Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Book Exchange and Holiday party!

Hi all,

I'm excited to announce that this year LISSO will be hosting a book exchange

We encourage all students and (faculty are invited too) to sign up via Elfster.  This book swap is optional, we have listed a spending cap of a maximum 15 dollars. However, this does not mean that you are required to spend 15 dollars--  used books are the best books, or feel free to exchange a book from your personal shelf. Depending on the location of who you draw, you can swap the book in person or snail mail! 

Names will be drawn on Tuesday, November 17th and the book should be mailed to be received by December 18th. 

Here is the link to the Elfster account to sign up for the exchange

This is the first time I’ve used this site, so please feel free to email me with any problems or questions!

LISSO will be hosting the annual Holiday party December 12th, at 12:00-3:00 in the Niles Gallery which is located in the Lucille Little Fine Arts Building. Feel free to bring board games, snacks, and holiday cheer to share with others!  It is a great time to take a break for a few hours at the end of the semester. 

If you want to bring snacks to share, here is a link to a Google sheet:



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Updates and Upcoming LISSO events

Hi all LISSOers!

I hope you're having a wonderful November! I just scheduled for classes next semester and I'm pretty excited about taking Oral History. Yay.

We had a great time at Pick-It-Up and will put the funds earned to good use for ALA/LISSO stuff.

Here are some updates:

If you're local and interested we will be meeting on Saturday, 11/14 at 2:30 for a tour of the Central library!  Maybe I'll pay my overdue fines while I'm there.

This month the theme for book club is GRAPHIC NOVELS! We will meet on at 7:00pm on December 3rd at Josie's in Chevy Chase for our meeting-- as always, you are welcome to post on the book club blog about what you a reading. It is fun, I swear!

Feel free to email with any questions!

Keep your eyes peeled for holiday party and book exchange updates!



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Installment III: Meet LISSO; Kam

We present to you, our very own secretary!

Name: Kamryn Wies (Kam)

LISSO position held: Secretary

Hometown: Navy Brat but my family lives in Suffolk, VA now

Current location: Lexington, KY

Job (if applicable): Intern at Keeneland Library & Student Assistant at Young Library PNM Desk
Why Library Science: My first love was reading in libraries and organizing. It just took me 10 years to realize I could have a career that incorporated both.

Dream job: Corporate archive

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A marine biologist, then a vet, then an architect.

Favorite Book(s): The Tortall Universe by Tamora Pierce, specifically the Protector of the Small series book, Lady Knight

Favorite book(s) growing up: The Harry Potter series, specifically Prisoner of Azkaban

Least favorite book: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Favorite TV show(s): depends on my mood but Supernatural, iZombie, Arrow, or Castle

Favorite vacation spot: Niagara Falls (Canadian side) or Scotland

When I’m not at work you’ll find me: At home, reading or watching TV

Guilty pleasure: Teen Wolf

Snack you can’t resist: Chips and Dip

Ask me about: Fanfiction, Hockey, and Rape Culture

Website/blog where I waste the most time: & Facebook/Tumblr

Friday, October 23, 2015

Installment II: Meet LISSO; Anna

Read on to learn more about our fearless leader! 

Name: Anna Gault

LISSO position held: President

Hometown: McDonald, Ohio

Current location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job (if applicable): Graduate Assistant in Cataloging and Database Integrity, Graduate Fellow at the Council of State Governments

Why Library Science:  I love organizing information, helping people, researching, and learning.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A teacher or a veterinarian-- I really like children and cats.

Favorite Book(s): I can’t choose! Right now, I’m reading The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P Lovecraft. I’m enjoying the book club theme this month

Favorite book(s) growing up:  Harry Potter, Madeleine L’Engle stuff, anything I could get my hands on.

Least favorite book: I’m sure I have more, I just remember not being so into the The Red Badge of Courage.  I won’t say anything negative about romance novels, since I know they have quite a following around these parts.

Favorite TV show(s): The X-Files (always), No Reservations,  Game of Thrones,

When I’m not at work you’ll find me: Returning overdue library books to Lexington Public Library, roaming the neighborhood, having a beer with Margaret,  writing poems and subjecting other people to them.

Guilty pleasure: Eating anchovy pizza and watching Daria.

Snack you can’t resist: Crudités, seriously, raw veggies are addicting. Currently, I’m into cucumbers.  

Ask me about:  Anything, I’m an open book.

Website/blog where I waste the most time:
 Um, excluding social media,  I’ve spent a lot of time lately on the 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Installment I. of "Meet the LISSO Officers"

Meet LISSO VP Margaret Roulett

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Hey, everybody! Check out our first installment of "Meet the LISSO Officers," where our very own VP, Margaret Roulett, has been gracious enough to participate. Thanks, Margaret! Here are her answers:


NameMargaret Roulett

LISSO position held: Vice President

Hometown:  Akron, OH

Current location: Lexington, KY

Job (if applicable): Education and Outreach GA in Special Collections at UK, Book Conservation Student Technician at UK, and Conservation Assistant at Alex Brooks Conservation  

Why Library Science: I really enjoy the organization and structure of information and objects at libraries and archives.  I really enjoy the physical aspects of books and libraries as well.

Dream job: Book Conservator at a Special Collections Library or Archivist for American Girl®

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Ballerina or artist

Favorite Book(s): Pillars of the Earth, the Little Ren Hen
Favorite book(s) growing up: Eric Carl books, Chronicles of Narnia, American Girl Series

Least favorite book: Catcher in the Rye

Favorite TV show(s): Parks and Rec, the Office

Favorite vacation spot:  Island No. 8, Michigan

When I’m not at work you’ll find me: Dreaming

Guilty pleasure: singing in the car
Snack you can’t resist: Potato chips

Ask me about: tennis and hiking

Website/blog where I waste the most time:  Facebook


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Picking up litter for funds and fun...

Hiya guys, 

it won't be this creepy, but hopefully your book club book is...
Today at 5:45 we will be meeting in front of the Johnson Center to to pick up litter around the area.  

We will meet once a week for the next four weeks and the UK Sustainability office will give us a little money for a party or guest speaker or cardigans or or or or

Here is a Doodle Poll for the TBD times in the next four weeks:

We'd love your input and to see ya there. We provide bags and gloves, just bring your neat-selves and have some litter-picking-up-fun with us.



Monday, October 5, 2015

October meeting agenda and happy fall fellas

Tonight is the second LISSO and ALA meeting of the year!

You can join us in two ways:
  • October Book Club *whoop* the theme for this month is: SPOOKY 
  • Possible meet ups in Lexington
    • Thriller parade
    • Keeneland 
    • Fall fun day  
  • Volunteering 
    • thus far I haven't had much luck so we may need reinforcements...bitte, bitte, bitte.
  • Introduction to conference-going in libraryland
  • Possible programming ideas on professional topics: grant writing or publications or? 
  • Joint ALA/LISSO Pick-it-up details and meeting negotiation...
I'm an open me at at at: or ALA's madame-president-Lori Miller at

spiders & cider,


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Newly Appointed Communication Managers & Book Club Reminder =^.^=

Since there were only two responses to the call for a Communication Manager, two people have been appointed. Here is some information about the lovely gals behind the LISSO pages!

Lauren Farmer attended UK as an undergraduate where she majored in History and Secondary Social Studies Education. She became interested in pursuing a career in librarianship during her internship with the Learning Lab at the Special Collections Research Center and has gone on to work as a Research Room assistant and accept a GA position in Reference at Young Library. She also enjoys teaching classes at Diana Evans School of Dance, bird-watching, and reading historical fiction. When asked to choose one word to define herself, she picked kind! She strives to be kind to everyone.

In honor of Lauren's bird-watching hobby, here is a link to the Cornell Lab Bird Cams! It's watch out.

Natalie Bishop is a Lexington native and returned to Kentucky shortly after completing her business degree at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Her interest in libraries was first piqued by her job as a writing consultant at the Howe Writing Center at Miami, which was located in the main campus library. Currently, she works as a library intern at the Shaver Engineering Library here at UK and is enrolled in her first semester of the MLIS program. One word that she would use to describe herself is curious. She is constantly doing research on her various interests, which includes but is not limited to the most current presidential race, interior design, social justice issues, and psychology topics.

Natalie likes interior design..what do you think of the Babeliothèque East Side Gallery in Berlin? Are you "architained"?


Check out the UK LISSO Facebook page here and give our friends UK ALA Student Chapter a look too.

Don't forget the book club meeting is at 7:00 at Crank & Boom on Thursday. Check out our book club blog and/or attend if you can! We'd love it if you could join!

cats & happiness always,


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Club and Kentucky Fried Zine Fest

Hi all library and information science students,

LISSO will be meeting up at this year's Kentucky Fried Zine Fest,  In a few days on Saturday, Sept. 19th, we will gather around noon at the Plantory-- which is near West Sixth Brewery.  It's just a relaxed Saturday... checkin' out some Zines.

The results are in for book club meeting this month. Isn't it ever so novel?  

We will meet up at Crank & Boom Ice Cream at 7:00 on Thursday, Sept. 24th.

If you want to RSVP via Facebook, here is the path that will serve you.

We welcome and encourage all students to share your wonderful literary thoughts on the UK LISSO BOOK CLUB BLOG.  This month the theme is "My Old Kentucky Home" and you can choose anything that has something to do with Kentucky. We give you guys the power to choose!

Well wishes and books for all,

Anna Gault
LISSO President

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bake Sale Help Needed

Want to help out a SLIS student organization or get more involved?
The UK LISSO Student Chapter will be holding a bake sale to raise funds for programs and events. The bake sale will take place on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 2:30-5:00 in the lobby of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.  This bake sale will take place before the UK ALA/LISSO Student Conference, so stop by, help out, and support your peers!  We will also open it again after the conference if you stop by and want a snack!
We need baked good donations! We would love cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats, cupcakes, cake pops, and layer bars. No cakes or pies, please. If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at the SLIS office mailroom  (Room 322,3rd floor, Little Library Building) on Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00-2:00 or contact LISSO to make other arrangements.  If you feel like an overachiever, we would love it if you could individually wrap your donated baked goods, if not we can take it on! If you are interested, please fill out this quick spreadsheet so we can keep track of donations: Bake Sale Donations Sign-up Spreadsheet 

We need volunteers! SLIS students, this is a chance to start getting involved! We will need help with set-up, running the bake sale, and breaking it down. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by filling out this quick form: Bake Sale Volunteer Interest Form

Want to help, but have previous arrangements on April 29th or 30th?  Please e-mail to see how you can help.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April LISSO Meeting

Hi all!

The April meeting will be on the 7th from 8-9pm in the Little Library's Study Room 5!

We'll announce the officer elcetion results, plan the Spring Picnic, and work on getting some more exciting things together for you all!

Also be on the look out for the combined March/April Book Reading Suggestion List coming soon!

Finally, the meeting will also cover some general organization business for the coming year.

Do you want to be a LISSO Officer?

So in the interest of officer election coming up, I would like to ask that if you are interested that you either fill out the interest form or send me an email.  Elections are happening early so that new officers will have the month of April to work with those officers leaving before taking up their positions in May.  Being a LISSO officer can be fun and look good on your resume.  We are committed to serving our SLIS population to the best of our ability. 

All of the positions are up for grabs this coming year so feel free to choose one or more of them to be on the ballot for: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Manager, and Representatives.  Descriptions are included on the Officer Interest form

LISSO Officer Interest FormLISSO Officer Interest Form 

Please submit your form by March 27th so we can get elections started!

Elections will run from March 29th to April 4th!

If you have nay questions or concerns please feel free to email me!