Library Liaison Lecture Series – Erin Harper

Monday, March 25 @ 5:00-6:00pm

Erin Harper, Technical Services Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

http://www.edwardswildman.com/

P206

ALA-SC is continuing to sponsor this fantastic lecture series that highlights “the good, the bad, and the pretty cool parts” of librarianship by inviting you to hear from real librarians working in various aspects of the profession. Those of you who attended the first lecture know the value of this experience and since the events are highly informal, feel free to drop in to listen as you can.

 

March/April Meeting of the ALA-SC Book Club

Thursday, April 4th at 5:00pm at Thornton’s Fenway Grill, 100 Peterborough Street

The second ALA-SC book group meeting will take place in the first week of April with the theme (as suggested at the last meeting) of time travel!!

Remember how it works? Each month, we select a theme and suggest a few titles based on that theme. At our monthly meeting, we start with a discussion on those books, but encourage everyone to bring their own book suggestions that incorporate the theme. At the end of our lively discussion, we create a Reader’s Advisory List for anyone looking for great, ALASC-approved book recommendations. The Reader’s Advisory list for the last meeting (Theme: Breakups) is now available here.

Since we are going to try to have this meeting off campus, please send a quick email to our Information Coordinator, Kristy Lockhart at kristy.lockhart2@simmons.edu, if you plan to attend (even if you’re not sure) so that we can ensure there is enough space.

April’s theme is “Time Travel”

Our suggested April titles are:

Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

Shoeless Joe by William Kinsella

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Blackout by Connie Willis

A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones

Library Liaison Lecture Series – Betty Edwards

Tuesday, April 9 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Betty Edwards, Librarian, Draper Laboratories

http://www.draper.com/

P206

ALA-SC is continuing to sponsor this fantastic lecture series that highlights “the good, the bad, and the pretty cool parts” of librarianship by inviting you to hear from real librarians working in various aspects of the profession. Those of you who attended the first lecture know the value of this experience and since the events are highly informal, feel free to drop in to listen as you can.

 

The NEW ALASC Book Club

Wednesday, February 27th at 5:30pm in the Faculty Lounge

We’re rebooting the GSLIS Book Club! Each month we will be reading around a theme instead of a single book. February’s theme is “Breakups” and we encourage you to read a book from the list below or bring your own suggestion of amazing breakup reads–there is absolutely NO reading requirement.. just great conversation about books we love.

 

SUGGESTIONS:

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Why We Broke Up By David Handler

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

“Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding

ALASC General Meeting – Spring 2013

The ALASC General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 13th in the 2nd floor Student Lounge at 5:00pm. 

This semester we are planning even more events to help you get to know other students, faculty and information professionals already working in the field. Come out and join us on Wednesday to find out how you can get involved with ALASC—by attending events, following us on social media or even by creating your own student-led projects. We want your input on the kinds of things that interest you!

Snacks will be provided so come join us!

Hope to see you there.

Student Leadership Open House

The Student Leadership Open House will be taking place tonight from 5pm to 7pm in the Matarazzo Student Lounge. Current officers from all the student groups will be on hand in the lounge to answer any questions you might have and to encourage students to think about running for election in the spring term.

Specifically, ALA-SC will be seeking nominations for the position of Events Coordinator in the spring. If you think would like to run, or would like more information, please take a few minutes this evening to swing by and talk to us!

Haunted Harvard Square Ghost Tours

Do you love a frighteningly good time? Love a good ghost story? ALA-SC will be organizing a Haunted Harvard Square Ghost Tour for interested students on the evening of Wednesday, October 24th. The tour will start at 7:30 but pleas arrive by 7:15. The tickets are $4 (plus a processing fee)You can purchase tickets here!

Project Manager Meeting

A general meeting will take place on Thursday, October 18th in the 2nd floor Student Lounge at 5:00pm for anyone interested in finding out more about being a project manager and some potential projects we are looking for people to run with. Come and join us for some snacks and some conversation about Project Managing!

Hope to see you there.

ALASC Fall General Meeting

The ALA-SC General Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 20th in the 2nd floor Student Lounge at 5:00pm. Come and join us to find out about getting involved in some great projects like movie nights, podcasts, field trips, readings, etc.

We’re looking for students that have their own ideas about the kinds of things they would like to see organized at GSLIS this term and also any students who would like to actively participate in making some of those projects a reality. All levels of enthusiasm are welcome… even if you just want to come for the snacks!

Hope to see you there.