New LIS LibGuide Unveiled at LISSO Meeting

New LIS LibGuide Unveiled at LISSO Meeting

The room was packed for the first LISSO meeting of the year, held on September 1 in the main SLIS classroom.

Karen Fischer, SLIS liaison and Collection Analysis and Planning Librarian, presented a LibGuide for SLIS students that she built this summer. It is now linked from the main SLIS homepage as well as from the “Resources by Subject” page of the University of Iowa Libraries.

The guide includes links to and tips for using LIS databases, including a newly purchased one called LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts) that is powered by CSA.

Fischer says the LISA database is especially good for information science, information management and artificial intelligence research. It also includes abstracts from the computer science discipline. InfoLink buttons will guide students to full-text resources of the abstracted articles.

Another feature is a library job resource page, which includes general and specific sites that list jobs as well as sites that help library students prepare for finding a job. Fischer encouraged students to email her at her UIowa account with suggestions about any part of the LibGuide.

LISSO Meeting, September 2010

Other tabs on the LibGuide include “LIS Organizations and Blogs” and “Citing Sources”.

The next LISSO meeting will be Wednesday, October 1, 2010. Watch the SLIS listserv for more details.