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Monday, March 28, 2016

What's going on with GLISA?

Did everyone have a nice Spring Break? Yes, school has been back in session since then but things have been hectic in the SLIS world!

- Final exams were due Monday, March 21st, and all who submitted will be waiting on the edge of their seats until Wednesday, April 6th when results are announced. Good luck to all SLIS students who submitted their final exam this semester!

- It's midterm time - research and papers and presentations, oh my!

- In case you missed it yesterday, Rebecca Cannon won $200 to attend TLA in April! Congrats, Rebecca!

- We're opening the blog for guest posts from current and former SLIS students and GLISA members, so email your pitches and posts to with "Guest Post" in the subject line.

- Have you been reading the March Book Club selection The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B? Chime in if you've read it or are currently reading it - discussions will start soon on all of GLISA's social media accounts and Blackboard.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The TLA Scholarship Winner is...

Congratulations to Rebecca Cannon on winning the 2016 GLISA Scholarship contest! Becka will receive $200 to help cover the cost of attending the TLA Annual Meeting this April. We look forward to meeting Becka and all SLIS students then!

Rebecca's entry can be viewed HERE!

Thanks for your submissions!

2015-2016 GLISA Officers
Christine De Angelis, President
Paloma Lenz, Vice President
Breanne Henson, Secretary
Tracy Jolivette, Treasurer
Allison Renner, Web Administrator

Friday, March 11, 2016

SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conference of film, interactive media, and music festivals held in Austin, TX. SXSW Interactive kicks off today, March 11th, at 2:30p with President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker!

Librarians attend SXSW Interactive to participate in conversations about technology, to develop partnerships, to find new ideas to implement in their home libraries, and more. This is a chance for librarians to connect with people in other industries and be inspired by technology, inventions, and promotions to create new services and programs.

There will be librarian meet-ups and after-hours, and a booth sponsored by the American Library Association. Check out more details and schedules on the lib*interactive website. Find more information about speakers and events at SXSW Interactive.

If you can’t be there in person, follow along on Twitter at @lib_interactive and #liblove.

Monday, March 7, 2016

What's Going On with GLISA?

Happy Monday, everyone! Here's a round-up of what's going on with GLISA to get your week kicked off right.

- The GLISA scholarship contest ends in ONE WEEK - that's plenty of time to get your elevator pitch videos recorded and submitted. This contest is ONLY open to GLISA members, so you have a great chance of winning! One winner will get $200 to attend TLA in Houston in April, and one winner will get $300 to attend ALA in Orlando in June. See more details on the original post, and on GLISA's Blackboard. Good luck!

- This month we're reading The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten for the GLISA book club. Go ahead and pick up your copy and start reading! We'll post discussion questions and jumping off points for you to share your thoughts on Blackboard, Facebook, Twitter (#GLISAreads), and the blog.

- Service projects are on-going, so check in the newsletter and on Blackboard to see how you can volunteer and get involved.

- We will be opening the blog to guest posts after Spring Break, so start thinking about what you'd like to write about to get your name out there. You can write about the stress of the final exam, how your practicum went, what classes have helped you the most on-the-job, and more. We're open to anything school- and library-related.

- It's Teen Tech Week! How is your library getting involved?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Book Club Selection

The votes are in and GLISA's March Book Club selection is: 
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Go ahead and find your copy of the book and start reading as you find time between classes, homework, final exam stress, and - oh yeah - SPRING BREAK! Discussion questions will be posted on GLISA's Facebook, Twitter, blog, and Blackboard, so you can chime in across any and all platforms.


Spring 2016 GLISA Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2016 GLISA Newsletter for information about 
service projects, Q&A with Dr. Jeng, and book club selections:

TLA/ALA Scholarship Contest

GLISA is hosting a members only scholarship contest!  One member will receive $200 to attend TLA in Houston in April.  One member will receive $300 to attend ALA in Orlando in June.  

Participants will submit a short video... think 'elevator speech.' 

The contest runs from 22 February through 14 March 2016.  See the GLISA Blackboard for details, contest instructions, and rubric.  Good luck!

Not a GLISA member yet?  Join here: