Category Archives: Professional Organizations

Combined SOLIS/SIS Meeting

Last night, members of SOLIS and Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS) held their first combined meeting at the North Tampa Branch Library. SOLIS members were able to mingle with working professionals as well as tour the newly renovated library with Branch … Continue reading

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ASIS&T 2011 Annual Conference with Brittany Deputy

Along with scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the FLA Annual Conference, SOLIS also gives out a conference scholarship to attend ASIS&T. ASIS&T, or the American Society For Information and Technology,is a leading organization for information science professionals … Continue reading

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SLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Last May Margo Moore attended the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia as the recipient of the School of Information/SOLIS Conference Scholarship. Margo is a current student and the SLA student chapter vice-president. She was the recipient of one … Continue reading

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Making Diversity a Reality: USF SI and the Spectrum Scholarships

By Alicia Long and Sylvia Martinez The American Library¬†Association (ALA) established the Spectrum Scholarship Program as part of an effort to increase diversity in the library professions.¬† Spectrum does this by recruiting and providing educational funding for students from racially … Continue reading

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After-Dark Lecture: Claudia Dold

Last Wednesday, we started our After-Dark Series for the Spring semester at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Assistant Librarian, Claudia Dold, spoke to the students about the mission of the library and gave them a little … Continue reading

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Scholarship Committee Report – Fall 2010

By Jessica Davis The Scholarship Committee is pleased to have received such a positive response to the call for scholarship applications for the fall 2010 USF SI Student Organizations Scholarships for Professional Association Membership. With these scholarships, the student organizations … Continue reading

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Job Skills Required for New Librarians

The After-Dark Lecture Series had our first panel discussion of they year regarding a very important topic for students in our program. The panel topic for the evening was on job skills required for new librarians in the workforce. The … Continue reading

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West Coast meets East Coast

On Wednesday night, the three presidents of the USF SLIS Student Organizations (Bill, Lana, & Sara) with one of the co-secretaries (Jeffrey) went to the east coast. We went to spread the word about the student organizations and how we … Continue reading

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First Brown Bag: Fall Semester

Yesterday was a great day for the Student Orgs with a successful Brown Bag of 14 students. If you were unable to attend the our first Brown Bag, here is a link for viewing the presentation to “Doing Distance Learning … Continue reading

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August General Meeting

Our first general meeting for the fall semester will occur on Tuesday, August 10th at 4pm in CIS 2020. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our scheduled workshops and social activities for the fall. Pizza and soda … Continue reading

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