CLIS Student Chapter of the American Library Association

Early Bird Registration for ALA in Anaheim March 4, 2008

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If you are planning to attend the ALA Annual Conference this summer, make sure to register by this Friday, March 7, to take advantage of Early Bird discounts.  (The early registration fee for students is only $85.)  The conference will take place from June 26 to July 2, 2008, in Anaheim, California.  To register or to get more information, see the conference website:


My Favorite Sunday Program June 25, 2007

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Two of the Connecticut Librarians, Barbara Bailey and Peter Chase (both seated) spoke about their National Security Letter ordeal this morning. I saw Peter Chase and George Christian speaking at the University of Vermont over spring break and thought they gave a wonderful presentation and knew it would be worth revisiting. If you aren’t familiar with their story, check out some of these links:

NY Times Story

American Libraries

Sivacracy (with text of the NSL)


ALA Annual Updates June 23, 2007

Filed under: ALA Conference — simmons5 @ 5:36 pm

Last night members of CLIS-ALA attended the premier of the Hollywood Librarian. As you can see Dave Gayer (one of our newest members 🙂 ) was dressed for the occasion. He calls this ensemble tux and chucks. The premier was a big event with an estimated 5,000 attendees.

Tonight we will be joining members of the University of Michigan SI student chapter for a happy hour


Fadó Irish Pub
808 7th Street NW
(202) 789-0066

This may turn into a roaming happy hour, so if you’d like to come, but don’t plan on making it at 7:45 e-mail clisala.exec at for cell phone numbers.


ALA Annual Conference: Day One June 22, 2007

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We kicked on ALA Annual 2007 with our first of two happy hours yesterday. For those of you who missed out, don’t worry, there is another one coming up soon.

Some of us will also be joining students from the University of Michigan at their happy hour tomorrow evening ~7:30. The location is TBA, so if you’d like to come, e-mail us at clisala.exec at for contact information.

This afternoon a bunch of us will be attending the New Members Round Table meeting at 4PM if you’d like to join us.

We’ll be sticking around for the premier of the Hollywood Librarian at 8:00. This is a free event, but seats are limited, so be sure to show up early as many people plan to attend.


CLIS ALA Conference Mixer: Sunday, 6/24 at RFD June 8, 2007

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CLIS ALA Conference Mixer – Sunday,
June 24 at RFD Washington

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The CLIS Chapter of the University of Maryland Alumni Association, the CLIS Student Chapter of the ALA and the Dean of the College of Information Studies invite all members of the CLIS community to join us for a friendly gathering during the Washington D.C. ALA Conference. We will get together on Sunday, June 24 2007, from 5PM to 7PM [or later] at D.A.’s RFD Washington. We will provide some light snacks. There will be a broad selection of craft beer available on tap and in bottles on a cash bar basis.

In addition to having an opportunity to network and catch up with CLIS alumni from all over the world, we will be celebrating several events: The CLIS Chapter has been awarded a grant from Alumni Associations International to start a newsletter for alumni, and we’ll have a representative from that organization to make a presentation. In addition, we will recognize Alice Hagemeyer (’76) – the first CLIS alumna to be named an honorary lifetime member of the American Library Association.

If you plan to attend, please Email Rob Jenson (ferthalangur at gmail com).


CLIS-ALA to Host Two Happy Hours During ALA Annual Conference June 6, 2007

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Waiting for a beer (Cavalier92)

(Waiting for a beer by Cavalier92)

CLIS-ALA will be hosting happy hours during the conference:

Thursday, June 21st from 4-7 PM

Capital City Brewing Company

1100 New York Ave., NW


Monday, June 25th from 4-7 PM

Old Dominion Brewhouse

1219 9th St., NW

We have sent word out to other ALA student chapters and hope to meet up with students from around the country! Even if you won’t be attending the conference, this will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones at the same time.


ALA Annual Conference: Online Orientation May 8, 2007

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ALA Annual Conference 2007


Today ALA sent out the first of a series of weekly e-mails to conference attendees. If have yet to sign up, here is this week’s installment of the online orientation:

ALA Annual Conference is just six weeks away.  We want to provide you with email orientations between now
and then that will help you get the most out of your conference experience.  Today's email will focus on
navigating the program tracks and the city, plus a few "don't miss" activities.  As always, if you have
questions about conference, you can visit the website at, and the conference wiki at, or you can email