CLIS Student Chapter of the American Library Association

Learn about the Lubuto Library Project March 20, 2008

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Jane Kinney Meyers will speak about her work with the Lubuto Library Project next Wednesday, March 26, 4:00-5:00pm in Hornbake 2119. Ms. Meyers is a recipient of one of the University’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni awards, and president of the Project, which creates libraries to serve street children in Africa. Beginning with one hundred libraries in Zambia, these centers aim to provide vulnerable children opportunities for learning, enrichment and hope. Please join us next week to hear Ms. Meyer’s fascinating story. For more information about the Lubuto Library Project see:


Welcome Back Coffee Hour! February 11, 2008

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CLIS ALA will be hosting a coffee hour this Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the CLIS Lounge (room 4114). Stop by for some coffee and snacks and to hear about our plans for the upcoming semester.

We hope to see you there!


Happy Hour: Wendesday, Sept. 26th at RiRa in Bethesda September 23, 2007

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This semester we will be rotating our happy hours, selecting different areas and alternating evenings in hopes that everyone will be able to make it out at some point.

So this week we’ve chosen RiRa in Bethesda. It’s about two blocks from the Bethesda Metro stop at:

4931 Elm St,+bethesda&ie=UTF8&ll=38.983231,-77.096858&spn=0.006755,0.019956&z=16&om=1

Happy Hour specials include:

Happy Hour Menu with discount food and appetizers

$2 domestic bottles

$3 draft imports

Half-off martinis

We’ll be planning out our semester activities shortly, so come and give us some input on what you would like to see the chapter do this fall.


Speaking of Books Event: Wednesday, Nov. 7th September 19, 2007

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Robert Friedel, professor of history at the University of Maryland,
will discuss his new book, “A Culture of Improvement: Technology and
the Western Millennium,” on Wednesday, November 7, beginning at
4:00 p.m. in McKeldin 6137.

Among the questions Professor Friedel poses in his book are:
Why does technology change over time, how does it change, and
what difference does it make? Surveying a thousand years of
Western history, he argues that technological change comes largely
through the pursuit of improvement--the deep-rooted belief that
things could be done in a better way.

Professor Friedel’s talk is a part of the series
“Speaking of Books … Conversations with Campus Authors,”
organized by the University of Maryland Libraries' Humanities Team.
Copies of “A Culture of Improvement” will be available for purchase,
and Professor Friedel will sign books following his talk. 

Refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.   

For further information about the talk, contact Eric Lindquist
at 301-314-7266 or; or Tim Hackman at 301-314-8521 or
For further information about the “Speaking of Books” series,
consult the “Speaking of Books” website (

Happy Hour: Tuesday, September 11th at Franklins September 10, 2007

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photo by Mr. T in DC  / CC on flickr

We’ll be having our first happy hour of the semester tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11th at Franklins (5121 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville) from 5:00-7:00pm.

For those of you that don’t drive to campus, you may want to look into using the new Rt. 1 Corridor shuttle which will take you from the Stamp Student Union to Franklins. As another alternative, you could just e-mail us (clisala.exec at and ask for a ride.

For those of you who are new to the chapter, or haven’t joined yet, this would be a good time to  meet some of our members and find out how to get involved.


National Book Festival September 5, 2007

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The Library of Congress is holding this year’s National Book Festival on Saturday, September 29th. Laura Bush will be hosting this event on the National Mall (between 7th and 14th streets) from 10am to 5pm.

At least 50 well known authors are invited to attend each year. Festival events include readings and book signings by authors and illustrators, musical performances, storytelling, and exhibitions from reading promotion organizations and the Library of Congress.

 This would be an excellent opportunity for a chapter social event. If you are interested in attending, e-mail us at clisala.exec at


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).