Interested in an academic library job?

Terry Burton, an alum and formerly at Ebling Health Sciences Library is now Dean of Library Services Umass Dartmouth. He will be hiring 3 librarians this spring (two liaison librarians to Engineering and Nursing and one metadata librarian) and a number more over the next couple of years. He hopes to see applications from SLIS! He will be at SLIS Monday, Mar 3 and we invite students to talk with him over lunch (provided) in the Commons. Dean Burton has also done resume reviewing for SLIS in the past and is willing to make some half hour one-to-one appointments that day as well.

To RSVP for lunch 12-1  (we’d like some idea of count for food) or to
make an appointment for a resume review session, email:

Amy Maurer at

If you want an appointment, please indicate
possible time(s) among these:

  •  11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm

Flexibility of at least 2 possibles will increase your chances of being accommodated.

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ALSO Social

Hope everyone had a pleasing first two weeks of the spring semester, easing back into routines and navigating campus in the frigid cold.

We wanted to have a chance to reacquaint ourselves with our fellow SLISers after the long holiday break.

So please join ALSO for a relaxing brew and  chinwagging starting at 5:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5th at The Rat.

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WAAL 2014 Call for Posters

The WAAL 2014 Conference Planning Committee is accepting proposals for posters to be presented at Choose Your Adventure: WAAL 2014 Annual Conference. The conference will take place at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, April 30- May 2. The poster session will be on Thursday May 1st, 2:30- 4:00PM, set-up at 2:00 PM.

Proposals are due by Friday February 7th, 2014.

Poster session proposals are welcome from any person or organization who has ideas to present to Wisconsin’s academic library community.

All poster presenters will be assigned a skirted table space. No other equipment will be provided. Wireless internet access will be available.

Awards will be given for Best Content, Best Visual Display, and Best Student Poster.

To submit a poster session proposal, please fill out the following form:
The form will ask you for the following information:
1. Abstract of the poster content (150 words or less). The submitted abstract for accepted proposals will appear in the conference program.
2. Presenter name(s), institutional affiliation(s)
3. Contact information
4. Type of equipment you will bring (examples: laptop, Wii).

Please send questions to Renee Ettinger via email:

WAAL 2014 Conference Planning Committee  c/o Renee Ettinger

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For all you Distance Students!

Take a look at today’s post from Hack Library School! This distance-student gives advice on how to stay up-to-date with the “water-cooler library talk.” Great tips for on-campus students, as well!

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LibGuide Workshop on 11.4.13!

ALSO is excited to announce that Rebecca Payne, Reference and Instruction Librarian from Memorial Library, will be facilitating a LibGuide Workshop on Monday, November 4th from 4pm to 5pm in the SLIS Computer Lab.

The session will be in two parts.  The first part is an informational presentation on the Springshare LibGuide platform.  During the second part of the workshop participants will be given a chance to test out the software.  The workshop is open to any and all SLIS students interested in learning more about LibGuides, no registration required.


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Mark your calendars for the 2013 Open Access Week Lecture Panel!

To honor 2013 Open Access Week (October 21-27), ALSO is hosting an Open Access Panel  brown-bag from 12-1pm on Wednesday, October 23rd in SLIS Commons (Rm 4207, Helen C. White).  Bring your lunch, or enjoy the available snacks and coffee, and get informed about Open Access issues, initiatives, and debates on campus and beyond  Speakers this year will include:

  • Nancy SimsCopyright Program Librarian of The University of Minnesota Libraries, Open Access debates
  • Carrie Nelson, Public Services/Instructional Content Librarian at College Library, Open Educational Resources
  • Ryan SchryverReserves and Information Services Librarian at Wendt Library and Research Data Services, Open Data and the OSTP memo
  • Julie Schneider, Director of Ebling Library, Public Access initiatives

We’ll see you there!

Feel free to distribute our OA flyer to promote the event.

For more information on Open Access Week, visit:

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Edgewood College Library Tour

On Monday, October 7th, the library director at Edgewood College will be giving ALSO a tour of its library.  We will be meeting outside of Helen C. White at 3 pm if you would like a ride to Edgewood. If you don’t need a ride we will see you at the library at 3:15 pm!

The library address is: 
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711

Hope to see you all there! This is a wonderful opportunity to see how a small academic library operates!

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Poll for LibGuide workshop time

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First Agenda Meeting!

Stop by the SLIS Commons this Wednesday (10/2) at 5 p.m. to learn about all of the activities ALSO has planned for the semester!

We are going to discuss:

  • The Edgewood Library Tour – Talk to librarians about the differences and similarities between a large academic library and a small academic library
  • Open Access Week Panel – Learn who will be on the panel
  • Lib Guide Workshop
  • A few other topics and any ideas you have

Hope to see you there!


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Research Data Services Workshop

Research Data Services is proud to present the first workshop in its 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management:

Introduction to Research Data Management Services at UW-Madison

September 10, 2013, 12-1pm, SLIS Lounge

4207 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street

Wondering what a data management plan is? Why funders are asking for something called metadata? Where you will store your data and make it accessible to colleagues? If so, learn about many of the research data resources available to UW-Madison researchers. Speakers involved with assisting researchers with data management issues will speak on a variety of issues and services.

Participants include:

  • Ryan Schryver (Wendt Commons): Research Data Services and MINDS@UW
  • Alan Wolf (Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology): Advanced Computing Infrastructure
  • Trisha Adamus (Ebling Library): ORCID and VIVO, tools to facilitate collaboration
  • Tom Mish (School of Medicine and Public Health): Data security

Please register for this FREE event here Snacks and coffee will be provided.

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data is made possible by the generosity of UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, the UW-Madison General Library System, Ebling Library and the UW-Madison Division of Information Technology.

Have questions? Contact:

Erin Carrillo
Science Information Services Librarian
Steenbock Memorial Library, Rm. 119
550 Babcock Dr.
Madison WI 53706
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