The University of Washington and the iSchool welcomed new and returning students back this week and sALA participated!
We signed people up for sALA. LOTS of people Stay tuned for emails from us.
We shared information:
We garden partied:
And we mingled some more:
All in all it was a great kick off to the academic year.
Attention new and returning MLIS students! As part of iWelcome Week sALA (the student chapter of The American Library Association) is hosting a social mixer at Big Time Brewery. Relax at the end of a busy week with some good conversation and free pizza!
- What: Social Mixer
- When: Friday September 25, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Where: Big Time Brewery, 4133 University Avenue4133 University Ave, 98105
See you there!
National Library Week is April 12 – April 15 and we’re celebrating!
sALA is hosting a Q&A with select Seattle librarians about what they do and what motivates them. This event will be simulcast, so you can attend either online (http://connect.
Azusa Tanaka (iEquality focus) UW Libraries
Robin Chin Roemer (sALA focus) UW Libraries
Jude Anderson (sARSL focus) Granite Falls branch of Sno-Isle Library
The event is from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, and there will be snacks. Join us!
What: Seattle Librarian Q&A
When: Tuesday April 14th, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: MGH 258 or online via Adobe connect: http://connect.washington.
In January, sALA UW officers Twanna Hodge, Sarah Leslie, Heather Newcomer, and Xochitl Rocha went to Vancouver, BC over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. They participated in an exchange with the University of British Columbia ALA student chapter members. The previous year sALA officers invited UBC students to UW and this year the exchange was reciprocated. On Friday officers toured different departments at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on the UBC campus, including the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System), the Digitization Center, and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS).
On Saturday we started out the day by visiting the Out on the Shelves Library at Qmunity, Vancouver’s queer resource community center. The library has more than 3,500 LGBTQ books. It is evident that the library serves as an important resource for the community and was a pleasure to hear about what all they were doing. Following the Qmunity tour three out of the four sALA officers had their first poutine and proceeded to walk to the Vancouver Public Library, Central branch. Other UBC SLAIS students met sALA officers and their hosts for a VPL tour by a librarian. It was very interesting to see what the Vancouver Public Library has been up to. The tour was both architectural and gave overview of the different departments and services offered. Some fun tidbits are that VPL has a gym onsite at the library for staff to use. Also there is only one information desk (besides the one on the children’s floor). There are seven levels open to the public and on each floor there is a reference telephone rather than librarians staffing a reference desk. A librarian will come to the patron after the inquiry has been made. The Children’s area and Special Collections were the highlights of the library visit. After the tour all enjoyed a delicious sushi dinner and sALA officers drove back across the border the next day.
Thank you to UBC ALA members, especially Matthew, Anna, Mark, Apple Berry, Chloe, and Megan for arranging the awesome tours, showing us your city, and for being such wonderful hosts. We hope that the exchange can continue with new officers!
Katy Curtis is a second-year online MLIS student and the Publicity Officer for sALA. This summer, she spent a month in Copenhagen, Denmark with about 20 other iSchoolers. The exploration seminar was led by faculty-member Trent Hill in collaboration with the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) and focused on information literacy and instructional design.
Spare time was spent exploring the city and touring the public, academic, and national libraries in Denmark. Site visits included tours of the National Library of Denmark, the Faculty Libraries of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, a special visit to the Arnamagnæan Collection of
Visit Katy’s blog Hej København (http://hejkoebenhavn.weebly.
ASIS&T and sALA Game Night
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: HUB Game Room
This is a mixer for all new and returning Online and Residential MLIS students, as well as MSIM students Join us for an evening of bowling, pool, tennis, and arcade games! Please RSVP.
Learn more about ASIS&T.
ALISS & sALA Social
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: Grieg Garden (near Allen Library)
A mixer for all new and returning Online and Residential MLIS students, hosted by ALISS.