Letter From the Editor
Welcome to the 2003-2004 school year!
On behalf the Silverfish advisory board and the Association for Library and Information Science Students (ALISS), I would like to extend a hearty welcome to our new and returning iSchool students. Hopefully your summer was relaxing and restful—even if you spent it taking summer classes.
Our first issue for the new school year, this edition of the Silverfish was put together by a three-person advisory board over the last few weeks. Many thanks to our Web Editor Beverly Slabosky, ALISS Vice President SJ Alexander, and the authors who contributed stories for making this issue happen.
As the online newsletter of ALISS, the Silverfish is the mouthpiece of all of the students in the MLIS program. This year, however, we would like to expand our horizons to include articles by students in all of the iSchool programs. We would like to include the perspective of not just MLIS students, but also the folks in the MSIM cohort, the students in the PhD. program, and Informatics students. Any suggestions that you may have on how we can broaden our perspective are always welcome.
The purpose of the Silverfish is to publish material relevant to the experience of being a student at the iSchool—which could include anything from book reviews to bar reviews, and from interviews with faculty to reports on new technological gadgets. The Silverfish is not meant to be a scholarly publication, although we do publish student papers from time to time. We strive to keep this publication informal and fun—and hopefully to provide a welcome break from homework and classes (although students are discouraged from actually reading the Silverfish during class).
If you are interested in contributing to the Silverfish, we welcome article submissions at any time. Please contact Katy Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Quick Links to This Issue:
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Writing Center, but Were Afraid to Askby SJ Alexander and Kaijsa Calkins
As a new student, you may be pleased to learn that there is a resource to assist student writers in the Information School, the Engineering/iSchool Writing Center (EiWC). You may have questions about what the Writing Center is, and what it can do for you. We have compiled a helpful list of questions and answers to get you in the know. Read More...
Advice on Advisors for MLIS Studentsby Jenn Carter
Advisors' styles vary. Some will initiate meetings with signup sheets. Some will expect you to come to them. Some will want you to pre-arrange meetings. Some won't mind if you just "stop by." Some will have individual meetings with all their advisees. Some will arrange group meetings. The important thing is that you develop a relationship with your advisor that works for you.
Summer Fieldwork Experiences
Fiction for Felons: Directed Fieldwork at a Prison LibraryBy Robin Hewitt Rousu
My Summer Database Job:
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