Tuesday, July 17, 2007

SLIS Library Volunteers Sing & Read

SLIS Library volunteers

Last Tuesday SLIS Library volunteers visited the Allied Drive Learning Center to read aloud to Kindergarten and 1st grade students. The central theme was "music & rhythm." One volunteer lead the group in an orchestra song, "Via Via Violaaaaaa" and another brought Emily, a red-haired puppet to convince the whole group to sing, "Read a Book!"

The group enjoyed interacting with these books.
  • What DO Teachers DO (After YOU Leave School)? by Anne Bowen
  • Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat by Gene Baer
  • Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney
This coming Tuesday, the Map Library volunteers will go to Allied Drive to read books about camping. If you are interested in coming along or learning more about the Allied Drive Story Time, please contact Elissa.
epurvis at wisc . edu

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Website

If you are reading this, you've probably noticed that the SLIS Laboratory Library website looks a "little" different. Welcome to our new website! We have reorganized and added new features to the website to better serve you. One of those features is our new Meebo IM widget. During library hours, desk staff will be available to answer any questions you might have. We have also added a new category- LIS Professional Resources. Here you can find lists for LIS conferences, LIS job websites, and (my favorite) RSS feeds from a select group of LIS blogs covering a range of topics from general news (LISNews) to technology (LibrarianInBlack) to cataloging (025.431). Have a look around and tell us what you think!