Thursday, January 26, 2017

free food AND job hunting help!


SISLT Students! Please join us for a series of three lunch workshops on job-seeking skills. Pizza will be provided!

February 3, 12:00 noon, 205 Townsend Hall
Looking for Jobs, Reading Job Ads
·         Learn how to find job postings and critically read the job ads you find.

March 3, 12:00 noon, 205 Townsend Hall
Resumes and Cover Letters
·         General tips about writing resumes and cover letters.

April 7, 12 noon, 222 Townsend Hall
Interview and Negotiation Skills
·         A panel of employers talk about the interview questions they ask, skills they seek, and how and what you can negotiate at the hiring point. 

Not in Columbia? These sessions will be live-streamed and recorded via Collaborate Ultra:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LISGSA Welcome Back Game Night

LIS Study Group for Spring 2017 Semester

Conference Presentation Opportunity

Want to present at a conference to beef up your resume? Why not do it among friends?

The 5th Annual LISGSA Spring Conference is quickly approaching and we want to give you the chance to participate! We are now accepting proposals from students and other interested parties who would like to speak or present a poster at the conference. 
The conference will be held in Columbia, MO on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Please submit proposals at this link by Friday, March 3, 2017 to be considered for this opportunity.

If you have questions, please contact the LISGSA Board at

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Publishing Opportunity

Public Services Quarterly's column, "Future Voices in Public Services," is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell of their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is going on in library schools.  The goal of this forum is to provide fresh perspectives from those entering our field, in both the U.S. and other countries.

Interested students of graduate LIS programs should contact Miriam Matteson, "Future Voices" column editor, at for more information.  Please note that students must be interested in ACADEMIC librarianship.

Friday, January 13, 2017


If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree level.  Get your application in early.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.
Scholarships range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  They include scholarships for students who are interested in Children's Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, new media and Library Automation.  In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS. 
To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.  Take a look at the application and instructions and get started working on your application now.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Independent Study & Practicum Opportunities

The Missouri Hub (MOHub) is a collaboration between Missouri cultural heritage organizations that promotes Missouri's digital content to the world through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  Because it is still early in development, MOHub seeks one or two library science students to work with the MOHub communications group to develop a communications and marketing strategy that can grow with the organization.  The work will be virtual via Skype, conference calls, and email, with occasional face-to-face meetings in St. Louis or a central location in the state.

If interested or if you have questions, contact Chris Freeland at  For questions regarding an Independent Study, contact Karen Robinson at  If you wish to pursue this as your practicum opportunity, consult your practicum director for additional guidance.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities

Jefferson College in the St. Louis metro area has created a paid internship for LIS students to gain academic library reference experience.  This position will provide you with experience in reference, information assistance, some information literacy instruction, collection development, and circulation.  For the full position description, click here.

Questions?  Contact Joe Kohlburn, Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, at


Taylor & Francis Group is sponsoring two students' travel to Austin, TX for the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference, which takes place April 2-5, 2017.  The student travel grant includes conference registration, air travel costs, and housing up to $2,000 per winner.  

Apply by January 26, 2017 to be eligible.  More information and the link to the grant application can be found here.


The 2016-2017 LISGSA Board has set aside funds to help students who are seeking professional development opportunities. 

Fund submissions are due by Friday, February 24, 2017 and funding will be announced by Friday, March 10, 2017.  To apply, please fill out the form found here.


ARL/SAA are now accepting applications to their Mosaic Program Fellowship.  Mosaic Fellows will receive funding to assist in the completion of their education.  More information can be found here


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student, interested in an exciting summer internship in the nation’s capital, at the Library of Congress?  Consider applying to the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.  

Get all the details on the program, projects, and more, here.


Join the American Library Association and your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, right this very minute. 

Forty-one chapters (aka state library associations) partner with ALA to offer students the opportunity to join them and ALA for one low price of $38, now through August 31, 2017.

Publishing Opportunities

Do you like to write?  

Hack Library School and Endnotes are both looking for new writers for the 2017-2018 year. 

Hack Library School seeking new writers to join the 2017-18 cohort.
  • Hack Library School is seeking current and incoming library students to write about librarianship and the library student experience for our blog. Underrepresented voices, international, non-traditional, and online students are encouraged to apply. For more information, including how to apply, please see our open call: 
  • About HLS:  Hack Library School is an online blogging community committed to providing thoughtful, engaging, and useful resources for library and information science students. Since 2011, HLS has been providing critique and insight into issues and strategies that are important to library students and the status of library and information science education. To learn more about our work, please visit
  • Applications are due February 15, 2017. 

Endnotes Call for Student Proposals.
  • Greeting from the Endnotes Committee. We are looking for contributors to our Spring 2017 publication of Endnotes. For those LIS students who are new to NMRT, Endnotes is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians. Endnotes is a great platform to provide an opportunity for LIS students and early career librarians to gain experience writing for publication. 
  • Endnotes publishes a wide array of topics from library instruction & assessment, training, mentoring, job searching and much more. Articles should range between 2,000-4,000 words, present original research, practitioner-based research, and case studies relevant to LIS students and new library professionals.  
  • Submissions will be accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 15, 2107, will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2017 issue. For more information about Endnotes and information about submission guidelines, please visit Any questions, please contact the Endnotes Editors at

Welcome to the New Year!

This is the inaugural post of the newest LISGSA Experiment, so welcome!

On this blog you can find the latest information on opportunities, activities, and more for LIS students.

Stick around, lots of great info is coming!