Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who celebrated their 20th birthday just two weeks ago?

- “Born” on March 13, 1989
- “Birthed” at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (aka CERN Laboratory)
- “Inception” by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with his authorship of the paper "Information Management: A Proposal”

Do you think you know the answer? Email your guess to the SLIS Library ( and you will be entered for the chance to win a special library-related prize!

Certificate of Birth
___???____ was born to Sir Tim Berners-Lee
on this thirteenth day of March 1989
at CERNuropean Organisation for Nuclear Research.

Reply By: April 3rd.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Next Chapter in Wireless Reading- Stay informed on the latest technologies!

Alternative formats are becoming more popular and mainstream than ever. The Amazon Kindle 2 is the latest electronic reader. Books download to the Kindle in less than five seconds. It's not back lit like a computer, which makes it especially easy to read. A keyboard is included to make annotations, as well as to look up words in the built-in dictionary. It's so slim, (1/3 inch!) you can practically take it anywhere. It can also hold up to 1500 books!! The Kindle has a unique file type, so there's no need to ever connect to a computer. You can browse Amazon. com Kindle store on the Kindle itself as well.
Learn more here.
Also, check out the Sony Reader here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

SLIS Library Workshops and the last Open Source Webinar

Have you checked out the SLIS library workshop schedule yet? We scheduled various great workshops this semester, including Ms Office software, online databases and other useful LIS resources. All workshops are in the SLIS Computer Lab (Click Here for Schedule). Welcome to drop-in any of them. Here are the workshops in the following weeks:

- Instructor: Crystle Martin
- Date: Tuesday, March 3, 1:00-2:00
ProQuest: Historical Newspapers
- Instructor: Peggy Cruse
- Date: Monday, March 9, 2:00-3:00
New Tools
- Instructors: Crystle Martin and Melissa Adler
- Date: Friday, March 13, 11:00-12:00
ProQuest: Historical Newspapers
- Instructor: Peggy Cruse
- Date: Monday, March 23, 2:00-3:00
Collection Manager
- Instructor: Sheliah Harrington
- Date: Thursday, March 26, noon-1:00

Also, SLIS library registered for a series of WiLS Open Source Webinars, and we will be having the last Webinar this Friday. You can find out more about Open Source Webinars at

Friday Webinar: Google Sites and Apps for non-profits
- Date: Friday, March 6, noon-1:00
- Location: Cat Lab