News and Updates

Posted by Rebecca Durney (SOLIS webmaster)

Check out what’s going on in the LIS world!

Interested in medical librarianship? This  might be an opportunity for you!:

“The Medical Library Education Section of the Medical Library Association sponsors a “New Voices” program every year to feature student and/or recent graduates’ research.  Please consider submitting a contributed paper abstract for the 2014 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago from May 16-21, 2014.  For more details, visit”:

ALA is offering a discount for participating ALA chapters:

“Want to join ALA and your state library association for $35 through the joint student program? It’s a great deal!

Find out if yours is one of the twenty-five Chapters (state library associations) allowing students to join them and ALA for one low price of $35, from now through August 31, 2014. (See also You Need Your State Library Association!).

ALA encourages students to apply for joint student membership online, so if yours is one of the 25, complete the online form through ALA’s secure database.

In addition, be sure to visit ALA membership pages and the ALA Student Members page for the most current information about all types of ALA membership, as well as the ALA Student Chapter homepage, to learn about benefits such as the Student to Staff program. If you have questions about ALA membership, please contact ALA Member and Customer Service. Also visit the ALA Student Support Portal.”

What the Zine?

“My name is Philip Bloom, and I am the organizer of last month’s Tampa Zine Fest. The organizers of the fest are creating a Tampa Zine Library, and we have collected several hundred zines.  Next comes the task of cataloging them, and we thought that there might be some students in the program that might be interested in participating in this fun project.  Several of the organizers are librarians, and we’d really like to include students, if they’d like to be a part of making this library happen.” E-mail us at if you’re interested!

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