Upcoming Events

Upcoming student colloquium presentations:

Friday, 19 Novemeber 2004, 420 MGH at 3:30 PM.
The Art of Censorship ~Marc Shimpeno, day MLIS
Sponsored by SALA- refreshement provided

Friday, December 3rd @ 3:30pm, 420 MGH
Marjorie Reeves (MLIS)
Directed field work at the National Archives and Record Administration on Sand Point Way
Sponsored by Archives & Preservation Club

See the Student Colloquium site for more information.

An iArts event:

Unshelved is "the world's only daily comic strip set in a public library" created in 2002 by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum of Seattle. Meet the guys from Unshelved:

Monday, December 6th at 7:30pm Odegaard Room #220

Join us for a talk about the work they do, the humor they spread, and what it's like to be sweeping the nation inspiring librarians to ask "What would Dewey do?" Booksigning to follow.

Check out Unshelved online.

This event is sponsored by iArts: a group and listserv for the iSchool community interested in creating, living and enjoying art. For more information, email coordinator Jenine Lillian at

Coming soon...

iCareer Week
January 10-14, 2005

A week-long series of events related to career planning and job hunting for all iSchool students. Sponsored and organized by ASIS&T-UW. More information soon!

See also: From ALISS in this issue for more upcoming events.

Celebrate National Childrens Book Week

Tuesday 11/16/04, 12-1:30 MGH 420

Join SALA for an investigation of Children Librarianhsip and celebration of Childrens Literature. Two local Seattle Public librarians - Kathy Teufel of Greenwood and Lola Estelle of Northeast - will give us a description of their work scope and duties, the ways and means of delivering storytimes to families and the best use of local and national book lists of distinguished childrens books.

Coffee and cookies provided. Bring your lunch, your childhood wonder and an interest in learning more about serving kids and families.

As added incentive, a lucky attendee will win a student membership to the ALA!

November 15-21 is Children's Book Week!

Wondering how you were going to celebrate Children's Book Week? Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity at Seattle Public Library? SPL would like a couple interested iSchoolers to help out at an author event. The speaker will be Jerry Pinkney, children's book illustrator and winner of numerous Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Awards and King Honors.

Where: Seattle Public Library- Central Library
When: November 19th, 10:30 am

If you want to get involved please contact:
Chance Hunt
Youth Services Coordinator
The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1109
206) 386-4097

Submissions wanted!

In the December Silverfish, we are planning to have a special feature section on comics and cartoons! Topics may include:

  • Comics in libraries
  • Comics about libraries
  • Collecting Comics
  • Web comics
  • And much more!

If you have an idea for an article (or an original cartoon of your own to submit for our comics page) please contact the editors at The deadline is Friday, November 26th.


Also coming up… in January we are planning a special feature on the new downtown Seattle Public Library (SPL). We are currently looking for submissions dealing with SPL specifically or with public libraries in general. If you:

  • Have worked or volunteered at SPL
  • Have a strong opinion about the building (one way or the other)
  • Have done research on SPL
  • Can get an interview with Deborah Jacobs
  • Or have other ideas for stories…

Please contact the editors at! The deadline will be around the beginning of winter quarter; contact the editors for more details.

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