Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Join SLA and SAA at WSU for a tour of Crain Communications Library and Archives with Anne Wright. Learn about the functions of a small corporate library, physical collections and digital archives.

Crain Communications is one of the largest privately-owned business publishers in the U.S. They are an industry leader and an authoritative source of vital news, and information to industry leaders and consumers worldwide. They provide a wide range of newspapers, magazines and Web sources to the business sector.

Who: LIS Graduate Students and Alumni
When: Thursday, May 21st at 5:30 pm (the event should be about an hour including refreshments)
Where: 1155 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48207 (on-site parking available)

If interested in attending, please RSVP,, or

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tech Camp UnConference

Almost 50 people have already signed up for the Tech Camp UnConference, but there is still space for YOU! It will take place at MSU's Main Library next Friday, May 15, from 9-4. The price is right: it's FREE!

For full details, please go to or find the Facebook page by searching Facebook for "The Tech unCamp."
This will be a day of technology talks, and in the tradition of Unconferences, the participants will decide what is discussed. If you have topic ideas, let us know by posting them on the wiki or Facebook page.
(And, importantly, food will be provided in the morning and a snack in the afternoon!)
See you there!

Holly Hibner (Salem South Lyon), Sonya Schryer Norris (Library of Michigan), Elizabeth Bollinger (MSU Libraries), and Chris Ayar (Evanced Solutions)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Oakland Press Articles

The Oakland Press has run a few articles on libraries this week.

Libraries Booming in Recession

Media Specialists Critical Part in Learning (written by Troy School District Media Specialists)

Library Millage Nixed in Bloomfield Hills

Law Library Might Move


SLA@WSU Presents: Conversations with LIS Professionals

Join SLA@WSU and Adrienne Kreger-May, an Integrated Information Solutions Specialist from LexisNexis for an informal presentation with time after to ask questions.

When: Monday, May 18, 2009 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m

Where: 3rd Floor Purdy-Kresge Graduate Student Lounge

Please RSVP to:

The student chapter of the Special Libraries Association will hold a Meet & Greet for the first 15 minutes of the program. Please stop by and learn how you can become part of SLA@WSU

Light refreshments will be served