What Is LISSA?

The Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) is a student organization at the USC School of Library and Information Science (SLIS).  It is also a student chapter of the American Library Association (ALA).  Our goal is to be an advocate for the professional development of all SLIS students, whether on-campus or distance education.  We strive to provide constructive experiences, both educational and interpersonal.  LISSA aims to educate you about the many aspects of the profession while in the company of friends and future colleagues, working hard and having fun along the way!

What Does LISSA Do?

• Provides members the camaraderie and social opportunities via our website, blog, and links.
• Encourages professional development and networking by volunteering and/or attending state, regional, national and international LIS conferences.
• Sponsors monthly colloquia that provide SLIS professionals and SLIS students with venues to raise awareness of research and activities in our profession and our school.
• Fosters research opportunities for students by advocating participation in USC’s Graduate Students’ Day and via submissions to SLIS’s Robert V. Williams Graduate Student Research Award.
• Sponsors LISSA field trips to different LIS institutions.
• Volunteers with LIS service groups at the local, state, national, and international level.
• Hosts several social events each month to help relax after a busy week!