Brenda L. Battleson writes "As many of the UB MLS program alumni are aware, the Department of Library Studies is developing a mechanism for gathering more input from alumni via an advisory council. There are many of us who would like to keep informed of happenings in the program and share our opinions with the department and the advisory group. We all have experiences in our positions as librarians, information specialists, systems people, and managers that would be very helpful to the program as they continually evolve to educate the librarians that we may be in a position to hire one day.
There is a listserv already established for the alumni although it has been dormant for some time. It is a perfect medium for contributing to the program's future, especially as they prepare for their ALA review regarding the conditional accreditation. I encourage all who care about the program and about the education of 21st century librarians to subscribe to this list.
Go to The UB Listserv Page and
Enter LIS-LIST in the box and click "continue"
You will be asked for your name and email address as well as how you would like to receive the postings. Most people just leave the default buttons marked as is.
Click "Join LIS-LIST" and follow the instructions from there.
Keeping the DLIS informed of the needs of today's librarians is our responsibility to the profession. More easily opening the lines of communication is the best first step."