Letter from the editors

Welcome to this year’s back to school issue of the Silverfish, and welcome (back) to the iSchool! For those of you entering the school this quarter, welcome to what will undoubtedly be an exciting, stressful, and rewarding time. For those of you returning, welcome to another year. It’s hard to believe that it’s already here.


And here’s another issue of the Silverfish! This paper is one of the only continuous links between the student body from year to year. Published since at least the late 1970’s, and possibly longer, the Silverfish (neé Sojourner) has survived two school name changes and a complete re-envisioning of the purpose and curriculum of this school. The paper has changed formats as wellFrom a single mimeographed sheet with school news and events in the early ‘80s, it has been transformed into a web publication with features on iSchool life, LIS topics, conference reports, student and faculty profiles, event and restaurant reviews, and humor pieces. In this coming year we will expand the Silverfish even further to include opinion pieces, regular columns, and in-depth stories on topics that affect us all. At the same time, we will showcase a snippet from an issue of the Sojourner every month. Often humorous, these cuttings are a way of showing where we have been as we’re trying to figure out where we’re going.


What kind of school are we coming back to? What kind of field and profession is it that we have collectively chosen? Furthermore, what is there to do in Seattle for a poor student, and what does a robot do in its time off? These are just some of the questions that we hope to address this year in the Silverfish. We hope that you will keep reading, and enjoy!


Happy Fall Quarter,


Phoebe Ayers

John Glover

Silverfish co-editors


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October 2004
Vol. IX Issue II
News From ALISS Welcome back! WLA/PNLA Conference What librarian could resist a cross-state junket... Dot your i’s and Cross your listservs A guide to iGroups for new and returning iSchoolers
Features Biblioteca First in a series about international information issues. Art and Libraries David Bunn: The Lost Poetry of Card Catalogs Blast from the Past Days gone by at the iSchool

Opinion i-Files Top 10 tips...for getting the most out of your iSchool experience From the Komissar's desk... On the importance of Colloquation.Continuity and Change I didn’t realize that my chosen profession had an identity crisis.
Entertainment iFunny Comics of our iLives Judging a Book by its Cover A compilation of ridiculously titled books Robotor goes to iSchool A photo essay of a robot's first day
Reviews iEat Shultzy’s Sausage Movie Reviews Garden State
Events Student Colloquium Series The presenter at this session will be Tom Dobrowolsky. ALISS Mixer and
Open Meetings



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