Tuesday, December 7, 2010

3rd Annual Winter Tea Time

Hello everyone -

This is just a quick reminder that the 3rd Annual Winter Tea Time will be held in the Niles Gallery today (December 7) from 3:30-5:30. Bring a snack or some tea to share!

Hope to see everyone there!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

SLIS Holiday Party Tomorrow!!

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that the SLIS Holiday Party is tomorrow, Friday, December 3, from 6-9. All current or former SLIS faculty, staff and students are invited. We hope you can make it out!!


November Meeting Minutes

LISSO November meeting minutes
11.30.2010, 5:10pm
SLIS Conference Room

- Halloween gathering
- Gallery Hop
Everyone was very busy with end of the semester activities so not many
people were able to go

Upcoming Events
- Holiday party, Friday December 3rd (6-9 pm)
Going to contact Dr. O’Connor to see if Lisso needs to help with
So far, a lot of people have said they are attending – hopefully
faculty come too
- Tea Time, Tuesday December 7th (3:30-5:30pm)
Niles Gallery is reserved beginning at 3pm, people can attend right
after Dr. Case’s class that ends at 3:15 to help set up
Cheyenne’s birthday is the 7th. Happy Birthday!
People can bring whatever kind of tea bags they would like
Teakettles will be provided
Bringing a snack is encouraged

Possible events for next semester
- Try to plan big events early in the semester
- Lisa and Sara will work on thinking of more event ideas over break:
Collaboration with ALA – resume builder, professional meetings, etc.
Ice Skating – Chelsey will check on when the center is open
International Film Festival at the Lexington Public Library
Distillery visit, winery visit, brewery visit
More trivia nights
- T-shirts preparation will start up again next semester

Meeting date for next semester
- Going to try to plan the meeting directly after the week of the faculty
meeting, could be earlier in the month
- Going to keep it Tuesday’s at 5pm, most likely will plan all meetings
for the year or the semester so we can reserve the conference room

Contacting new students: Will Buntin will forward LISSO information onto the new student list.
- Possible officers meeting before the start of next semester to recruit
new students
- Sara will work on a new student packet and e-mail the officers
Things to include in the packet:
Link to welcome page from UK homepage
Tentative dates for events
Names and contact of officers
Photos and general information

Friday, November 19, 2010

Going to the Hop!

Hey everyone,

LISSO will be going to the Hop tonight (the Gallery Hop that is)! We'll be meeting at the Starbucks on Broadway (across from Triangle Park) at 5. A
Guide to the Hop can be found here: http://www.galleryhop2010.com/hopguide.html

Hope to see you tonight!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Save the Date!

LISSO has two very exciting events coming up in December, which you may have noticed on the Google Calendar below.

The first is a holiday party, hosted by SLIS professor, Dr. O'Connor...

LISSO and Dr. O'Connor will be hosting a holiday party December 3! The evite link is listed below. All SLIS students, faculty, staff and family are welcome. Please join us for a last get-together before finals and the break!



The second event is SLIS student Emily's Pike's Third Annual Tea Party, which LISSO will be sponsoring. It will be held Tuesday, December 7th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the Niles Gallery in the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library. More details, including an official invitation, will follow.

Gallery Hop Tomorrow!

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder that LISSO's next event, out to the Gallery Hop, is Friday. We hope you can make it out.

We also want to extend a warm welcome to LISSO's newest board members - Stephanie Niemeyer, secretary and Cheyenne Hohmann, incoming communications officer!!

We hope to see you Friday at the Hop, because the event is bound to be a great one!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Upcoming Events

Hi all,

LISSO's upcoming events for November are as follows:

November 12th: Possible LISSO Pub Crawl to commemorate the completion of Comps.
November 19th: Gallery Hop from 5:00 - 8:00. Meeting place will be determined and sent around via email.
November 30th: LISSO Meeting at 5:00 in the SLIS Conference Room

We have two open positions: Secretary position is open currently and Communications Officer position will be open for the Spring semester. Interested persons should send an email to lissouk@gmail.com. Positions will be filled by the next meeting.

Good luck to everyone taking comps is week!! Facebook events will be created and links posted as more information becomes available.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Event Tomorrow!

LISSO will be hosting its annual Halloween event tomorrow, Saturday, October 30.

We will reserve a table at Pazzo's or Hugh Jass at 6pm and then head down to the Thriller Parade. The Parade is scheduled for 7:00 - 9:30; beginning at KY Theater and ending at Pavilion.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Comps Orientation Tomorrow!!

Hi all,

Comps Orientation
is tomorrow, Friday October 29, at 5pm in the SLIS conference room for all of those who will be taking comps in two weeks (and for those who want to get a head start)!

Baked goods will be provided!


October Meeting Minutes

10/26/2010, 5:05 PM
SLIS Conference Room

•Faculty Meeting Recap:
oTalk about restructuring core classes
oConsidering recruiting Ph.D. students as TAs for undergraduate classes

•Previous LISSO Events:
oTransylvania Special Collections can only do tours during the week

•Upcoming LISSO Events:
oHalloween Party
•Thriller Parade is scheduled for 7:00 - 9:30 beginning at KY Theater and ends at Pavilion
•We are going to reserve a table at a restaurant for around 6:00, probably Pazzo's or Hugh Jass.
oComps Orientation
•Will be held Friday, Oct. 29th at 5:00 in the SLIS Conference…baked goods will be provided!

oGallery Hop
•Nov. 19th from 5:00 - 8:00. Meeting place will be determined and sent around via email.

oLISSO Pub Crawl!
•Possibly will be held on the evening of Nov. 12th to commemorate the completion of Comps.

•Survey Results:
oWe discussed the results from the survey about suggested LISSO events/times. The survey results will be sent around via email.

•New Officers:
oSara Wood will be serving as Vice President.
oSecretary position is now open; Communications Officer position will be open for the Spring semester.
oInterested persons should send an email to lissouk@gmail.com by Friday, Oct. 29th. Positions will be filled by the next meeting.

oIdeas were submitted. We narrowed down entries and will make them available online and take a vote. After a final shirt is decided on, we'll take orders. They'll cost around $5 - $8.
oCheyenne and her graphics skills will put together the final t-shirt for the printers.

•Next LISSO Meeting:
oNov. 30th at 5:00 in the SLIS Conference Room

•Tea Party Idea:
oEmily Pike has in the past put on tea parties for all SLIS students around finals time for faculty and students to gather in preparation for finals/celebrate ending the semester. She would like to put together another Tea Party for students in December, possibly in the Niles Gallery on the first floor of the SLIS building. LISSO can help spread the word to students.

•Cheyenne's Birthday is on Dec. 7th. Stephanie's Birthday is on Dec. 12th. Happy Birthday.

10/26/2010, 5:53 PM

Monday, October 25, 2010

LISSO October Meeting

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that LISSO's next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26th at 5pm. We will be having the meeting in the conference room on the 3rd floor of Little, because the student lounge is no longer available.

And, for all students taking the final examination in November (and for those wanting to get a head start), LISSO will be having a review session this Friday, October 29th at 5pm. The review session will also be held in the conference room.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday at Five: Charlie Brown's Tomorrow!!

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder that Friday at Five: Charlie Brown's is tomorrow at 5pm! We hope you can come out.

Our next meeting is this coming Tuesday at 5p in the SLIS conference room. This is a change in location. Tuesday is also the deadline for submissions for the LISSO t-shirt, so if you haven't already submitted a design idea and would like to, you still have a few days!! Submissions can be sent to the LISSO g-mail account which is lissouk [at] gmail.com.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trivia at Winchell's

Hey everyone,

Just a brief reminder that this Thursday, October 14th, LISSO will be hosting a Trivia Night at Winchell's! Take a break from your coursework for a fun night of trivia with your colleagues and help us reign supreme (again!). All SLIS students, staff, and faculty welcome!

Winchell's is located at 348 Southland Drive and offers a full menu along with adult and non-adult beverages. Trivia starts at 8; but we suggest arriving early if you want to eat before the games begin!

*For this event, LISSO asks that you would please RSVP if you plan on coming out so that we can try to reserve room for everyone!*

See you there!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

September Meeting Highlights

Hi everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out to our last meeting. The minutes were posted in a previous post. I'd like to make a quick update with a list of upcoming LISSO events and some highlights:

October 14: Trivia Night at Winchell's at 8pm
October 22: Friday at Five at Charlie Brown's
October 26: October LISSO Meeting
October 29: Comps Orientation at 5pm
October 30: LISSO Halloween Event, details TBA

In the works for this month...

Transylvania Special Collections Tour (October 6th, 9th, or 23rd)

Be on the lookout for a survey from LISSO which will be sent out on the SLIS Listserv.

We are also still accepting submissions for a LISSO t-shirt. You can sent these to lissouk@gmail.com ; the deadline for all submissions is October 26!

Until next time,


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September Meeting Minutes

9/28/2010, 4:59 PM
SLIS Lounge

•Faculty Meeting Recap:
oChelsea attended the last meeting at beginning of September and they discussed:
•Possibility of LIS undergrad minor and potential major
•New faculty position pending approval (archival management, digital preservation focus)
•New SLIS website under construction
•Building construction continuing and student lounge is in danger of extinction

•LISSO Events Recap:
oGood turnout at picnic, lots of people showed up. Book Drive was also a success.
oTrivia night was a great turnout, LISSO team won trivia/gift card. Next trivia night we will buy pitchers/appetizers round for people with gift card.
oThursday Night Live not a great group event, hard to navigate through crowd.

•Future LISSO Events:
oWe discussed the following events:
•Halloween Party
•Need location, possibly rent a community space. If anyone has ideas for a location, please contact LISSO!
•The party will be held October 30th. The downtown Thriller parade starts 7:00 PM.

•Downtown Events during WEG
•Keeneland Fall Meet
•There is interest for a Saturday at the track in conjunction with a library tour.
•Possible Transylvania Special Collections Tour or Nohls (sp?) Tour at EKU
•Chelsea will contact Susan Brown at Transy to schedule a possible tour for a Saturday (probably October 6th, 9th, or 23rd)

oThe following events were put on the Calendar:
•Trivia Night set for October 14th at Winchell's (on Southland Drive). Trivia starts at 8:00 but come early for a seat and if you'd like to get a bite to eat!
•Friday at Five at Charlie Brown's (located at 816 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY) on either October 8th or the 22nd (will be scheduled for the opposite week the Transy tour will be scheduled).
•Comps Orientation scheduled for October 29th @ 5:00 in SLIS conference room. Dr. Carrigan will be heading the orientation.

oChelsea will be sending out a survey with the minutes email to get feedback on event suggestions.

•Vice President Opening:
oInterested persons should send a little blurb to lissouk@gmail.com which will be compiled and sent to the listserv for a voting procedure.

oStill interested but no ideas sent yet. Please send t-shirt ideas to lissouk@gmail.com by the next meeting. We will then post ideas on flickr for a vote. Depending on graphics, t-shirts will probably be around $5.

•Next Meeting:
oOctober 26th @ 5:00pm (we will probably meet in the conference room on the 3rd floor; location will be finalized and sent out in email closer to time).
•Lisa will be taking comps and graduating! Way to go Lisa! However, the communications officer position will becoming open for the spring. It will be discussed more in depth throughout the semester, but interested persons can consider the idea for next semester (build your resume!!).

•Distillery Trip!
oWoodford is closer, but costs $5. Perhaps schedule this event after comps?
•Lexington Public Library Friends Book Sale coming up. Become a Friend and attend the sale! LISSO will research for the date and post on Facebook.

9/28/2010, 5:38 PM

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September Meeting Reminder

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our September Meeting is this coming Tuesday at 5pm. We will be planning upcoming events including our Halloween party, so we hope you can make it out!

See you Tuesday!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that LISSO Night out at Thursday Night Live is tomorrow! We will be meeting up at 5:30.

This is the last event we have planned for September, so be sure to come out to our September meeting this coming Tuesday at 5pm in the SLIS Student Lounge. And if you have time, swing by the Niles Gallery before the meeting to sample some cake for the "Good Enough to Eat: Come Devour a Good Book" event which is the same day! Full details can be found in the calendar at the very bottom of the blog.

Hope to see you tomorrow!!


Facebook Event Page for Thursday Night Live: http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1443662213096&sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=148481651851126&index=1

Facebook Event Page for September Meeting: http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1443662213096&sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=107263045999686&index=1

Friday, September 17, 2010

Picnic and Book Drive tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that that LISSO's fall picnic and book drive is tomorrow at Woodland Park! The weather looks like it's going to be great, so we hope to see you all!

Check out the calendar below for upcoming events.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LISSO Fall Picnic (and Book Drive!)

Hey everyone,

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who came out to last week's Trivia Night at Winchell's and helped us claim victory!! Yes, the LISSO team, "Those Darn Librarians," won first prize!! Good times were had by all.

Our next event is a Fall Picnic and Book Drive. It will be held this coming Saturday, September 18 at Woodland Park beginning around noon..

Got extra books stacking up? Need a break from school? Do you like food and games? Wanna help a good cause?

Come to Woodland Park on Saturday, September 18th around 12:00 and join LISSO in their Fall Picnic and first ever Book Drive for the International Book Project, a non-profit organization founded and located in Lexington, KY!

· All SLIS students, staff, and faculty - including friends, family, and significant others are welco...me to attend!

· LISSO will be providing some food, like hamburgers, hotdogs, and vegetarian options, but feel free to bring your favorite side dish, dessert, drinks, or game!

·Pay your $5 LISSO dues by the 18th and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from the UK Bookstore; we will draw a name at the picnic!

·Woodland Park is located at 601 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502, a short walk from campus.

Please bring books to donate for the International Book Project! Don’t have any books? Help out by donating funds that are imperative in helping with the shipping costs; even just $1 per book helps out! The most needed books are classic and contemporary literature, fact books (history, business, biographies, etc.), children’s literature and picture/story books, dictionaries, primary, secondary, and higher textbooks copyrighted after the year 2000, and books in Spanish and French. Please make sure books are in good condition (no broken bindings, excessive writing, missing or torn pages or covers).

Hope to see you next Saturday! Bring your appetite!

Link to Facebook Event Page for Picnic: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=116772788376591&ref=mf

**Don't forget to check the Google Calendar at the bottom of the blog for more events!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trivia Tomorrow Night!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that LISSO will be heading out to Trivia at Winchell's tomorrow! The trivia starts at 8p and lasts until around 10p. We hope to see you there, and as has been previously mentioned, please RSVP if you plan on coming out so we can reserve enough room for everyone!!

Winchell's Trivia Night Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115151968540328&ref=mf


In other news, you may have heard or read about our next event if you've been checking your UK e-mail. We will behaving a Fall Picnic / Book Drive for the International Book Project, a non-profit organization founded and located in Lexington, KY! It starts around noon on Saturday, September 18 at Woodland Park (picnic area near basketball courts). Check for another post in a few days with more details, or take a gander at our Facebook event page for more information!

Fall Picnic & Book Drive Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116772788376591&ref=mf

LISSO Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=40539521744

Have a great hump day, and we'll see you tomorrow at Winchell's!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Trivia Night

LISSO will be attending Trivia Night at Winchell's (348 Southland Drive) this Thursday, September 9. Trivia starts at 8p and usually goes until around 10. Trivia is always a lot of fun and we usually do pretty well. Winchell's as a restaurant and bar has a full menu and plenty of drinks (alcoholic and non).

*For this event; however, LISSO asks that you would please RSVP if you plan on coming out so can try to reserve room for everyone! For most of our events, we generally are able to make space for all who show up -- but since Winchell's Trivia is a very popular event and Winchell's is not a large place -- we would like make sure that we reserve enough space for everyone who comes out. You can RSVP by leaving a comment on this blog entry, on the Facebook event, by e-mailing the LISSO account (lissouk@gmail.com), or by letting any of the officers know you are planning to attend.

Link to Facebook Event (with more info): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115151968540328&index=1

Hope to see you on Thursday as we show Winchells (and Lexington) how trivia is done! All SLIS students, staff, and faculty welcome!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hey everyone,

Just a quick reminder that LISSO's first event of the semester, Friday at Five: Lynagh's, is tomorrow! It starts at 5pm and will be at Lynagh's.

Hope to see you then!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Events, etc

Looking ahead to the rest of September, here are the events we've planned for the rest of the month. Updates will be made with more details as they approach.

September 3: Friday at Five: Lynagh's Pub 5pm
September 9: LISSO Trivia Night at Winchell's ~8pm
September 18: Fall Picnic
September 23: LISSO Night Out at Thursday Night Live 5:30pm
September 28: September Meeting 5pm

November 19: Gallery Hop

*Don't forget to check the Google calendar at the bottom of the blog!

If there is something you'd like added to the calender, please e-mail lissouk@gmail.com or lisa.raney@uky.edu with the information. This includes SLIS events as well as those outside of LISSO happenings (wine tastings, concerts, museums, ball games, parks, restaurants, brewery/distillery tours, etc). Include what you're doing and your contact information and we will put it on the blog calendar for people to meet up outside of LISSO and explore Lexington!
Hi everyone,

First off, we'd like to thank everyone who came out to our first meeting of the semester yesterday. We had a fantastic turnout and anticipate an exciting year! Minutes from the meeting can be found in the blog post prior to this one. We've planned out events for the month of September and have ideas in the work for the rest of the year. As always, we are open to feedback - which can be communicated through this blog, to the LISSO general e-mail (lissouk@gmail.com) or to any of the LISSO officers (Chelsey, Sara, Leslie, or Lisa).

Friday at Five: Lynagh's

Our next event will be a Friday at Five held this coming Friday, September 3rd at Lynagh's Pub. What better way to cap off the first week of class than with a drink and/or bite to eat with fellow SLISers?!

Lynagh's Irish Pub & Grill is located in University Plaza on Woodland Ave near Euclid Ave. All SLIS students, staff, and faculty are welcome to come!

Time: 5:00PM to ??
Location: Lynagh's Irish Pub & Grill
384 Woodland Ave
Lexington, KY

We hope to see you Friday at Five!


Event Page for Friday at Five: Lynagh's Pub: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138033926239157&index=1#!/event.php?eid=138033926239157&ref=mf

LISSO Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138033926239157&index=1#!/group.php?gid=40539521744&ref=ts

August Meeting Minutes

8/31/2010, 5:00 PM
SLIS Student Lounge

•Great turnout! Over 20 members in attendance!

•Introduction of officers:
oChelsea - President, Sara - Secretary, Leslie - Treasurer, Lisa - Communications Officer
oDavid has stepped down as Vice President; position is open for anyone interested.

oWe discussed events of interest and the following were planned:
oFriday at Five, first will be this week, Sept. 3rd, at Lynaugh's located on the corner of Woodland and Euclid next to Cosmic Charlie's.
oPicnic set for Sept. 18th around noon at Woodland Park
•The picnic will be held in conjunction with a book drive for International Book Project. Please bring a book to donate!
oTrivia Night at Winchell's, first one will be Sept. 9th @ 8:00
oThursday Night Live, first one will be Sept. 23rd @ 4:30 - 7:30. We will meet around 5:30 to carpool; Brother Barrett and the Barrows will be playing.
oGallery Hop, November 19th
oThe details of all events (times to meet, what to bring, etc.) will be emailed, added to Facebook, and added to the blog closer to time.

oThere is interest in sending a survey to all students; questions will be decided on and sent out via SurveyMonkey.

oThere is interest in having SLIS t-shirts. Amber suggested through UK as a student group we can get discount T-Shirts and a logo designed by a graphic design student. Please send t-shirt ideas to lissouk@gmail.com.

•Newsletter/New Student Guide:
oThere is interest in LISSO putting together a packet for new students containing things to do in Lexington, tips, "insider information," etc. This will be a project set for completion for the incoming spring students.

•Next Meeting:
oTuesdays @ 5:00 works well for most people. Next meeting will be Sept. 28th @ 5:00.

•Vice President Opening:
oChelsea read the role of the Vice President and any interested parties can email lissouk@gmail.com.

oAll SLIS students are encouraged to pay their $5.00 dues. It's good for an entire year and anyone that pays their dues before the fall picnic will be entered into a drawing for a UK Bookstore Gift Card. The drawing will be held at the picnic.

oA request was made that the Facebook LISSO link is hard to find, please email.
oThere is interest in encouraging students to meet up for other events outside of LISSO planned happenings. Please email lissouk@gmail.com what you're doing and your contact info and we will put it on the blog calendar for people to meet up outside of LISSO and explore Lexington!
oDr. Carrigan suggested visiting a distillery and other events during October, such as Keeneland because some of us won't be here next fall in this beautiful area of the country! There was a good response to visiting a distillery and possibly Keeneland in the Spring after the WEG and in conjunction with a tour of the library.

•Everyone introduced themselves to the group and meeting adjourned!

8/31/2010, 5:40 PM

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meeting Reminder

Hey everyone,

Don't forget about our first meeting of the year this Tuesday, August 31 at 5p in the SLIS Student Lounge!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

LISSO August Meeting

LISSO will be holding its first meeting of the 2010/2011 school year on Tuesday, August 31 from 5-6 in the SLIS Student Lounge. Help us plan upcoming events, discuss SLIS matters with other people in the program, or just hang out!

A link to the Facebook Event for the August Meeting can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2bd4t56

See you then!

Back to School!


As the summer winds down, so begins another school year. We hope you've had an enjoyable summer. As noted, LISSO has undergone some leadership changes. We are thankful to have had such wonderful officers last year, and look forward to having another great year. We have began planning some events, but also look forward to hearing what you would like to do this year.

The SLIS's New Student Orientation is tomorrow - Friday, August 20 from 11-3. LISSO will be hosting a more informal "orientation" afterward at the Tin Roof (303 S Limestone), which is just a few blocks from campus. All current and previous students as long as faculty are encouraged to attend - meet some of the new SLIS students and help provide information they won't get at the formal orientation! We hope to see many of you there!

Tin Roof Happy Hour: 2-7
Tin Roof Website:


Monday, April 26, 2010

Tour of KUSI Book Caves

A tour of the KUSI "Book Caves" (http://www.kentuckyunderground.com) is scheduled for 3:30 on Wednesday, April 28th. There are tentative plans to carpool there so leave a comment here or contact LISSO treasurer, Chris Worland as soon as possible if you need/want to ride with other people.

If you plan on driving there by yourself, you should allow for 35-45 minutes driving time. The actual tour will be 45-60 minutes long.

Here is the address:
3830 High Bridge Road
Wilmore, KY 40390-8014

Friday, April 23, 2010

Late April Update

Hi everyone,

We wanted to thank everyone who came out to our last Friday at Five at Charlie Brown's last week and to everyone who was able to make our final LISSO meeting of the semester.

Minutes from the meeting have been posted in the previous post. Check 'em out. Our new officers for the '10-'11 school year were announced and are as follows:

President - Chelsey Spencer
Vice President - David Broussard
Secretary - Sara Wood
Communications Officer - Lisa Raney
Treasurer - Leslie Kuhnen

And now for some updates ... theSLIS Student Banquet is tonight at 6pm! We hope to see you there dressed up in your finest.

Also, the LISSO End of Year Banquet is tomorrow, April 24th at Kirklevington Park from 2-4. We hope you can make it out, rain or shine. Alternate rain plans are in the mix, and we still intend to meet at the Park at 2 and go from there. Hope you can make it out.

In the works is a tentative last event of the semester, to tour the KUSI Storage Facility ("Book Caves") in Wilmore, KY on Wednesday, April 28. More information will be disseminated via this blog and UK e-mail with details as the trip is finalized.

In closing, LISSO wants to wish you the best of luck as you finish up your final projects and take your exams! The weather is beautiful, so enjoy it!

Until next time,

April Meeting Minutes

April LISSO Meeting
21 April 2010
SLIS Lounge

Upcoming Events
-Picnic will be held Saturday, April 24th at Kirklevington Park. LISSO will provide burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, sodas, and condiments. Please bring side items, desserts, or games. We will meet at the park at 2:00, and if it rains, we will take the party elsewhere! Possibly to Anne's house or a restaurant.
-Trip to the Caves will be on Wednesday, April 28th. The tour is tentatively scheduled for 3:30 p.m. To carpool, meet at 2:45 p.m. with location and drivers TBD. People can also choose to meet the group at the Caves.
-We discussed opinions on events held this semester. Positives were varying schedule of events to accommodate more people and a nice mix of local, Lexington places were visited. Would like more variety in events; Chris suggested Art Gallery tours; David brought suggestion from fellow student for want of a night on the town. Discussed events during the summer, such as Fourth of July festival, that Lexington holds if LISSO is interested. Other events mentioned were Thriller Festival in the fall, Legends games.
-Chris suggested LISSO put on an orientation in the fall to show building, campus, and get the word out about LISSO. To do so, we will need email list for new students in the summer and fall. Chris will also "be around" Lexington as a contact for new LISSO officers if they have questions.

Future LISSO Leadership

Chelsey Spencer - President
David Broussard - Vice President
Secretary - Sara Wood
Communications Officer - Lisa Raney
Treasurer - Leslie Kuhnen
Future leaders will schedule a meeting for themselves before the end of the semester to discuss plans for the fall. Liz will get together information to pass on to future officers.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hi everyone,

First of all, we hope you're enjoying the spring weather as this semester comes to a close. It's been simply gorgeous outside.

Now, for some reminders. Tonight, LISSO will be hosting its final Friday at Five of the semester is today, April 16th at Charlie Brown's which is located at 816 E. Euclid between Ashland and E. High St.

Charlie Brown's is a cozy little bar/restaurant with a very unique vibe. It's been described as akin to a "library in someone's basement." And the free jukebox plays nothing but hits from the 50s and 60s. So come out and have a drink, sandwich, or just to socialize. All SLIS students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

We also will be having our last meeting of the semester this coming Wednesday, April 21 at 5pm in the SLIS Student Lounge. We will be discussing year end events, past events, the transferring of LISSO leadership for the 2010-11 school year, and various odds and ends.

We hope you can make it out!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hap"pie" Hour Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that our second Hap"pie" Hour is tomorrow at Ramsey's High St. location beginning at 6pm, March 31. Stop by and have some pie, 2 for 1 drinks (until 7), dinner, and great conversation with your SLIS colleagues!!

All SLIS faculty, staff, and students are invited.

Don't forget that you can always check out the LISSO Events calendar located at the bottom of this page. You can import individual events, or even all of them, into your own Google calendar.

Hope to see you tomorrow at Wednesday Hap"pie" Hour!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Comps Lunch and other Events

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that the Comps Lunch is tomorrow, March 26 at 1:30 at the Mellow Mushroom. Everyone is welcome to join the students who have completed their comprehensive exam for a celebratory lunch. We hope to see you then!

Other quick reminders:

- LISSO Leadership Award - Be sure to nominate a graduating student that has shown leadership in and outside of class, or has had a positive effective on your educational experience. The deadline for nominations has been extended to this Friday, March 26th. You can send nominations to uklisso@gmail.com.

- New LISSO Leadership - For the organization to continue planning social and professional development events, it needs ethusiastic and active officers. If you are interested in holding a leadership postion for the 2010-2011 school year please send a short statment of interest to uklisso@gmail.com by Friday, March 26th.

Looking ahead:
Hap'pie' Hour @ Ramsey's - Wednesday, March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm at Ramsey's Diner.

Trivia Night @ Winchell's - Thursday, April 8th, 9:00pm at Winchell's Restaruant & Sports.

Friday @ Five - Friday, April 16th, 5:00pm at Charilie Browns located at 816 Euclid Avenue.

Spring Picnic - Saturday, April 24, 2:00 - 4:00pm at Kirklevington Park. We will hold the drawing for the $20 gift certificate for those have paid their dues this semester at this event. Dues are $5 for the year so be sure pay them to be included in the drawing!!! More details to come!

Best of luck to everyone taking comps and don't forget that the comps orientation is available on the SLIS blackboard site! I hope you have a great weekend! I'll be back next week with more updates.


March Meeting Minutes

LISSO Minutes

Meeting of March 10, 2010, 5:00 PM
SLIS Lounge

Upcoming Events
-Resume workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 11th, with guest speakers coming from 11:30 - 1:00. They will talk about resumes, cover letters, references, and interviews.
-2nd Hap“pie” Hour Event at Ramsey’s on Wednesday, March 31st, at 6pm.
-Trivia Night at Winchell’s on Thursday, April 8th at 9pm.
-Last Friday at 5 of the semester on Friday, April 16th at Charlie Browns, located on 816 Euclid Avenue.
-The UK SLIS Banquet is on Friday, April 23rd. This is not a LISSO event, but students are strongly encouraged to attend.
-Woodland Park Spring Picnic is planned for Saturday, April 24th. We will be going early to get shelter space.
-Liz and Chris are looking into a tour of the “book cave,” or Kentucky Underground Storage Inc. It is a remote storage site for UK, but holds a huge amount of other material in their subterranean space.
-Tentative date for April 30th, or the week of. Chris is checking possible weekend availability for the tour.
-Decided against doing a Keeneland Library Event this semester; It may be a good activity for the fall.

Comps Lunch
-The post-Comps lunch will take place at Mellow Mushroom at 1:30pm on Friday, March 26th.
-All students are encouraged to come, not just those taking Comps.
-Liz pointed out that it is a good way to get first-hand knowledge of what the test is like.

Dues are $5
-Dues can be paid to any LISSO officers.
-We will have drawing for a UK Bookstore Gift Card at the Spring Picnic for all members that pay their dues this semester.

Future LISSO Leadership
-Liz will send out an email soon to call for nominations for officers. Many responsibilities are shared, but here are short descriptions of the main tasks for each role. Available positions:
-President – Creates agendas for and runs monthly meetings, contacts people to arrange events, sends out event announcement and reminder emails, and attends monthly faculty meetings.
-Vice President – Helps plan events, sends reminder emails, and does whatever tasks the LISSO President asks.
-Treasurer – Keeps track of amount in LISSO account and helps plan events.
-Nominations will go on for two weeks, ending on March 24th.
-Students will be asked to submit their name and a short statement declaring why they would like to be a LISSO officer.
-Voting (most likely by survey) will begin on March 24th and continue for a week. New officers will be announced after that point.

LISSO Leadership Award
-The LISSO Leadership Award is determined by the SLIS student body, and given to a student who demonstrates leadership in the classroom and contributes to the education of others.
-Eligible students include those who graduated August or December 2009 and those who will be graduating in May 2010.
-Liz will send out a call for nominations with eligible student names included soon. Nominations will run for two weeks, and voting will begin on March 24th and continue for a week.
-Students will be encouraged to submit a name of a student they would like to nominate, along with a short statement of why the person is a good candidate for the award.
-The award will be presented at the SLIS Banquet on April 23rd.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Meeting and Resume Workshop

Hi Everyone!

LISSO has a couple of events this week that we would like to remind you of.

LISSO Monthly Business Meeting - Wednesday, March 10th @ 5:00pm in the SLIS lounge

Among the topics that will be discussed at the LISSO Business Meeting included upcoming events, the LISSO leadership award, and new leadership for the 2010-2011 school year. If you have any interested in becoming an officer for LISSO please attend the meeting, as we will be discussing the open positions and their responsibilties. If you cannot attend the meeting please feel free to contact us and we will send you more information.

Resume Workshop!!! - Thursday, March 11th from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the SLIS lounge

The resume workshop is an opportunity to learn more about resumes, cover letters, references and interviews specific to the librarian profession. The workshop will be run by two UK Alumni: Mark L. Shores, the Assistant Director of the Miami of Ohio, Hampton Rentschler Library and April Ritchie the Adult Services librarian at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton Public Library. The session will begin with some basic information on resumes, cover letters, references, inteviews and any questions you might have about these subjects. Once this part of the session is finished, our presenters will sit individually with you to go over your resumes and cover letters.

We encourage you to join us for the resume workshop, to better prepare yourself to retain employment as a librarian upon graduation.


Friday, March 5, 2010

March Activities and Reminders

Hi everyone,

We wanted to thank everyone who came out to LISSO's first ever Hap"pie" Hour this week. Good times and delicious pie were had by all! This is an event we're definitely keeping in mind as one to repeat later on in the semester.

As for upcoming events...

Spring Comps Orientation will be held at 5 o'clock today for those who are taking comps in a few weeks. Professor Carrigan will be going over tips and advice, as well as providing students with his extensive management knowledge. It will once again be taped, courtesy of Will Buntin, and posted to Blackboard for those who are unable to attend.

LISSO's March meeting will be held this Wednesday, the 10th in the SLIS Student Lounge from 5 to 6. We have some ideas in mind, but would love if you came out and helped us plan for the remainder of the semester and chat with fellow SLIS students!!

The following day Thursday, March 11 is LISSO's Resume Workshop from 11:30 to 1:00pm. This will also be held in the SLIS Student Lounge. We will be having librarians providing information about resumes and cover letters. They will also provide feedback on students' resumes and/or cover letters.

In other news,

We are also seeking nominees for the LISSO Leadership Award. Each year the students vote on the recipient for the LISSO leadership. We will have a school wide vote at the end of March. Students who graduated in December and will graduate in May are eligible for the award. We will send a list of the students out shortly with a call for nominations.

LISSO would like to remind you that we have an ongoing Dues drive. Dues are $5 and paid once a year. They can be given to any of the LISSO officers (Liz Siler, Anne Bradley, Chris Worland, Sara Wood, or Lisa Raney). We will be having a drawing at the end-of-the-semester picnic for all who have paid their dues this semester, and the winner will win a gift certificate to the UK Bookstore.

In closing..

As always, we are always open to any comments, complaints, criticism, suggestions, etc. You can leave a comment here, send us an e-mail to lissouk@gmail.com, or contact any of the LISSO officers.

Thank you!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Late February Updates

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that LISSO's Trivia Night at Winchell's is tomorrow, February 25.! The starting time has been bumped up to 7pm due to the UK game and it generally lasts for 2 hours.

Also, Dr. Huber's next Lunch'n'Learn will be held on Tuesday, March 2 from noon until 1pm. Dr. Ron Critchfield, Director of the Jessamine County Public Library will be presenting. His presentation is entitled "Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children? Managing Conflict in Jessamine."

Please note that the Lunch'n'Learn will be held in the School's large conference room, Room 311, rather than the student lounge. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

LISSO's Hap"pie" Hour will be the next day, March 3 at 6pm at Ramsey's.

Hope to see you at one if not all of these events!


Monday, February 22, 2010

What's New in February?!

Hi everyone. As you can tell by the minutes in the previous post, we had a productive February meeting on the 17th. Thank you to everyone who came out!

A somewhat abridged version is as follows:

Upcoming Events:

- Trivia Night - Thursday, February 25th, at 8:00pm at Winchell's (348 Southland Ave).
- Hap"pie" Hour - Wednesday, March 3rd, at 6:00pm at Ramsey's (496 E. High St). Come for the drinks (2 for 1 drink specials until 7), stay for the pie! Missy's Pie, that is. A full menu of pie selections is found here: http://missyspieshop.com/missys.pdf although as a casual dining restaurant Ramsey's does offer a full menu also.
- Comps Orientation - Friday, March 5th at 5:00pm in the SLIS Lounge.
- Resume Workshop - Thursday, March 11th at 11:30 - 1:00pm in the SLIS lounge.

Future Events (keep an eye out for these!):

- Comps Lunch - Friday, March 26th at 1:30pm at Mellow Mushroom
- End of the semester Picnic - Saturday, April 24th at Woodland Park; times TBD

If you have any ideas for future event please let us know.

Other Business

- We would like to remind everyone that dues are $5 for the year so if you haven't paid your dues please do so. We will be having a drawing for a gift card to the UK Bookstore for those who pay their dues at the April picnic. You can pay your dues to any of the LISSO offers.

- Each year the students vote on the recipient for the LISSO leadership. Right now we are collecting nominations for the award and will have a school wide vote at the end of March. Students who graduated in December and will graduate in May are eligible for the award. We will send a list of the students out shortly with a call for nominations.

- To prepare for the next semester, LISSO would like all SLIS students who will be in the program for the 2010-2011 school year to consider an officer position in LISSO. Being an officer in LISSO is a great way to gain leadership experience and can be an attractive line on a resume. The positions that will be available are as follows:

Vice President
Communications Officer

If you are interested in any of these positions please join us for our next LISSO meeting for more information. If you have any questions, comments, complaints, compliments, etcetera, please feel free to contact LISSO!

Our next LISSO meeting is Wednesday, March 10th at 5:00pm in the SLIS Student Lounge. As always, more information about LISSO events will be forthcoming and events have been added to the Google Calendar which can be found at the bottom of the blog.

Thank you!


February Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes from 2/17/2010
SLIS Lounge

Upcoming Events
-Will continue Trivia at Winchell's, Thursday the 26th at 8:00 PM.
-Discussed changing events throughout weeknights so that more people can join. Decided on Wednesday, March 3rd at Ramsey's at 6:00 PM, 2 for 1 Drinks!
-Comps orientation scheduled for March 5th, 5:00 PM in the SLIS lounge.
-Resume workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 11th, 2 guest speakers are confirmed coming from 11:30 - 1:00.
-Little interest in Keeneland library; Liz will look into more.
-Woodland Park for Picnic in the Spring, Saturday, April 24th. Encourage bringing games.
-Discussed increasing attendance to events. Will create a flyer to attach to emails and advertise the restaurant's specials on the flyer. Also increase word-of-mouth and commitment to coming.
-The librarian at Transylvania Library Special Collections can do a tour on Monday evenings; will get a feel for how many students can participate.
-Professor Session was a hit. Liz will contact other professors that may be interested in discussing their research. Possible dates for the next session are Tuesday, March 30th or April 6th.
-Possibly visiting a winery at the end of the semester, maybe Saturday, May 1st?

-Lunch after at Mellow Mushroom

-Dues are $5
-We have $89.00 in account
-Dues can be paid to any LISSO officers.
-We will have drawing for the UK bookstore at the Picnic for all members that pay their dues.

Future LISSO Leadership
-There are no by-law provisions for president-elect. Discussed getting word out about need for future leadership and holding election soon. We would like to have new leadership in place by April.

LISSO Leadership Award
-Award given by student vote for an SLIS student that has provided excellent leadership. The banquet will be held April 23rd, so we need to have vote finished by beginning of April to get plaque made.
-Will hold a call for nominations in multiple emails (with eligible student names included) to get people on board.
-Eligible students include those that graduated August or December 2009 and those that will be graduating in May 2010.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday at Five: Change of Location

In light of Mellow Mushroom, the location of our upcoming Friday at Five, run in with a car this past Sunday, LISSO has decided to change the location of this week's Friday at Five. The restaurant is still open, but LISSO has decided it might be better to change the location while they repair the damages. We will try and schedule another event Mellow Mushroom in the future.

The new location of this weeks Friday @ Five is Tin Roof at 303 S. Limestone. We will send out another reminder later in the week.

We hope to see you there!

Also, don't forget the discussion session with Dr. Case today at 5:00 pm in the SLIS lounge.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

LISSO as of 2010

LISSO held its first meeting of the Spring 2010 semester on Wednesday, January 20. Thank you to all who came.

It had been known that LISSO President Amanda Hazenfield would be graduating at the end of the Fall 2009 semester and as a result, LISSO Secretary Liz Siler graciously stepped up at the December meeting and volunteered to serve as LISSO President through the end of the 2009/10 school year. At the January meeting, SLIS student Sara Wood volunteered to fill the role of the then-vacant Secretary position.

LISSO is still currently searching for current SLIS students interested in joining the organization as current members will soon be graduating.

Some future events for the Spring 2010 semester include resume workshop, comps orientation, a trip to the Keeneland Library and/or race, spring picnic, more Fridays at five and Trivia nights, etc. We are always open to suggestions.


LISSO kicked off the semester with two notable events: our first Friday at Five at Lynagh's on January 29th and a Trivia night at Winchell's on February 4. Though the LISSO team did not ultimately manage to take first place at trivia, they reigned supreme through the majority of the game.

The next official LISSO event is another Friday at Five at the Mellow Mushroom on February 12. Our next LISSO meeting is February 17. Upcoming meetings are planned for these Wednesdays at 5p in the SLIS Student Lounge: March 10, and April 21.

Other LISSO and SLIS events are added to the calendar at the bottom of this blog. Please comment or drop us a line at our LISSO e-mail which is lissouk@gmail.com or contact any of the officers individually if you would like to see any more added or if you have any comments, suggestions, etc. We also have a Facebook account which is another great way of contacting and keeping up with all of the fun stuff we do.

Until next time,

January Meeting Minutes

January Meeting Minutes
Student Lounge

Position Assignments
-Liz Siler is now active LISSO President.
-Sara Wood is now active LISSO Secretary.
-Discussed appointing a President elect to take over when Liz graduates this semester. Would like someone that will be able to hold position for full academic year. Will send announcement on Listserv, possibly hold an election if multiple interest. Liz will research LISSO bylaws for more info.

Upcoming Events
-Fridays at Five (every other Friday) starting January 29th at Lynagh's. Next one will be February 12th at Mellow Mushroom.
-Trivia night on Thursdays starting February 4th at Winchell’s. Trivia starts at 8:00.
-Resume workshop tentatively scheduled for the week before spring break. Will research more to schedule guests.
-Possibly having a Special Collections tour at Transy. Chris will check into.
-Picnic scheduled for Saturday, April 24th.
-McConnell Conference registration is now open. See Anne for more information.

Comps and Lunch

-Test is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th.
-Comps orientation will be same as last semester, March 5th @ 5:00 p.m. in the student lounge.
-Comps lunch schedule TBD. Anyone is welcome to attend.

-Reminder: dues are $5 per year (not semester).
-Dues can be paid to any LISSO officer.
-There will be a drawing for gift certificates for those students who pay their dues by the March LISSO meeting.

Other Items Discussed
-The remaining LISSO meetings are scheduled for February 17th, March 10th, and April 21st at 5:00 in the student lounge.
-We need to add the LISSO blog/Facebook URLs to all Listserv emails.

December Meeting Minutes

LISSO Minutes
Meeting December 9, 2009

Dues Certificate Drawing
-Had drawing for $20 UK Book Gift Certificate for members who paid their dues Fall 2009 semester.

President Position
-Since Amanda will be graduate, the position of president must be filled
-The responsibilities of president include managing meetings, contacting outside presenters, serve as the student representative at the faculty meeting, and keep records of LISSO communications.
-The office of the president will be supported by the other LISSO officers.
-Asked for volunteers. LISSO secretary Liz Siler volunteered and will be the President for the Spring 2010 semester.

Tea Time
-With the help of LISSO, there will be “Tea Time” held in the SLIS lounge on Thursday, December 10th, 11:00 – 12:30. Tea and refreshments with be served.
-Discussed if LISSO need to assist in any way.

Events for Spring Semester

-Discussed events for the spring semester and the events that were successful this semester

Events discussed include:
-Fridays @ Five: Possibly new places for it to be held
-Trivia @ Winchell’s
-Keeneland Library visit
-Resume Event
-Coffee at Joseph Beth’s bookstore
-Special Collections tour at Transylvania University – Chris will look into
-Picnic – Book as soon as possible
-In-house lunch and learn with professors discussing about current research

Next LISSO Meeting
-January 20th at 5:00pm in the SLIS lounge

November Meeting Minutes

LISSO Minutes
Meeting November 11, 2009

-Comps Orientation Friday, November 13 at 4:30 pm – taped for those who could not attend.
-LISSO will provide snacks and water for students during the exam.
-After comps Lunch: Tentatively set at 1:30 at Mellow Mushroom. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.

Resume Workshop
-Wednesday, November 18th from 11:30 – 1:30 in the SLIS lounge.
-3 experts on library resumes will be attending the Resume Workshop
-The first hour will be spent asking questions and hearing tips from the speakers. The second hour is dedicated to personal help with resumes so be sure to bring your resumes, cv’s, and cover letters.
-The resume workshop will be taped for those who cannot attend.

Humane Society Volunteering
-LISSO will be volunteering at the Humane Society open house on Saturday, December 5th.
-A few LISSO member will be volunteering on November, 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 to learn how -Let us know if you are interested in attending the volunteer open house
-More details to come!!!

Tea Time
-With the help of LISSO, there will be “Tea Time” held in the SLIS lounge on Thursday, December 10th, 11:00 – 12:00
-Tea and refreshments with be served. Please join us!!!

Fridays @ Five and other events
-The next Friday at Five will not be held until after the Thanksgiving break, on December 4th
-Still considering trivia at Winchel’s on Mondays or Thursday nights at 8:00pm. Let us know if you would like to attend.
-ooking into having a special Friday’s at Five after finals week.

-Reminder: Dues for LISSO are $5 for the entire school year.
-Another drawing possible after Thanksgiving for those who have paid their dues

Online Class Study
-Discussed creating a committee to research the students thoughts on SLIS’s move to online classes
-Contact Christopher Worland (worland@email.uky.edu) if you are interesting in being a part of the committee

New LISSO President
-Amanda Hazenfield, our current LISSO president will be graduating in December and we need someone to take her place.
-If you are planning on being in the program until December 2010, we encourage you to apply for the position.
-If you are interested please contact Amanda Hazenfield (hazenfieldac@gmail.com)