New OLISSA President-elect

December 9, 2006

Congratulations to David LaFleur on becoming the new OLISSA President-elect! I have confidence that David will do well in this position and be a valuable resource to the SLIS student body and the faculty.


Bye Bye Katie

December 8, 2006

At today’s faculty meeting, a vote was taken and the motion was approved to change the official style guide for SLIS from Turabian to Chicago. This change will be effective in the Fall 2007 semester.

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.

Here are the handouts that were used at the resume writing seminar. This handout contains a guideline for writing a strong resume, tips on answering job ads, and a sample job ad. This handout contains 50 clues to getting a job. Here is a document containing action words and phrases to use in a resume. Finally, here is a document that addresses the contents and sections of a resume and it provides examples of different styles of resumes.

OLA publication opportunity

October 23, 2006

From Janet Brennen Croft, Head of Access Services at Bizzell:

Oklahoma Librarian seeks contributions – Publication Opportunity!

For the Association’s centennial year, I am looking for brief articles on a variety of historical topics:

  • History of specific libraries in Oklahoma, particularly buildings that are celebrating their centennials as well
  • How different libraries are celebrating the state’s centennial
  • Biographical sketches of historical figures in Oklahoma librarianship (see the list of Oklahoma Library Legends for ideas)

I am also interested in:

  • Conference and workshop reports
  • Announcements of awards, achievements, and publications of librarians in Oklahoma
  • Author appearances, celebrations, and special events (including book sales) at Oklahoma libraries
  • Annotated bibliographies (not too long!) of useful websites on topics in the news or of use to librarians

Photos to accompany any of the above are encouraged. Electronic submission is preferred. Publication credits and involvement with your state organization look great on your resume!

Resume writing seminar

October 19, 2006

A resume writing seminar has been scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd from 7:30-9:00 pm. It will be held in Bizzell 104 in Norman and broadcast to Schusterman 3100 in Tulsa. If you are interested in attending this seminar and to help us ascertain a head count, please respond to this post with a comment expressing your interest, comments, or any other questions you may have about this event.

The Oklahoma Library Association is inviting OU SLIS students to submit a paper or practical application to be presented at the annual OLA Conference on April 1-3, 2007. The submission deadline is December 1, 2006. Winners of the OLA-SLIS Student Paper Competition will have their conference registration fees paid for by the Association of Library Students of Oklahoma (ALSO). Guidelines about submission of a paper or project may be found here, here, and at the OLA University and College Division site.