Monthly Archives: September 2009

Meet the president

Ryan Davis is the current president of the USF GAU (Graduate Assistants Union). But you’d be well-advised to get to know him this year. He’ll be graduating out of the union in May. At a GAU membership meeting on Monday, … Continue reading

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Banned Books Brown Bag 9/30

In honor of Banned Books week this Wednesday’s brown bag discussion will examine the career of Judith Krug, co-creator of Banned Books week. Krug was appointed as the Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom in 1967 … Continue reading

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Free Culture Brown Bag

This week USF SLIS student Lana Brand will introduce us to the ideas underlying the Free Culture movement. The Free Culture movement distinguishes itself from “permission culture.” Imagine you want to make a web video to promote your library. You … Continue reading

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Brown Bag: Defining the iField for the 21st Century

This week’s brown bag we will watch a web simulcast of a research colloquium out of the Florida State University College of Communication & Information. The colloquium topic is “Defining the iField for the 21st Century: Research Questions.” The webcast … Continue reading

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9/11/09 Gaming Night Social

SLIS Student Organizations’ first social event of the Fall 2009 semester is just around the corner! Gaming Night is this Friday, September 11, at 7 PM in CIS 2020. We’ll have video games, board games, Vietnamese food, and snacks! There … Continue reading

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9/9/09 Brown Bag – The Foundation Center

We’re happy to announce that this week our brown bag guest will be Elizabeth Mueller. Elizabeth works for the Foundation Center and is going to explain a little bit about what the Foundation Center does, and how it can be … Continue reading

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The future of libraries, with or without books

John D. Sutter at CNN is writing about libraries. “In a world where information is more social and more online, librarians are becoming debate moderators, givers of technical support and community outreach coordinators.”

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First Amendment Supreme Court Cases in Florida

In 2006 the Miami-Dade County school district banned Vamos a Cuba (A Visit to Cuba) from school libraries. After going through the review process the recommendation was to keep the title. The Board ignored the advice and had the book … Continue reading

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LITA Forum Student Registration Request

If you want to attend the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) conference this October 1st through 4th in Salt Lake City, you can request a special discount for students. You can’t get this discount through registering on the site, … Continue reading

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