Resume posting

November 30, 2006

If you would like to have your resume posted to the Resume section of the OLISSA website, please send it to OLISSA and we will be happy to post it.


A wiki of academic blogs

November 29, 2006

This wiki has a list of academic blogs across many fields, including library science. Check it out via the link from this entry or over to the right on the Blogroll under the entry “Academic Blog Portal”.

Funding for Tulsa students

November 27, 2006

Thanks to Dr. Martens for bringing this to our attention:

Tulsa students have funds available to them (up to $250 per student) for professional development opportunities like attending workshops and conferences. The requirements to obtain this funding are:

  • a Tulsa SLIS student representative needs to be appointed to attend the OU-Tulsa Student Affairs (OUTSA) meetings in order to help decide the group’s disbursement of funding [Meetings are held at Schusterman on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. The next meeting is December 5th].
  • Forms must be submitted with signatures from 1 SLIS faculty member and 2 fellow students. The forms may be found here and here.

These funds are a perfect opportunity for SLIS students interested in attending OLA in April or any library or KM conferences or workshops in between now and then. More information about this process may be found on the OU Tulsa Student Affairs page.

SLA Sternheim Scholarship

November 21, 2006

From Emi Bevacqua, Chair of the Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship:

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is
pleased to accept applications for the 2007 Karen Sternheim Memorial
Scholarship. This annual scholarship is designed to assist a master’s
degree student in an ALA accredited library and information studies
program planning for a career in special librarianship. The scholarship
recipient must be a permanent resident of California or Nevada. However,
there is no geographic restriction on the school in which the student is
enrolled. The amount of the scholarship this year is $3000. The
application deadline is March 16, 2007.

As Chair of the Scholarship Committee, I would appreciate your
assistance in forwarding this email to students and appropriate staff in
your program. Scholarship guidelines along with forms for application
and references, are available online at the following URL:
For any questions about the scholarship, please don’t hesitate to
contact me. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation in widely
publicizing this opportunity to your students.

From Lisa Portwood in the Center for Student Advancement:

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and encourages academic achievement in all disciplines. As part of its mission, Phi Kappa Phi announces a study abroad grant program. Thirty-eight grants of $1,000 each are awarded to deserving students annually. The application deadline is February 15, 2007.

The application and more information about the program can be found at:

We hope that you will suggest this program to deserving students who want to study abroad. For this program students do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi.

If you do know juniors or seniors who are members of the society and who are planning to attend graduate school, please suggest they look into the fellowship program. Information about these $5,000 or $2,000 scholarships can be found at:

The deadline for this application is February 1, 2007.

From Dan Kemp in Career Services:

Note to all SLIS students (in both undergraduate and graduate programs):
The College of Arts and Sciences pays the $25.00 fee for all students in CAS programs to use the full range of services offered through the O.U. Career Services office. These services include resume critiques, interviewing and job search workshops, access to on-campus interviewing, use of the Optimal Resume program for preparing resumes, and access to a number of career planning/job search resources. For more detailed information on the services available and/or to arrange for assistance, please contact OU Career Services at 325-1974 email or visit the Career Services web site at

Funding opportunity deadlines

November 16, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006: Gerd Muehsam Award for art librarianship.

Friday, December 1, 2006: Homson Financial Student Travel Award for business librarianship.

Friday, December 1, 2006: Call for papers for OLA 2007 for anyone interested in presenting a paper or practical application at the annual OLA conference on April 1-3, 2007.