The DU ASIS&T group is the student chapter of the national, Association of Information Science & Technology organization. We are dedicated to exploring information science and technology and best of all, membership is free!
We host the widely popular TechBytes workshops, which are short (30 minutes) presentations on some aspect of technology. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can’t join us in person tonight in KRH 206 at 6:25 to hear Roxy Koranda of Aten Design Group discuss the principles of design, this handy video will help you access the Tech Byte via Google Plus! Hope to see you there!
DPLA To Partner With Public Libraries
The Digital Public Library of America is working with a grant this year to partner with public libraries across the country that possess special collections in need of digitization. Through a digitization training program, DPLA staff will help public librarians gain the skills they need to make their special collections accessible to a wide range of patrons. The amount of content available on DPLA’s website will also increase, as will the number of partnerships between DPLA and public libraries. Exciting news for accessibility and digitization!!
Give your career a New Year boost with the 2nd Annual Hiring Panel and Workshop on Saturday, February 8, sponsored by CAL’s New Professionals Interest Group!
Whether you are looking for your first library job or are interested in moving to the next level, our panel of hiring managers will answer your questions about interviews, resumes, networking, and the qualities they look for in candidates. Breakout sessions will follow the panel to give you a chance to discuss career topics in small groups and focus on more specific topics, such as networking and an online presence in the job search.
Hiring Workshop Schedule
11:00am-12:00pm Hiring Panel, Events Room #290
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch (included in cost of registration)
1:00-1:45pm 1st Breakout Sessions
1:45-2:30pm 2nd Breakout Sessions
2:30-3:00pm Wrap Up
Panelists include: Dan Cordova, Colorado Supreme Court Library; David Farnan, Douglas County Libraries; Carrie Forbes, University of Denver; Martin Garnar, Regis University; Kari May, Elbert County Libraries; Diane Walden, Colorado Department of Corrections; and moderated by Kim Dority, Dority & Associates.
Breakout Session Topics:
Acing the Interview
Networking in-person and online
You’re Hired: Now what?
Tough Conversations: Managing Your Career
Cost is $15.00 for CAL Members and $20.00 for non-CAL members. For details and registration, visit http://www.cal-webs.org/events/event_details.asp?id=382233.
We hope to see you there!
Please mark your calendars for ASIS&T’s second annual Technology Boot Camp!
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:00 – 1:00
Where: Katherine Ruffatto Hall
We will be hosting a number of speakers from the DU community and beyond who will be leading short, hour-long workshops on a variety of technologies. There will also be a free light breakfast (!!!) with time to network. Please click here to register for your choice(s) of workshops and to let us know if you will be attending the breakfast and networking session. Happy holidays and we hope to see you soon!
DU has a new website called DU VideoCast, a 3-year project to organize and share DU videos. Former students from the LIS program (Eric Hackett, Dina Hornreich, Vivienne Houghton and Joshua Davies) played a big role in this project with metadata schema design, cataloging and information architecture.
“We describe the website as a library collection of DU videos related to research, community events and creative works. Many DU public events are in our database so people can now watch an event if they missed it. We think many videos in the collection have educational and marketing value. ” says Alex Martinez, Senior Educational Web Developer at the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Please visit the website at http://video.du.edu to watch videos and learn more about the project.
Area of Interest: Academic Librarianship, Special Libraries
Experience: Erin’s interest in librarianship began while she was working at the Poudre Public Library as an intern. She was in charge of writing press releases, newsletters, and biographies for visiting authors, so she had little experience interacting with the other staff and patrons of the library. Towards the end of her internship, she told her supervisor that she had a very positive experience working there and asked if she could shadow the other staff members to get an idea of what goes on in a library and what types of jobs are out there. She had a very positive experience doing this and it solidified her decision to work in a library. Her interest in history influenced her decision to apply for an internship at the Longmont Museum Archives where she helped process cookbook collections and old photos.
She currently volunteers in the library at the Denver Botanic Gardens and works at the Research Center at the Anderson Academic Commons. In both of these positions, she has been able to transfer her classroom knowledge into experience. At the AAC, she provides reference services and consultations with students who need help with research. At the Botanic Gardens, she helps with cataloging books and movies donated as well as helping with any special projects. While both working environments are rather different from one another, she really enjoys working in both places.
For her second year of school, she will be focusing on gaining experience in collection development and library instruction. She will begin her practicum in the spring semester at CSU. She is also currently working on a research project studying environmental sustainability in libraries.
If you would like to contact Erin to learn more about her background and experience her email is: email@example.com.
We are still accepting applications, so if you would like to be like Josh and have your experience showcased, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Area of interest (e.g. web content management, archives, school librarianship, etc.)
- A short (3-5 sentences) description of your LIS experience/project, including why it was a positive experience.
- An e-mail address where you can be contacted.
- A photo of you (optional).
Join us tonight at 6:30 in our usual spot, KRH 206, for a Techbytes session on social media, presented by Douglas County Library’s social media specialist Haley Hennes! And snacks!