SLIS Welcomes New Students

SLIS Welcomes New Students

SLIS welcomed 27 new students into the college this year. The students arrived here from states across the country, from New Jersey to Texas to Arizona.   Most of the students, however, hail from Iowa.

New Student Orientation was held August 19th at the Main Library. Students were welcomed with a continental breakfast and enjoyed presentations by current LISSO officers Samantha Bouwers, Danielle Cannon, Melody Dworak, and Julie Zimmerman. Current faculty introduced themselves and a guest panel of SLIS Alumni currently working in the field provided their insight on day-to-day issues in the field. The panel included Bill Musser, Librarian at Seed Savers Exchange in Deeorah, Iowa; Beth Swantz, Teacher Librarian at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa; Abigail Levine, IT Training Supervisor for Sedwick. LLP in Chicago, Illinois; Eric Jennings, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; and Sarah Meyer-Reyerson, Director of Waverly Public Library. Students were able to mingle with the panel, faculty and each other during lunch.

Classes started August 22nd, with almost all students enrolled in their three foundational classes: Computing Foundation taught by Haowei Hsieh, Conceptual Foundation taught by Jim Elmborg, and Cultural Foundation with Joan Bessman Taylor. We are excited to start this academic year and see what these new students have to offer!