Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tour the Exhibits at Dallas Public Library

Join us on Friday, April 9th for a tour of the Dallas Public Library exhibits and a discussion of cultural heritage objects and libraries. The tour is at the J. Erik Jonsson library (1515 Young St, Dallas, TX) and starts at 3:00 pm. After the tour, everyone is welcome to join us at Iron Cactus to wait out the rush hour traffic.

If you would like to attend, email We will let you know where you can park for free. If you are interested in carpooling from Denton, please mention in the email whether you have space for additional riders or if you need a ride.

Free Webinar - Getting Involved in TLA

Getting Involved in TLA • Tuesday, March 30, 10 - 11 am

NEW free TLA Webinar just in time for Conference! Join former TLA President Gretchen McCord Hoffman for a 1-hour discussion on opportunities in the nation's largest state library association. Learn how TLA resources can help you improve your library, your career, and your profession.
Just go to to register!*

The webinar is completely free and requires no downloads. Participants will need Internet access and a nearby telephone. Instructions for logging into the web site ( will be sent prior to the event, along with instructions for dialing into the toll free conference call.

Check out other great webinars coming your way from TLA at, including the Strategic Initiatives series on leadership. Speakers will be Maureen Sullivan, ACRL Academic Librarian of the Year, and Molly Raphael, former director of the award-winning Multnomah County Library, as well Joel Garza, principal of East Early College High School in Houston.

*Full address is

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Finding a Job in a Federal Library

The Virginia/West Virginia LISSA branch has organized a find-a-job-in-federal-libraries chat with panelists from a variety of federal/military libraries--they'll be discussing the job market for 2010/2011, tips for interviewing, resumes, etc. Since this group has had such a great response in offers to be panelists (and since the information to be covered would be useful to everyone, not just Virginia residents), they are opening this up to the whole UNT LIS community. The chat will take place in the SLIS Village Wimba classroom on April 7th from 6-8pm CST.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Electronic Portfolios, Pizza, and Wii

The Discovery Park Library is holding an Electronic Portfolio workshop on Thursday, March 4th at 4 pm. To learn more about what an electronic portfolio is and what it can do for you, click here.

Then, at 5 pm, join LISSA right across the hall at the Discovery Park coffee shop to eat some free pizza and play Nintendo Wii.