Library and Information Science Student and Alumni Association (LISSAA)
The mission of the Library and Information Science Student and Alumni Association (LISSAA) of the Morgridge College of Education of the University of Denver is to provide a gateway to the professional world of librarianship. As a network of students and other information professionals dedicated to the success of all students in the Library and Information Science program (LIS), the association will complement classroom education by sponsoring professional development and leadership workshops, speakers, and programs. LISSAA will provide a conduit for open communications among the student body, the library and information professionals, the LIS program, and the Morgridge College of Education.
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LISSAA (The Library and Information Science Student and Alumni Association) is sponsoring a mentoring program. This program is an opportunity for students and alumni to share information, ideas and wisdom. We are sure it will be a positive experience for new students, students who have been in the program for awhile, and for alumni.
The mentoring program has several goals:
It will pair new students with students who have been in the LIS program for while. New students will benefit from the advice of experienced students.
Students who are close to graduation can be connected with alumni who are currently working in the library field. These students will gain valuable insight into the "real world" of the library and information professions.
Students who wish to make a connection with another student or alum will benefit from this networking opportunity.
Alumni will serve our profession and connect with the next generation of professionals.
If you are an LIS student who would like a mentor or if you are a student or alumn who would like to serve as a mentor, please send an email to Mary Stansbury. It will be helpful to send us the following information. This information will help LISSAA pair students and mentors with similar interests and goals.
Students wishing to be paired with a mentor:
What is your area of concentration within the LIS program?
How many credits have you completed?
What is your career goal? (academic, public, special, etc.)
Where are you located geographically? (Denver metro - north, south, Boulder, Colorado Springs, etc.)
Students and alumni wishing to serve as mentors:
What is your area of specialty? (academic, public, special, etc.)
Where are you located geographically? (Denver metro-north, south, Boulder, Colorado Springs, etc.)
We look forward to hearing from many of you!
Library Job Postings:
Colorado State Library Jobline: http://www.libraryjobline.org/index.php
American Association of Law Libraries Job Placement Listing: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Careers/career-center
American Library Association: http://ala.org/ala/educationcareers/index.cfm
American Society for Information Science Jobline: http://www.asis.org/careers.html
American Theological Library Association: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/jobs/Pages/default.aspx
Association of Research Libraries: http://www.arl.org/resources/careers/
College & Research Libraries Academic Library Employment: http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/academic.htm
Denver Public Library: http://denverlibrary.org/about/jobs/index.html
Library and Information Technology Association: http://www.ala.org/lita/professional/jobs
Library Job Postings on the Internet: http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/
Special Libraries Association: http://sla.org/access-membership/careers/
Other useful tips:
Check state library association websites, they are an excellent source for job seekers.
Check out Denver Public Library's list of electronic resources for job seekers http://denverlibrary.org/research-topics/132
Job Search Sites:
These sites are for a wide variety of jobs, but you can also use keywords to search for library positions.
America's Job Bank: http://www.ajb.org/
AALL - American Association of Law Libraries http://www.aallnet.org.
AIIP - Association of Independent Information Professionals http://www.aiip.org.
ALA - American Library Association http://www.ala.org.
ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education http://www.alise.org
ASIST - American Society for Information Science and Technology http://www.asis.org/
CAL - Colorado Association of Libraries http://www.cal-webs.org
CEMA - Colorado Educational Media Association http://cemacolorado.org/
CLA - Colorado Library Association http://www.cla-web.org Visit this site also for links to all Colorado area library systems and local organizations.
CoALL - Colorado Association of Law Libraries http://aallnet.org/chapter/coall/
LITA - Library and Information Technology Association http://www.lita.org
Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA http://rockymountain.sla.org/
SLA - Special Libraries Association http://www.sla.org