Monday, September 25, 2017

LISGSA ePortfolio September 26, 2017

Come to the first LISGSA ePortfolio workshop on Tuesday, September 26 at 4pm in Townsend 221. We will be going over the basics of the ePortfolio (a graduation requirement for anyone starting the LIS program on or after Fall 2017). The workshop will cover what the portfolio should include and how to set it up, so bring your laptops and follow along. 

For anyone off campus or who can't make it, the instruction portion of the workshop will also be held on zoom at this address: and recorded. If the technology doesn't cooperate, don't worry - this workshop will be repeated throughout the year. I have also attached the handouts that will be used to this email for reference.​ 

Snacks will be provided!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Paid Internship Opportunity

Reposted from the SISLT-LIS listSERV

September 7, 2017

Institutional Research and Quality Improvement
University of Missouri-Columbia
721 Lewis Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211

Intern (October 2017 – December 2017)

Position Description
Institutional Research and Quality Improvement for the University of Missouri-Columbia has an opening for an Intern.

The intern would work with a three-person advisory team from the Institutional Research and Quality Improvement office to conduct an analysis of the new, as yet unlaunched, IR&QI website and make appropriate enhancements.  All University of Missouri web development guidelines would need to be followed.  The intern’s primary responsibility would be editing and launching the enhanced website using WordPress for 10 or more hours a week. The website has already been built by a previous intern, but needs to be finalized and launched.

Required Qualifications
The applicant needs to know (or be a quick study for learning) WordPress and also be familiar with MU web guidelines to create, update, and revamp webpages.  Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively on collaborative projects are necessary.

Specific tasks:
1.      Reinstall previous version of WordPress.
2.      Migrate backup version of IRQI website to WordPress.
3.      Review functionality and style of IRQI website and make suggestions for improvements.
4.      Provide basic training for office staff in using WordPress to make updates.
5.      Launch new website that is currently in development, but not live.

Benefits to Student
This job is an hourly position at $15.00 an hour starting as soon as possible.  With an approximate end date of December 8, 2017.

Institutional Research, University of Missouri-Columbia  

We will review the letters of interest and resumes beginning Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Please send your letter of interest and resume via email to:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LISGSA: Upcoming Events

Reposted directly from the LISGSA listserv.
On behalf of the LISGSA Board, I hope everyone's semester is off to a great start. 

I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of a few upcoming events:

Monday, September 11th: LISGSA Board Meeting

LISGSA will hold its first board meeting of the semester in the Reflector (201 Townsend Hall) at 6 pm. All LIS students are members of LISGSA, and you are welcome to attend and learn about what LISGSA does for students and how to get more involved, and contribute your own ideas.

Thursday, September 14th: SISLT Social @ Shakespeare's Downtown
Columbia area students & faculty (and anyone who feels like driving in from elsewhere) are invited to enjoy pizza and soft drinks at the downtown Shakespeare's on Thursday, September 14th, at 5:30 pm. We have the party room reserved! Stop by for a slice and get to know students and faculty from throughout SISLT.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check in with our blog for updates like this and more!

Katie Wibbenmeyer
LISGSA President 2017-2018

Scholarship Opportunity: Special Libraries Association Chapter Conference

Students currently enrolled in an MLIS program may enter a raffle to win a free admission to KWM-SLA's Fall Conference in Kansas City on October 20th, 2017. 

Winners will write an article about their experience to be shared on KWM's blog and with their fellow students. Conference details may be found here:

Click here to access the contest form:

Monday, September 4, 2017

SISLT Back to School Social at Shakespeare's Downtown

Welcome to a new year in the Library and Information Science Program! Whether this is your first or last year in thep program, we encourage you to attend this event.

SISLT is hosting a social at Shakespeare's Downtown on Thursday, September 14th at 5:30 pm. 
  • Meet your peers in SISLT  
  • Eat free, delicious pizza
Stop by for free pizza and meet your fellow students and faculty in the Columbia area and beyond.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Internship Opportunity!

Jefferson College Library in Hillsboro, Missouri is offering a paid internship for Library Science students in the Fall of 2017.  Applications will be open until July 31, and we'll be looking to have the intern start around early August. 

Please see the full description and application process at

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Don't forget to sign up for the MOBIUS Conference in Columbia, MO!

MOBIUS invites you to attend the 2017 MOBIUS Annual Conference, June 5-7, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri! The MOBIUS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for all of us to network, share ideas, learn from our colleagues, and support our consortium. This year’s schedule relies on many of your colleagues as well as a track dedicated to the highly anticipated Innovative products being introduced this year to make up a diverse schedule that will keep you engaged and on top of the latest library trends and issues in the profession. Please plan to join us on Monday evening, June 5th as we kick off this year’s conference with a MOBIUS Welcome Reception! We will follow this up with the very popular ‘Dine Arounds’ at various local Columbia restaurants for dinner. Please note that If you choose to participate in this event, you will need to indicate this during online registration!
 Transportation will be provided once again thanks to Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Tuesday, June 6th will be a full day of sessions and exhibits including five tracks that will help to focus your conference experience. Lastly, you’ll have the chance to attend one of two training sessions Wednesday, June 7th. You will have a unique opportunity to participate in the Management Development Institute’s workshop on ‘Engaging Millennials at Work.' The second training workshop is another full-day workshop entitled, ‘ERM and Knowledge Base by Innovative.’ To register for one of these workshops, simply add the one you would like to attend to your schedule on Space is limited and slots will fill up fast for these workshops, so please register soon! Conference registration is now open until June 4th. As in past conferences, registration is at no cost to Missouri library employees and hotel rooms will be paid for by the LSTA grant. However, attendees are encouraged to share a room with another conference attendee. If the roommate is working in a Missouri library, the total cost of the room will be paid using LSTA funds. If an attendee does not want to share a room, or chooses to share a room with someone who is not attending the conference (such as a family member), they will have to pay for half of the total room cost. The conference rate for rooms is $105.85. Funds are limited for rooms, so call and reserve a room as soon as possible. 


To register for the conference, please visit <> and follow the "Register" link in the top menu which will take you to Eventbrite for registration. Once there you will click the big green 'Register' button, and fill out the short form on the following page. Please read these pages because there is valuable information about room sharing and the potential costs to you if you choose not to have a roommate. After you've made it through the registration process, you will be taken to - a tool for checking out the conference schedule and choosing the sessions you would like to attend. Although it isn't strictly necessary to sign up for the majority of sessions, we recommend you do so. **IMPORTANT**Certain choices have a "Limited" tag next to their name. These sessions have a maximum capacity and if they fill up before you get there you will have to go on the waiting list or choose another session. Specifically, this is the case with the "Dine Arounds" and one of the post-conference training sessions.