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 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 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:!/event.php?eid=148481651851126&index=1

Facebook Event Page for September Meeting:!/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 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:!/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:


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:

LISSO Facebook Page:

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 (, or by letting any of the officers know you are planning to attend.

Link to Facebook Event (with more info):

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 or 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 ( 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:!/event.php?eid=138033926239157&ref=mf

LISSO Facebook Page:!/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

•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

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 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