Sunday, July 26, 2009

LISSA Election Winner

Congratulations to the new LISSA Secretary/Treasurer, Carrie Gassett.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SCC/MLA Student Award Opportunity

Travel award opportunity for library students to attend and participate in outreach activities at the South Central Chapter (SCC) of the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Tulsa, OK, October 17 – 21, 2009. Great networking opportunity for students interested in health librarianship. Visit link for application.

Deadline for Applications: August 3, 2009, 5:00 pm.

Jani Okai

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Election Update

The election is currently tied, so voting has been extended. If you haven't already voted, email your choice for Secretary/Treasurer to by Friday, July 24th at 11:59 PM.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Secretary/Treasurer Elections

Elections for LISSA Secretary/Treasurer for the 2009/2010 school year start today. Please send an email with your vote to by Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:59 PM. Here are the candidates:

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.

Megan Rush
LISSA President

Monday, July 6, 2009

Special Election

Since the Secretary/Treasurer position was not filled during the spring elections, a special election is being held over the summer for the position. Anyone interested in running should submit a paragraph about themselves to by Monday, July 13th at 11:59 PM.

Megan Rush
LISSA President