SIS Celebrates NLW

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The students in LIS 2830, Marketing Libraries, have developed several projects to observe National Library Week (NLW), April 2-8, 2006. The theme of this year's event is "Change Your World @ Your Library." The students are creating a vodcast promoting libraries and hosting "Speed Networking: Meet Your Research Partner" which will bring together researchers from diverse fields. Both projects, planned and implemented by the students, will showcase the impact that libraries can have on our lives and our communities.

The vodcast will premiere during NLW and offers a lighthearted look at the possibilities for changing the world. Titled "Rock n' Roll Library," it features the transformation of a young college student by simply checking out a few books from the library. The short film, in tribute to this year's NLW theme, encourages viewers to look beyond routine library resources. Even before its release, "Rock n' Roll Library" has been getting national attention via a blog on ALA TechSource, which features weekly posts about the project. Visit to follow this group of students as they utilize technology to mark the celebrations.

Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend "Speed Networking: Meet Your Research Partner," scheduled for Thursday, April 6, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in 527 William Pitt Union. Based on the "speed dating" concept, speed networking will allow researchers to discuss their work in the hopes of finding others in the region with similar interests. This event is intended to facilitate the open discussion of research ideas within and across disciplines. Rotating around the room, each participant will have two minutes to share his/her research interests with each of the other participants one-on-one. No reservations are required. Researchers from Pitt and CMU are invited to join in this event.

SIS invites you to participate in "Speed Networking" to discover the research possibilities available to you. In addition, be sure to view "Rock n' Roll Library" and join in the National Library Week celebrations.