WELCOME TO LISSO: The University of Iowa student chapter of the American Library Association!

You are a LISSO member, dues free, as an accepted student of the School of Library and Information Science, and are invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

LISSO Meetings

LISSO will be rotating through several different meeting times in fall 2017. Check your email or the News & Events section on the homepage to stay informed of upcoming meetings.

Social Events and Initiatives

Social events and other LISSO initiatives are announced as they are planned via LISSO email, Twitter, Facebook and at LISSO meetings.

LISSO officers and members have positively impacted SLIS by:

  • Helping to facilitate new student orientations
  • Bringing in guest speakers from many different types of libraries
  • Co-hosting the "Unpacking the Library" conference
  • Hosting a book drive for the Oakdale Correctional Facility
  • Functioning as liaisons between the SLIS student body and the SLIS faculty
  • Representing SLIS interests to University administration and the ALA organization
  • Keeping SLIS students connected - and sane - via informal get-togethers and social media

LISSO Videos
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LISSO Newsletters

Starting in spring 2017, LISSO has sent out newsletters twice a month to share upcoming dates and important information about LISSO, SLIS, other student groups (B-Sides, Librarians for Social Justice), and area libraries. Here is the full archive of past and present LISSO newsletters:

November 10, 2017
October 16, 2017
September 12, 2017
April 6, 2017
March 21, 2017
February 28, 2017
February 14, 2017
February 2, 2017
January 29, 2018

Your LISSO Officers for 2017-2018

Amanda Jenkins, President

Chloe Waryan, Secretary

Hannah Hacker, Treasurer

Elizabeth Riordan, Social Chair

Willa Liburd Tavernier, Social Committee

Jill O'Neill, Social Committee

LISSO - Begin making your library connections with us!