Upcoming event: Special Libraries Association/RI and URI GSLIS will co-sponsor a student poster session November 16, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., in the Galanti Lounge of the University Libraries.
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.
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.
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 and 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 for... 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:
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.
President - Jennifer Chretien
Board members: Maggie Brewer, Naomi Fosher, Sarah Naomi Campbell
For more information on the GSLIS student group of the SLA please Email Jennifer Chretien, ChretienJM@gmail.com