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SIS Meeting Notice, April 25, 2013

Thursday evening program, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


The Fantastic Challenges of Librarianship are found in speaker Laurie Bates-Weir’s Wanting What You Can’t Have: Independent Scholars, Information Vagabonds, and Inaccessible InformationPatrons only search in and want articles from their own libraries’ databases, right? Sadly, that’s a “no.” Public libraries provide access to lots of great databases, but some patrons want--and really need--more than their local libraries will ever be able to offer.  Let’s discuss some of the fantastic challenges librarians and patrons face trying to get access to what they can’t have.

Palmetto Branch Library (
Manatee County Public Library System)
923 6th Street West, 
Palmetto, FL 34221


Sandwiches from Publix, $10.00 per person. Various meat & vegetarian sandwiches, a side, drink, and a cookie included. The food is optional. If you RSVP and order a meal, please consider it an obligation to pay even if you cannot make the meeting, since SIS must turn in the headcount for the meals in advance.

                $10.00, payable by check or cash at the meeting. 
                $10.50, payable by credit card in advance (see link below)

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

   6:00-6:15 -  Meet and Greet.

   6:15-6:45 - Dinner and business meeting
   6:45-7:45 - Program and discussion. Speaker Laurie Bates.

Note: the library closes at 8:00 pm.

RSVP by Monday, April 22nd, 2013 RSVP on-line and indicate if you will be ordering a meal. For questions or to change your response, contact Mēgan Oliver at

          RSVP Link


 If you want to pay in advance for the meal by credit card, please continue to to the PayPal site. Be sure to indicate the Member/Guest name(s) when you pay.