Thursday, September 24, 2009

Upcoming Events

LISSO's first Friday at Five was a success. Our next one will be tomorrow, September 25, at Charlie Brown's. Charlie Brown's is located on E. Euclid between E. High St and Ashland.

LISSO's October business meeting is scheduled for October 14 in the SLIS student lounge. We will be discussing upcoming events including comps and our annual Halloween Party. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

LISSO September Meeting Minutes

LISSO Minutes
Meeting September 9, 2009

Dues for LISSO are $5 for the entire school year and help LISSO pay for student events, especially the comps lunch for the students taking comps in the Fall and the Spring. You can give your dues to anyone of the LISSO board members:
o Amanda Hazenfield
o Anne Bradley
o Chris Worland
o Lisa Raney
o Liz Siler
If you pay your dues before October 29, you will be entered into a raffle for a prize (TBD)

LISSO Picnic:
SUNDAY, September 13at Woodland Park from 2:00pm – 5:00pm in the Pavilion area. Let us know if you will be attending and what food or game you would like to bring. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and cutlery will be provided by LISSO.

Halloween Party
We are preparing to plan the annual SLIS Halloween party.
Date, time, and location are still being determined. Any suggestions on a location would be greatly appreciated.
There will be a costume contest, and costumes are mandatory.
The raffle for those who have paid their dues will be held at the Halloween Party.

Discussed reinstating the process of having professors who teach core classes speak about topics from their courses that could be covered on the comps exam. More Information to come.
Have decided to have lunch after comps for those taking the test.

Fridays @ Five
Every Friday at 5pm we will meet at a different location in Lexington.
Friday, September 18 at 5pm we will be meeting at Lynaugh’s. More Information to come. Other possibilities discussed: Gallery Crawl, Charlie Browns, Joseph Beth’s Bookstore Cafe.
Please let us know if you have any other ideas on places to meet.

Other Upcoming Event Possibilities
Keeneland Library and/or races.
Resume Workshops
Let us know your thoughts on these events and other possible events you would like to attend.

Other Business
In order to keep everyone informed, LISSO will try to send email reminders about events through the SLIS listserv. Keep on the lookout for these important updates.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

09/09/09 Meeting, Friday at Five, LISSO Picnic Location Determined

LISSO had our first official meeting of the semester today, on 09/09/09, and it was a success. Minutes will be posted as I receive them. We have a new event coming up that I would like to announce, and it is our first (hopefully of many) Friday at Five, which will be held next Friday September 18th. We will be meeting at Lynagh's Pub which is located on Woodland near Euclid.

I will be adding this event, along with upcoming SLIS events to the blog calendar so you can keep track of them! In other news, a location has been set for our upcoming LISSO picnic!

The LISSO Picnic will be held at Woodland Park! We will be meeting in the Pavilion area (where all the picnic tables are). Woodland Park is at the corner of E. High and Kentucky Ave, near the Woodland Triangle.

Please leave a comment on this blog post or send an e-mail to or with whichever dish or game you plan on bringing :)

The picnic is this SUNDAY, September 13 from 2p-5p.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

LISSO endeavors to make a splash in '09!

With the end of summer comes the beginning of another exciting school year, and LISSO has been thinking up exciting events to connect the students in UK's SLIS in the midst of online classes.  As always, we are open to suggestions, compliments, criticism, etc.  

We had a successful introductory meeting on Wednesday, August 26 during which our board members were able to introduce our organization and ourselves to the incoming SLIS students.  We addressed concerns and answered questions about both the organization and about the program as a whole.  A big concern seemed to be online classes, and we hope we addressed this fully.

Our next event is this Friday, September 4.  We will be hosting a Happy Hour at Tin Roof from 1:30-5:00.  This coincides with the new student luncheon which is over at 1.   The Happy Hour is open to all SLIS students, faculty, and staff.  Tin Roof is located on 303 S. Limestone, Lexington KY 40508.  It is within walking distance of campus/the SLIS department and we should have a walking group from the orientation luncheon to Tin Roof.  

More information can be found at Tin Roof's Website:

Another upcoming LISSO event is a Potluck Picnic which we are hosting on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-5:00.  LISSO will be providing the basics, but you are asked to bring a dish or game for the rest of us to enjoy.  This picnic is open for all SLIS students, faculty, staff, along with their family members.  If you plan on attending, please leave a comment letting us know what dish (or game) you plan on bringing. 

The location of the SLIS Picnic is TBD, but more details are forthcoming.

We will generally hold LISSO meetings once a month on Wednesdays at 5:00pm.  The first official LISSO meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 in the SLIS student lounge.  The SLIS student lounge is located on the third floor of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library next to the women’s restroom. 

We look forward to having a great year and seeing you at our meetings and events! We also look forward to your feedback, as that is from that we are able to plan events that will be enjoyable by all!

Be sure to check back to keep up-to-date on LISSO events, and don’t forget to check the calendar at the very bottom! The calendar may change even before there is a new entry. 

If you haven’t already, please join us on Facebook: !  You can also e-mail LISSO for more information: