Month: June 2009

Lace up those sensible running shoes…

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EDIT 8/23/09: Web registration for the race is now live–check the link below. You can also register by mail.

UB Student ALA is proud to announce one of our service activities for Fall 2009: running in the Linda Yalem Safety Run, a 5K race held every year on the North Campus. This year the race is being held on Sunday, September 27, starting at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race support safety and rape-prevention programming at UB. If you’re not interested in running or walking (or some combination thereof), the race also needs volunteers in other capacities; more info can be found at the link.

Registration for the 2009 race is not live yet, but we’re telling you about it so far in advance so you can save the date and, if you want, start training. Email ubstudentala at gmail dot com to be put in touch with fellow students who have already started training, in Rochester and Buffalo.

Stay tuned for more info about other service, networking, and social opportunities through the summer and fall. Good luck in those summer classes!


Librarians To Take Over Niagara Falls, Possibly Canada

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The 2009 New York Library Association Conference will be held locally this year–it’s in Niagara Falls from October 14-17. It’ll be a great opportunity to network, see some of your professors, co-workers, and even fellow students and alumni present on a variety of topics, and, of course, pick up some library-related swag. Early registration is pretty cheap, and remember that as a student you are eligible for funding from both LIS-GSA and big-brother (UB-wide) GSA. You can also join NYLA and ALA at a discounted price–check out the tab at the top of this page for more info.

UB-people presenting include (apologies to anyone I forgot!): Valerie Nesset, Jim Tammaro, Bridget Schumacher, Stacy Person and Andrea Tillinghast-Thompson. If that’s not enough, the guys from Unshelved will be there, and so will upstate’s own Joyce Carol Oates.

You can download the program, learn more, and register at the link above. There is also a Facebook group floating around out there. And if you do want to visit the homeland of Tim Hortons while you’re at the conference, remember you now need to bring a passport or enhanced license. Have fun!

ETA: Since a lot of UB students will probably be going to NYLA, the student groups (ALA, GSA, SLAB) will probably be planning a group meet-up or something like that. Stay tuned to the various blogs, websites, listserves, and general scuttlebutt for more info.