Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SAA Resume Workshop

This event is being held by the WSU Chapter of the Society of American Archivists

SAA Resume Workshop

Saturday, February 7, 2009
11:30am - 1:30pm
Reuther Archives in Detroit

Five panelists will assist students in forming better resumes. All participants must bring their current resume and cover letters. All current LISP students and alumni are invited to participate.

Please RSVP to Tyniece Stevenson via email to
by Thursday Feb 5, 2009.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Keeping Up, the shifted librarian, iLibrarian, Library Stuff, these are just a few examples of the hundreds of library blogs that you can find on the web today. In fact, for seemingly any given topic, there are so many blogs out there that trying to keep track of even just the ones that are of particular interest to you, can be a pretty difficult. Fortunately, the writers at Read Write Web (yet another blog) have come up with a solution. By following 13 "easy" steps, they teach you how to build what they call a"Social Media Cheat Sheet" that allows you to keep track of the most important blogs in your field, including their past and most popular posts.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fiction reading makes a comeback

I don't know if you've all seen this article in the NY Times, but it's glorious news. The age of the book is far from over, my friends. From "Fiction Reading Increases for Adults":
After years of bemoaning the decline of a literary culture in the United States, the National Endowment for the Arts says in a report that it now believes a quarter-century of precipitous decline in fiction reading has reversed.
I get a strong sense this is happening because the economy is bad and when the economy is bad, people go to the library more. And why shouldn't they? Everything is free and that rules.

How will you promote reading? This article addresses fiction specifically, but what about poetry? What about nonfiction works? How do we guide people's eyeballs and minds back to all the bounty the written word provides?

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Upcoming Event! SOLIS/ALA tour of the Walter P. Reuther Library

SOLIS/ALA tour of the Walter P. Reuther Library
Wednesday, January 28th
4 - 4:45pm
5401 Cass Ave.

All LISP students are invited to join SOLIS and the ALA student chapter at WSU on a tour of the Reuther Archive led by Reference Archivist, William LeFevre. This is a unique opportunity to get an insider's look at the largest labor archive in North America.

Please RSVP at

We hope you will join us!