Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
Purpose of Student SLA
The University of Rhode Island Special Libraries Association Student Group exists to provide networking and professional development opportunities for students interested in careers
in special libraries. We strive to develop leadership abilities and further understanding of the opportunities that special libraries hold; as well as further the
competencies necessary for working in special libraries.
How do I Join?
To join our Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, you must be a current GSLIS student and
join the Special Libraries Association at the discounted student rate. See The SLA Website for
current membership information or to apply online.
Upcoming Student SLA Events
Join us on Monday, April 6th at 1 PM
the Special Library Association
Student Group is sponsoring a tour of the URI Music Department Resource
Center and Library.
Gerry Heroux will show us the collection he houses in the Fine Arts Center which encompasses study scores, performance parts with or without accompanying scores, audio recordings, video recordings, computers, MIDI stations and assorted miscellaneous items that serve the Music Department. If you are interested in music librarianship, special libraries, or music in general, this is an excellent opportunity to see a "special" music information resource.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Liisa Laine at email@example.com or call 874-5031 for more information.
Are you a current student or alumni of the GSLIS program at URI? Have you ever thought that it would be beneficial to have contact with a librarian in your field? Have you thought about exploring another area of librarianship?
Are you librarian with an MLIS that has some time to share mentoring a student? Do you have a special skill set that you feel someone beginning in the field would benefit in learning about?
If you answered yes to any of these questions the URI student SLA chapter may have the program you might be looking forÉ.the MENTOR PROGRAM!!!
The Mentor Program is designed to match one student/new professional to a working MLIS professional for the academic 2008/2009 year.
We ask that both parties commit to the following:
- Face to face meeting during Fall 2008 semester
- Email or phone availability
- One job shadow opportunity
- Face to face meeting during Spring 2009 semester
If you are interested in this program we ask that you fill out a brief mentor or student form.
We will do our best to match both job interest and expertise; if you have any questions, please call Liisa Laine, President, URI Student SLA group at 874-5031.
Students Mentee Form
New Officers elected December 2008:
President - Nicole Dyszlewski
Vice-President/President-Elect - Jennifer Burdick
Treasurer - Alex Burnett
Secretary - Abigail Baker
For more information on the GSLIS student group of the SLA please Email or call (874-5031) Liisa Laine at firstname.lastname@example.org