The Newsletter of the Association of Library and Information Science Students
[Formerly the Sojourner]
GSLIS: The Unauthorized Biography
Ken Thompson, ALISS President
Notes from the Newsletter Editor
Kathleen Bennett, ALISS Vice-President
Welcome, one and all, to the final issue of the Silverfish that will be edited by me. Since it was put together in a ridiculously brief amount of time, I apologize in advance for any errors you find herein.
Update on Search for New GSLIS Director
[Editor's Note: Please see the May/June 97 issue of the Silverfish for background information on the Director Search.]
Student ALA Chapter Information
Bonnie Parks, SALA Chair
It's that time of year again! Your 1997 SALA officers are planning a number of activities for fall quarter.
ASIS Notes and Other Useful Items
The American Society for Information Science
GPSS - Your Student Senate
Jon McConnel and Britt Fagerheim, GPSS Senators
GPSS Senators - The Most Exclusive Club in the World
Survey of Recent GSLIS Graduates
Victoria Ertelt, Curriculum Committee Representative
Over the summer a survey of recent graduates concerning the GSLIS curriculum was conducted. It was meant to complement the curriculum survey completed by current GSLIS students in the spring of 1997. It turned out that almost all of the complaints, concerns, and suggestions that current students expressed were also expressed by recent graduates.
Help us ring in a new GSLIS tradition with a great beginning-of-quarter PARTY on October 10. The time will be 8:00 p.m., the location to be announced. Mark your calendars! Watch for abundant signage!
Colloquium - October 7, 2:30-4:00
Discussion of recent cutbacks in publishing industry, that they don't want to publish any authors who will not be bestsellers, essentially. Also, there is a move by publishers to stop selling to bookstores that do not purchase more than $10,000 worth of books annually, so virtually all independent booksellers would have to buy through distributors (e.g., Baker and Taylor). This is seen as a threat to intellectual freedom, as a segment of the ideas out there will no longer be published because they are not considered sellable. Scheduled to speak is Karen Maeda Allman from Red & Black Books, hopefully we can also get Michael Mossberg from Elliott Bay Book Company and maybe someone else.
Annual Library School Book Sale
The annual book sale is always a big event around GSLIS. Massive donations will be sold at rock-bottom prices like $1. This year's sale is scheduled for the end of October in the lunchroom at By George (underneath Odegaard Undergraduate Library). We will need many volunteers! Stay tuned for details.
Edited by Kathleen E. Bennett (last updated 9/26/97)
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