Thursday, August 21, 2008

2008 Orientation Happy Hour

Need to "deflate" from the chaos of orientation?
Want some more time to network for the semester now that you know some new faces?

Meet us at Buddy's Bar & Grill for an early afternoon happy hour,
Tuesday, August 26 following SLIS Orientation from 2pm - 3pm.
LISSO Officers will be present to answer any questions/ease any worries about the upcoming semester.

Faculty & Returning SLIS Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend!

(Visit the Buddy's website for directions - within walking distance of campus!)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Welcome Back Wine Tasting and Concert

You are cordially invited to a Welcome Back Wine Tasting

When: September 6th at 1:00pm Stay for the free concert at 3:00
Where: Equus Run Vineyards
Who: Open to all SLIS students, faculty, staff and significant others
Why: For an informal get together to welcome new students and re-connect with the well seasoned ones. To get more acquainted with faculty, staff and student organizations and to enjoy central Kentucky's beautiful wine country.
How much: Free to wander the grounds; $2 per person for an etched, Equus Run wine glass and wine tasting
No RSVP required

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From Cincinnati
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Comps Wiki

A message from the Past-President:


Now that summer classes are over and there is another comps session coming up in a few months (yes, that's right, only 3 months and a week - roughly) I have decided to release the SLIS Comps Study Wiki which has been undergoing beta testing (sounds official, but not really).

Long story short, a joke about wikis at the last SLIS awards banquet turned into an experiment. Once I got thinking about the logistics involved with getting study groups together over the summer, I was convinced that a wiki might be the way to go.

I simply put together a front page with each additional page dedicated to each year's set of questions. The front page explains how to use the wiki. Since its creation, Jennifer Mattern and I have been dabbling with adding content specific to each question (only some of the more recent years have content). Yes, the questions from the 80s are there as well, and some questions may require duplicate information from another question, but instead of a subject type wiki, the actual questions are part of this so you can refer to specific points you need to focus on.

And so, as I head out of SLIS, I bestow this creation to LISSO, with the understanding that it belongs to the students and will evolve as they see fit. It is an open wiki, so as long as you make a pbwiki id for yourself, feel free to get going with additional content. (I'm sure Krista will post a link to the wiki on the LISSO Info Blog as well)

SLIS Comps Wiki

It will be interesting to see where this experiment leads :-)

P.S. Special thanks to Kathy McCardwell for enjoying the joke with me! :-)

Cheri Daniels
University of Kentucky
Interlibrary Loan - Lending Manager
1-15 W.T. Young Library
1000 University Dr.
Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Ph.859-257-0500 x.2080