financial responsibilities include the conducting of any financial transaction and accounting which is conducted by the Association and the reporting of such activity.
Members-at-Large shall be responsible for chairing committees as appointed by the President. The Members-at-Large shall also be responsible for assisting the Vice-President with the programming for Association functions. In addition, one Member-at-Large will be responsible for the distribution of information regarding the American Library Association (ALA) (convention information, scholarships, etc.) and one Member-at-Large will be responsible for the distribution of information regarding the Texas Library Association (TLA)(convention information, scholarships, etc.)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The President's Party is on Wednesday, April 1st from 8 p.m. to 10:30 pm. at the Hilton Americas Grand Ballroom.
The last e-mail was sent with incorrect contact information. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Morris, UNT LISSA (DFW) President, at email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lisa Huang is the Health Sciences Librarian for Collin College's Central Park Campus (McKinney, TX). She is also an adjunct instructor for an elderhostel, Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) in Plano. Huang has worked for various libraries over the years--a children's library, academic, and community college/public library.
At her current position, Huang provides information solutions to Collin College students, faculty, staff and Collin County community users. Huang is also the consumer health coordinator for the Consumer Health Information Center, a consumer health library. Huang is active in professional organizations from the local to national level.
Chat with her in the SLIS Village about topics such as medical librarianship, providing consumer health information to students and the public, grant writing experience, being a young librarian under 30, professional development, differences between working in a community college vs. academic library or academic library vs. public, etc.
SLIS Village Chat Room
Wednesday, February 11th at 8 pm