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.

TechWorking: Networking for the Tech-Minded

Please join us for an informal networking event celebrating a successful 2013-2014 academic year. Here are the details:

TechWorking: Networking for the Tech-Minded

  • Wednesday, May 28th
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Katherine Ruffatto Hall Commons
  • 1999 E. Evans Ave.
  • Denver, CO 80208


We hope you can stop by for light snacks and good conversation!

2014-2015 Officer Candidates

Vote for Your 2014-2015 ASIS&T Officers

Leah Leger–Chair

My name is Leah Leger I am currently working on completing my first year of my MLIS with a fellowship in early literacy hear at University of Denver.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University.  The library has always been a place where I go to explore and discover new ideas I look forward to helping others learn experience the wonder of the library.  I work two part time jobs one at a bookstore and the other as a nanny despite being busy I want to experience all that DU and its student organizations have to offer.

Leah Leger

Matthew Valdez–Vice Chair

Matt Valdez is a native of Southern Colorado who spent several years living outside the state before returning in 2003.  During his hiatus he worked as a chef at an upscale restaurant and acted in various stage productions.  After returning to Colorado and returning to school Matt has worked for the last few years in academic libraries.  He holds a BS in History and Philosophy and is presently pursuing his MLIS degree.  He is currently the Morgridge College of Education Technology Graduate Assistant, and works on the front lines of technology and education.


Matthew Valdez


Sara Robinson–Program Chair

Sara Robinson is a first year MLIS candidate and is interested in bioinformatics, particularly genomics, proteomics,
and systems biology. Raised in Vail, Colorado, Sara holds a BA in History from Creighton University and currently
works as a medical secretary in the emergency department at Vail Valley Medical Center. Formerly intimidated by
technology, she is eager to learn and share all that ASIS&T has to offer! When not otherwise occupied, Sara loves
to play outside, fly imaginary airplanes with her nephew, and make a mess in the kitchen.


Sara Robinson


Kimberly DeRosa–Secretary

I am currently in my first year of the LIS program and I am very interested in technology. I am not completely sure which library career path I would like to follow, but right now I am looking at public libraries or digital libraries.  I am currently enrolled in Web Content Management this quarter and I have already taken the core Library and Information Technology class.
I currently work full time at the Community College of Denver in the Transfer Success Center as the administrative assistant.  I do more than just schedule appointments and answer the phone; this past year I helped spear-head our marketing campaign, created a short email communication training for my department, created a digital story, supported and created purchase requisitions, procurement card purchases, record keeping of fiscal purchases, support in proper fiscal procedures and documentation, researched, supported, ordered/reserved rooms and food for programming events put on by the Transfer Success Center, and as member of the Transfer Initiative Work Group (collaboration of the 13 Colorado community colleges), researched, supported, ordered/reserved rooms for the first Colorado State-Wide Transfer Conference.  These are some of the tasks I’ve undertaken among many other daily duties.
My learning style is reading and writing; I believe this has helped me throughout my undergraduate and professional experiences by the detailed notes I take.  These allow me to learn and remember the information I receive.

Kimberly DeRosa


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!