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Bake Sale


Want to help out a SLIS student organization or get more involved? The UK ALA Student Chapter will be holding a bake sale to raise funds for programs and events. The bake sale will take place onOctober 22nd and 23rd from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. at the Student Center.


We need baked good donations! We would love cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats, cupcakes, cake pops, and layer bars. No cakes or pies, please. If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop them off at the SLIS office (3rd floor, Little Library Building) on Monday, October 21st between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or contact Ashley DeWitt to make other arrangements. If you are interested, please fill out this quick form so we can keep track of donations: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zye84Cg1etyZUC-jq43JNl-K14OSuBKk0YAHtHTom7E/viewform


We need volunteers! SLIS students, this is your chance to start getting involved! We will need help with set-up, running the bake sale, and breaking it down. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by filling out this quick form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ynolw9Q4N8e-Idqn5I4fGzxEyL8X_7RyM5-Xy43Lt0E/viewform

Want to help, but can’t get to the SLIS office on Oct. 21st or volunteer? Please e-mail Ashley DeWitt at ashdewitt@uky.edu or one of the other UK ALA officers to see how you can help.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Spring Break at the Library of Congress

Alternative Spring Break Program
Library of Congress 
Application Deadline:  October 21, 2013
The University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science is currently soliciting applications for our 2014 Alternative Spring Break program at the Library of Congress. (Note that there will be a later call for programs at other institutions.) 
 This is an excellent opportunity for experience, leadership development and networking. Each student selected will be paired with a professional librarian who will serve as a mentor.
For each student selected, UK SLIS will make $1000 available to help with the cost of transportation and lodging (both will be the responsibility of the student). Possible housing accommodations might be found through Hotel Harrington – http://www.hotel-harrington.com/index.htm – or DC Lofty – http://www.dclofty.com/index.html.  Spring break 2013 for UK runs March 17-March 22. 
Attached to this email is a complete list of projects available to selected students at Library of Congress.
To apply to the Library of Congress Alternative Spring Break, please send a cover letter and a resume to: will.buntin@uky.edu.
Your cover letter must include 
  • name
  • home state
  • a list of courses you will complete by the end of fall 2013
  • general areas of interest
  • projects you are interested in (minimum of two; maximum of three)
  • why you are interested in those particular projects
Please submit all materials electronically to Will Buntin, will.buntin@uky.edu, no later than Noon on Monday, October 21.
For more about the alternative spring break program, go to https://ci.uky.edu/lis/asb