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,