Greetings! I am happy to report that the DLIS Blog is up http://sjudlis.com . This began as a semester project in LIS 238 Web Design by Michelle Levy and Christina Orozco. With the support of St. John’s College, Michelle and Christina continued the development over the summer. In September, there were several rounds of review and revision until it went public on Oct 1st. In addition to information about DLIS and the MS LIS program, the blog provides a categorized and searchable organization for the information going out over the listserv. We will continue to use the listserv as an ‘alert’ mechanism. LIS 270 Colloquium will continue to serve as an information resource. LIS 270’s Blackboard platform is useful for tutorials, discussions, and organizing more-detailed information.
At the graduate assistants meeting on September 2nd, Meet-up was proposed as a vehicle to inform students of professional meetings and to connect with other students wanting to attend. This past week Michael Crossfox, the newest member of the DLIS administrative team, created the Meet-up account and emailed you an invitation to register. At the orientation, I mentioned the importance of being involved in professional organizations. Local chapters are available in New York and in most metropolitan areas near our distant students. Participating in local chapters may lead to valuable internships during your program of study and potential job opportunities upon graduation. It’s never too early to get involved.