Upcoming Events - Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events-rss.xml en New Student Orientation http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/22/new-student-orientation <p>We look forward to meeting all new GSLIS on-campus students at Fall Orientation on August 22. Contact <a href="mailto">"Karla Lucht"-klucht, at illinois.edu-</a>, academic advisor, with questions. </p><h3>Full schedule of activities:</h3><p>8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Check in at GSLIS East Foyer</p><ul><li>Tech staff will be available to help set-up printing on laptops (GSLIS 228). Tech staff will answer any other tech-related questions and other questions regarding restaurants, classes, etc. </li><li>Pick up I-Cards at Illini Union Bookstore (809 S. Wright St.) - opens at 9:00 a.m.</li><li>8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Optional: Building Tours, meet outside of GSLIS 109. Building tours leave every 15 mins (8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:15)</li><li>9:00 a.m. Optional: Financial Aid Session in GSLIS 126</li></ul><p>10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Orientation, GSLIS 126</p><p>12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pizza lunch and information fair, GSLIS East Foyer and room 131</p> <p>1:00 - 2:00 p.m.</p> <ul><li>MS/CAS students: Program Planning: From Courses to Careers, GSLIS 126</li><li>PhD Students: PhD Orientation: What You Need to Know, GSLIS 242</li></ul><p>2:15 p.m. Optional: Campus walking tour. Meet Jill Gengler by GSLIS 126.</p> <p>3:00 p.m. GSLIS graduate/teaching/research assistant orientation, GSLIS 126</p> <p>3:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. Optional: Main Library tours. Meet Dan Tracy and Sandy Wolf in the Marshall Gallery (the open space on the first floor just inside the east entrance of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr.)</p> <p>5:00 p.m. Optional: Ludo Gaming Group, GSLIS 340/341</p> <p>7:00 p.m. Optional: Social gathering at <a href="http://www.esquirelounge.com/" target="_blank">Esquire</a> (contact <a href="mailto:">"Becky Ransberger"-ransber2, at illinois.edu-</a>)</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS building East Foyer and room 126 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Student Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:00am</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/22/new-student-orientation#comments Student Affairs 9276 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/23/meet-blackboard-collaborate <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 08/23/2014 - 1:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/23/meet-blackboard-collaborate#comments 9292 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/24/meet-blackboard-collaborate <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/24/meet-blackboard-collaborate#comments 9293 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Instruction Begins http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/instruction-begins <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/instruction-begins#comments 9302 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/meet-blackboard-collaborate <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/meet-blackboard-collaborate#comments 9294 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/meet-blackboard-collaborate-0 <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/25/meet-blackboard-collaborate-0#comments 9295 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/26/meet-blackboard-collaborate <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/26/meet-blackboard-collaborate#comments 9296 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Meet Blackboard Collaborate http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/27/meet-blackboard-collaborate <p>Ready to LEEP into fall but need some help with Blackboard Collaborate?</p><p>Join GSLIS ITD for our Meet Blackboard Collaborate workshops. These workshops will assist you with logging into your Blackboard Collaborate live sessions as well as introduce you to the main tools and functions of the online environment. All of these workshops will be in the Blackboard Collaborate Main Meeting Room; you can access this room by copying and pasting this link into your preferred browser: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/08/27/meet-blackboard-collaborate#comments 9297 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Kickstart Your Career! http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/02/kickstart-your-career <p>Details TBA</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Room 126 and virtual </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Career Services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/02/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/02/kickstart-your-career#comments Student Affairs 9325 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu I-Link training http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/03/i-link-training <p>Details TBA</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Room 126 and virtual </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Career Services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/03/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/03/i-link-training#comments Student Affairs 9326 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Academic Success Series: How to Read for Grad School http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/04/academic-success-series-how-read-grad-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-longtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Academic Success Series: How to Read for Grad School </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for a discussion with <a href="http://slis.ua.edu/miriam-e-sweeney-phd/" target="_blank">Dr. Miriam Sweeney (PhD '13)</a>, SLIS University of Alabama, as she discusses tips for mastering reading assignments at the graduate level.</p><p>This event will be streamed via Blackboard Collaborate in the <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_student_serv_rm" target="_blank">Student Affairs Meeting Room</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virtual </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Student Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/04/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/04/academic-success-series-how-read-grad-school#comments Student Affairs 9257 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu SAA Student Chapter Officer Elections http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/04/saa-student-chapter-officer-elections <p>Interested in getting involved in the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter this year? Join us for our first meeting of the semester. We will be making plans for the coming year and electing officers. For more information, contact <a href="mailto:">"Anna Trammell"-trammel2, at illinois.edu-</a>.</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />242 LIS and virtually via <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">Blackboard Collaborate</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Society of American Archivists Student Chapter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/04/saa-student-chapter-officer-elections#comments 9281 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu History Salon: Vincent Golden http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/09/history-salon-vincent-golden <p>Vincent Golden (MS '96), curator of newspapers and periodicals for the American Antiquarian Society, will present, "Chasing the Dumpster: 12 years of trying to save newspapers."</p><p>This talk chronicles twelve years of trying to track down and acquire newspapers for the American Antiquarian Society. This includes attempting to find files of newspapers still held by newspaper offices, finding at-risk newspapers in historical societies and libraries, and other opportunities to build a 200-year-old collection. Golden will also highlight things learned in graduate school that were useful, as well as things learned on the job. The last part of the talk will consider the future of newspapers in collections, microfilm and digitization projects, and what the American Antiquarian Society will be doing in the years to come.</p><p>Vincent Golden received his MS from GSLIS in 1996, and subsequently worked in various departments in the Illinois Library. He served as special collections/reference librarian at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago from 1998 to 2002, and is currently curator of newspapers and periodicals at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA.</p><p>The History Salon is a forum for the exchange of ideas about the history of books, libraries, and information. Activities are free and open to the public. For more information and abstracts of past events, visit the <a href="http://historysalon.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">History Salon website</a>.</p><p><strong>Location:</strong><br />131 LIS and virtually at <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting" target="_blank">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>. </p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/09/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/09/history-salon-vincent-golden#comments 9282 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Faculty Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/10/gslis-faculty-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 131 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/10/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">2:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/10/gslis-faculty-meeting#comments 9135 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Corporate Roundtable http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/12/gslis-corporate-roundtable <p>Speakers: James Blank (MS '97) and Eric McAllister, Caterpillar, Inc.<br />Topic: "Leveraging Enterprise Search to Solve Business Problems: A case study from Caterpillar, Inc."<em><br /></em>For more information or to RSVP, please email <a href="mailto:">"Sharon Johnson"-sdjohnson, at illinois.edu-</a> or phone (217) 244-3274.</p><p>The GSLIS Corporate Roundtable (CRT) returns to the Research Park to present “Leveraging Enterprise Search to Solve Business Problems: A case study from Caterpillar Inc." The session, co-lead by Caterpillar’s Senior Technical Knowledge Specialist James Blank (MS '97) and Enterprise Search Architect Eric McAllister, will be held at the University of Illinois Research Park, Enterprise Works Building, 60 Hazelwood Drive (corner of Oak Street and Hazelwood), Suite 130. There is ample free parking.</p><p>Corporations use enterprise search software to make content from multiple enterprise data repositories, such as databases, custom applications, and off the shelf software, searchable to employees, customers, suppliers, and other defined audiences. To get the maximum value from enterprise search, it is important to choose the search software that is the right fit for your organization's needs. Which sources do you select, for which audience, to solve business problems? Hear how Caterpillar Inc.’s IT and the engineering library collaborated to choose and then leverage a new enterprise search tool to create a product development search to improve findability and engineering efficiency in a global organization. </p><p><strong>Attendees are encouraged to confirm their participation no later than Friday, September 6</strong> either by <a href="mailto:">"email"-sdjohnso, at illinois.edu-</a> or phone, (217) 244-6473. Box lunches will be provided for those attending in person. Please advise if there are any dietary restrictions. Those joining the discussion remotely will be provided with a local and toll-free number for dial-in. Web conference connection will be available through Microsoft Lync. Watch for a confirmation email to attendees on Tuesday, September 9 with final details and remote instructions. </p><p>We look forward to welcoming you to another informative, engaging CRT.  Recommendations for future topics or presenters are always welcome.  Please reserve Friday, November 7 for the last 2014 CRT.</p><h3>Speak bios:</h3><p><strong>James Blank</strong> is a senior technical knowledge specialist in Caterpillar Inc.’s engineering library. He leads process improvement teams that positively impact enterprise knowledge management in product development. Since joining Caterpillar in 2000, Blank’s responsibilities have included many library functions, such as cataloguing, acquisitions, collection development, reference, and website administration. In 2012, Blank was awarded the Engineering Librarian of the Year Award by the Engineering Division of Special Libraries Association. A GSLIS graduate (MS’97), Blank has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University (’92) and Illinois State University (’96) respectively.</p><p><strong>Eric McAllister</strong> is a 6 Sigma Black Belt in the Enterprise Web Solutions team at Caterpillar Inc. The team delivers process and performance improvements for customers, dealers, and employees through enterprise search, web content management, and enterprise portal solutions. Joining Caterpillar in 1999, Eric has enjoyed practicing his technology tradecraft as an application developer in logistics for external and internal clients, infrastructure delivery for web content management, and enterprise search architecture. He recently transformed enterprise search through a multi-generation project, implementing a new search engine powering two new search portals and replacing the previous search for over two hundred websites, two portals, and stand-alone applications. Following his service in the U.S. Navy as aviation anti-submarine warfare operation, McAllister earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems at Missouri State University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1998.  He went on to earn his MBA at Illinois State University in 2012.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> University of Illinois Research Park, Enterprise Works, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Suite 130, Champaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/12/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/09/12/gslis-corporate-roundtable#comments 8102 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu