Welcome to the DU ASIS&T Student Chapter!

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 asistdu@gmail.com.

2014-2015 ASIS&T DU Officer Nominations

The DU ASIS&T officers are looking for current students who are interested in technology and outreach to our LIS community. As all of this year’s ASIS&T officers can attest, getting involved in this student organization has been a wonderful learning experience… and a great resume builder!

If you are interested in being one of next year’s ASIS&T officers or if you would like to nominate someone to one of our positions, please shoot us an e-mail at asistdu@gmail.com.

The officer descriptions can be found here

We are hoping to elect officers at approximately the mid-point of the quarter. Once elections have wrapped up, we plan on mentoring the incoming folks so that you don’t feel lost or overwhelmed when you hit the ground running next year.

Also, feel free to e-mail us with questions about the positions and responsibilities.

DPLA To Partner With Public Libraries

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!!

CAL’s New Professionals Interest Group Holds Hiring Panel and Workshop in February

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!

Tech Bootcamp is Coming on January 18th!

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!

LIS Students Play Big Role with New DU VideoCast Website

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.