The Newsletter of the Association of Library and Information Science Students
[Formerly the Sojourner]
Introduction to The Silverfish
Kathleen Bennett, editor
Welcome to the first issue of the GSLIS student newsletter for 96/97. You have probably noticed that it is no longer called The Sojourner. In keeping with the newsletter's new look, and its move to being a primarily web-based publication, Ken and I decided that it was time for a new name. A contest was announced, and students suggested several names including "Keywords", "Tracings", "The Pathfinder", and "The Dawg-Ear", as well as keeping the old name, but the clear winner was a late entry, suggested almost offhandedly by Ed Mignon. "The Silverfish" was the name of this publication before it was changed to "Sojourner" nearly twenty years ago. Since the word refers to a small silvery insect that lives in and eats books, it might seem an odd choice for a modern electronic publication, but I'd like to think that it resonated with so many of the current ALISS officers because, even as we stand on the cutting edge of the electronic era, we persist in and honor our love of the books that surround us and give us sustenance.
A Few Words from the ALISS President
Message from Ed Bassett, Acting GSLIS Director
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science has reached a critical juncture in its history; those of us with deep interests in libraries and information science can be guides to what will be of use to the next generation of students and those citizens with similar interests.
New Faculty Member at GSLIS
Dr. Allyson Carlyle is joining the GSLIS faculty in Winter Quarter 1997. Her primary research areas are in use of online catalogs and conceptual foundations of descriptive cataloging. She teaches in all areas of cataloging and maintains an interest in bibliographic instruction. Assistant Professor Carlyle has an M.L.S. (1986) and a Ph.D. (1994) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Report on the 1996 Book Sale
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science held its annual book sale last month. The sale was a huge success. We collected, sorted, and moved close to 4000 books and sold close to 3000. This would not have been possible without the time, effort and back muscles of the many volunteers who chipped in to pull off this project. Special thanks go to Marjan Petty of the Friends of the Library, Carolyn Aamot of Gifts Processing in Suzzallo, and Gloria Ausejo, manager of By George, for their cooperation and support.
Greetings From ASIS
Zoe Holbrooks, Chair, Joanne West, Secretary-Treasurer, and Dan Dow, Program and Event Chair, ASIS
Happy Holidays Everybody!
How to get the GSLIS newsgroup
I've been asked to give y'all a quick harangue about why you should read the uwash.gslis newsgroup, and to tell ya' how to get it.
S.A.L.A. Raises Money for ALA-Conference Trip Giveaway
GSLIS mugs and t-shirts will go on sale right before exams week, just in time for holiday shopping. S.A.L.A., the Student Chapter of the American Library Association, will be selling the jumbo ceramic coffee mugs and 100% cotton t-shirts to raise money for their annual scholarship to the ALA conference, to be held this year in San Francisco.
Email Discussion Lists: Why You Should Subscribe
Email discussion lists, also known as LISTSERVs, provide a great forum for networking with others in the library profession, finding out about job opportunities, and keeping abreast of trends in your preferred specialty. A detailed directory of a large number of lists, searchable and grouped by category, has been provided by a group at the University of Houston. It lives at http://info.lib.uh.edu/liblists/liblists.htm. Check it out!
Professional Development Grants from the Special Libraries Association, Pacific Northwest Chapter
The SLA/PNW Professional Development Fund is intended to assist current SLA/PNW members with fees for attending programs and workshops, both local and regional, which will provide continuing education in the profession. It is also designed to encourage students in the graduate school of library and information science to participate in the profession through chapter events.
Edited by Kathleen E. Bennett (last updated 12/09/96)
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