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: 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 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 ( 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 (