Saturday, March 28, 2009

SLA @ WSU Event - DSO Tour

Join SLA@WSU for a tour of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Library and Archives and Orchestra Hall.

Who: All MLIS students and alumni
When: Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 p.m.
Where: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Park in the parking structure on the corner of Parsons and Cass and tell the parking attendant that you are there for the tour. You will not be charged for parking. Enter Orchestra Hall through the stage door entrance behind the Hall, about halfway down the alley. Enter through the glass doors and tell the security guard you are there for the Library Tour. We will meet in the lobby and Ethan Allen, DSO Librarian, will conduct the Tour.

If interested or for more information, contact or

And the oddest book title of the year goes to....

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais

From the article
"The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais
, published by Icon Group International, has been crowned the winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The Bookseller received just over 5,000 votes on its online poll, with the study into the future of the diary product packaging securing a 32% share of the total vote since the shortlist was announced on 20th February."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SALE on LISP T-shirts!

Small, medium and large short-sleeved shirts were $15, but are on sale for $10. XL-XXL were $18, but are now $13.
Small, medium and large long-sleeved shirts were $20, but are now on sale for $15. XL and XXL were $23, but are now $18.
Our shirts come in a variety of colors!
All shirts sport a design which includes "Wayne State University, Library and Information Science Program" and the image of a card catalog on the front and "Keeping order in Detroit since 1918" printed on the back.
Proceeds from our t-shirt sales go toward the Solis Textbook Scholarship and help SOLIS put on quality programs and events for the LIS students at WSU.
Please visit our merchandise page for ordering information, a complete list of available sizes and colors and a picture of the shirts.
Be sure to get one before you graduate!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Literary one-hit wonders

One-hit wonder is a term that usually applies only to musicians who are lucky enough to have one popular song but then fade into oblivion. Check out this Times article about authors and their one book that made them famous.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Grant Writing Basics Workshop

Grant Writing Basics
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Bernath Auditorium
Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
$40/general participants
$20/currently registered students.
5 Library of Michigan CEUs Available!
To Register
For More Information, contact Lothar Spang: 313-577-3367

Coffee and Registration 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks 9:00 a.m.
Lothar Spang, WSU Libraries

What is a Grant? 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Lothar Spang and Heather Harrison, WSU Libraries
Marisa Conti, University of Michigan Taubman Medical Library

Break 10:15 a.m.

What Grant Reviewers Look For in a Grant Application
Ed Egnatios, Senior Program Officer, Skillman Foundation
De Angelo Alexander, Program Officer, Skillman Foundation
10: 30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Location: Community Room

Basics of the Foundation Center 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monique Andrews, WSU Libraries

Sleuthing Out Grant Opportunities 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Deborah Charbonneau and Annette Healy, WSU Libraries

Grant Grrlz: Writing Grants as a Team 3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Heather Harrison, Alice Cruz, Sara Ausberger, WSU Libraries

Final Remarks and Survey 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Websites for Book Lovers

This website was included in American Libraries Direct 3/11/09, in case you missed it!

2009 Job Fair

Just a reminder that the annual LISP Job Fair is going to be held on Thursday, March 26th at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.

Additional information is available at


Participants include:
Gale Cengage Learning,
K-State Libraries,
Michigan State University Libraries,
Wayne State University,
West Bloomfield Library,
Willard Library,

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take the fear out of getting printed

March 25, 2009, 4:00-5: 30

Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, Kresge

WSU Student Chapter of Special Libraries Association invites all students and alumni to a session with Dr. Robert Holley, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, WSU, on the ins and outs of getting published:

Selecting the right journals

The submission process

Tips for content and writing styles

Organization and structure of the article

Dr. Holley has published over 70 articles himself, and is a peer reviewer for several journals. He believes students have a better chance to publish than they realize. This is an opportunity to get informed, to ask your questions, and remove the fear of sending your article off for review!

Please reserve your spot at .

Monday, March 02, 2009

SLA tour of the Special Collections Division @ MSU

Saturday, March 21st
1pm – 2pm

A Tour of the Special Collections Division at Michigan State University Libraries, focusing on the MSU Comics and Zines Collection, with Randy Scott, Comic Art Biographer and Assistant Head, Special Collections Division and author of Comics Librarianship: A Handbook. Special focus on cataloging of special collections.

We will meet me in the Special Collections Division, ground floor of the main library at 100 Library, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1048.


Check out the Comics collection!

If interested, please email: , or Bryce Rudder at to sign-up and for car pooling information. Leah’s cell phone: 313 820-0442.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

SOLIS Event: Demonstration of Library Thing 3/11 @ 4pm

Web 2.0 Demonstration: LibraryThing

Wednesday, March 11
4 - 5:15pm
Kresge Room 310

Heard of LibraryThing, but don't know how to use it? Learn the how, what and why of one of the hottest and fastest growing web 2.0 technologies at SOLIS's first web 2.0 demonstration. Fellow LISP student Mercedes Miramontes will show you how to get started using LibraryThing and answer your questions.

Handouts and refreshments will be provided.

This is great opportunity to learn something new, build your resume and demonstrate to future employers that you are in the know when it comes to web 2.0!

Please RSVP at

ALA Student Chapter at WSU tour of AADL's 'Green' Library

Tour a "New Green Library" in Ann Arbor
Thurs. March 5th @ 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Lobby
Malletts Creek Library
3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Constructed in January 2004 and winner of the 2005 American Institute of Architects Michigan Award for Sustainable Design this unique library was built with many sustainable
design features including:

Solar heating, convection cooling
Vegetated green roof
Naturally captured & filtered storm water
Native plants & grasses
Many uses of renewable materials

Learn more
about the Mallets Creek Library!

View pictures!

Questions--call Maureen (734) 718-9219