Saturday, January 12, 2013

Library and Information Science Student Organization (LISSO)
University of Kentucky
Meeting Minutes: January 12, 2013
Officers present: Justin Conder, Mercedes Hopewell, Jessica Herrington, Kacey Kelm, Daniel Ness
Total present: 5
Call to open: 5:05pm EST

An agenda was distributed to those present.

Introduction & Transition:
Justin has now taken over as President, Kacey as Treasurer, and Daniel as the Communication Officer. Officers introduced themselves and made sure they were able to contact one another. Daniel still needs a copy of all LISSO logins and passwords.

The few remaining shirts will be sold at any upcoming events.

LISSO plans to send out an email asking for new T-shirt designs for this year. The tentative deadline discussed during the meeting was February 13th for submissions. We will intend sell shirts a little earlier than in the previous year, in order to allow graduating students receive their shirts before the end of the semester.

Upcoming Events:
LISSO has decided to continue holding 1 event every month. For January, we have decided to schedule another Board Game Night, which was a popular event last semester. It was decided that the event would be held Friday, January 25th, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm EST. Dr. Reynolds has kindly allowed us use of the McConnell Center for the event. A flyer will be emailed to the listserv with further details.

Further monthly events discussed were:
February: Meet n’ Greet, to be tentatively held in the Niles Gallery
April: Thursday, April 4th, Dinner at Pazzo’s from 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST, followed by attending the Late Night Film Series screening of “The Hobbit” at 10:00 pm EST.
May: annual cookout at Dr. O’Connor’s, though confirmation will be needed before any further plans are made

Faculty Meeting Representatives:
LISSO representatives for Faculty Meetings during the Spring semester are as follows:
February 8: Kacey
March 8: Justin
April 5: Jessica
May 3: Daniel

Suggestions from Dr. Bishop:
Dr. Bishop was not able to attend the meeting, but gave Daniel two topics for discussion.

First, he would like the officers to review the constitution. We will need to formalize contingency plans and election procedures for officer positions. Justin will look over the notes from previous presidencies, and the issue will be further discussed in future communications and meetings.

Second, it has been suggested that LISSO create a Blackboard shell. This would allow the organization to bring all official materials and information, such as minutes, back into the control of UK, rather than being freely available online. LISSO officers were in agreement for creating the Blackboard shell, and Daniel will initiate its creation in the coming weeks.

It was then discussed that LISSO may want to solicit student contributions for content and photos, and make use of various Blackboard features, such as the calendar and automatic enrollment for SLIS students, while also being easily accessed for all students. Also, Blackboard would provide a better student resource for social topics, such as selling textbooks. It was decided that the blog and Facebook will continue to be utilized, but for less official business.

Additional Topics Discussed:
Daniel will be checking with Susan about the January 17th Lunch n’ Learn, and plans to attend on behalf of the current LISSO officers.

Mercedes will give the current draft of the LISSO Newsletter to Daniel, who will finish editing, as well as add in advertisements for the Vice President and Secretary officer positions, which will become available in May.

Justin will be meeting with the other SLIS organization presidents to discuss LISSO’s involvement in the next Unconference. It was decided that LISSO is willing to volunteer as needed for the event.

LISSO officers are also encouraged to become more active on the group’s Facebook page. Officers should try to post more library and book related links throughout the semester.

The next meeting will be February 7th at 5:00 pm EST in the Little Library, Study Room #5.

Call to close: 5:51pm EST

Friday, January 4, 2013


Next week's LISSO meeting on January 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST will be changing locations. We will NOT be meeting in the SLIS conference room. Instead, the meeting will be held in Little Library Study Room #5. We will still be meeting at 5:00 PM, only the location has changed.

We hope see people there!