Monday, September 10, 2012

Library and Information Science Student Organization (LISSO)
University of Kentucky
Meeting Minutes: September 6, 2012
Officers present: Debbi Lloyd, Mercedes Hopewell, Jessica Herrington, Dr. Wade Bishop, Ida Sell
Also present: Kasey Kelm, Rachel McMahan
Total present: 7

Call to open: 5:07pm EST
An agenda was distributed to those present.

Updates on Current Projects:
The SLIS organizations calendar and website is still being updated with events from other groups. It is also being used as a website for LISSO, with a page for the online T-shirt store, and a page for upcoming LISSO events and RSVP forms.

T-shirt sales are still running. We already have over 10 orders.

The LISSO newsletter is nearly finished. It should be released soon, once a final article has been included and the newsletter has been formatted. Pictures from the Fall Picnic will be included as well.

Reminder for Faculty Meetings:
LISSO officers will be sharing the responsibility of attending faculty meetings this semester. Meetings will be held on Fridays between 9:30am-11:30am EST in the SLIS conference room. Officers should take notes that are relevant to students, then post the information to the LISSO blog and report at the next meeting.
            September 7-Justin
            October 12-Mercedes
            November 2-Ida
            December 7-Jessica

New Officers:
Rebecca Freihaut is our new Louisville representative.

With no other interested candidates, Kasey Kelm has been chosen as the upcoming Treasurer, and will be shadowing Ida this semester.

LISSO still needs to find a student to take over the President position from Debbi. The only requirement is to have either a local or face-to-face student, so that they are available on campus for meetings and events. There will be an advertisement included in the newsletter.

Reminders from Will:
All students should be signed up for the SLIS listserv. Everyone should be reminded to do so.

The application deadline for the Alternative Spring Break is coming up on Oct.1st. Students should submit their applications soon.

Upcoming Events:
The Unconference was on Friday, September 7th at 1pm EST in Young Library, Room 108C. Adobe Connect was available to distance users. Great Bagel were generous to provide a donation of bagels and cream cheese for the event. Pictures will be taken to illustrate the success of the Unconference, to include in the newsletter and to post on the LISSO Facebook page.

The Louisville Coffee Hour will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Quills Coffee on Baxter Ave. A reminder should be sent out to inform Louisville area students.

The Bowling and Karaoke Night will be Friday, September 28th at 7pm EST at Southland Bowling Lanes. The RSVP form is available on the website, and there should be additional reminders sent out as we get closer to the event night.

Additional topics that were discussed:
Rachel McMahon, the Student Government senator for the College of Communication, attended the meeting. She wanted to connect with the group, and discuss obtaining funding from Student Government in the future with officers.

We hope to provide Adobe Connect for distance members for future LISSO meetings. Some other organizations have already begun to do so.

Justin should be sending out a weekly reminder email for events. Members should also be encouraged to wear their LISSO T-shirts to future events and during the upcoming Banned Book Week.

Mercedes will email to learn which days the CATS Den will be available in November, so that we can begin plans for our Board Game night.

Our next meeting will be October 4th at 5pm EST in the SLIS conference room. We will be planning to attend the Zombie Parade, including costumes, and meeting for drinks or dinner beforehand.

Call to close: 5:27pm EST