Careers and Organizations
The UNCG LIS Department has two career day events each academic year one in the Spring semester and another in the Fall semester. Career Day will give you a chance to attend panels with professionals from a variety of information agencies and ask them questions. We also have a job seeker panel where our graduates discuss the job search process. You can attend Career Day either in-person or online.
The Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA) is the student chapter of ALA at UNCG.
As a member of LISSA, you’ll get to take part in professional development activities, meet fellow students and librarians, volunteer in the community, and enjoy fun social events. Membership looks great on your resume. And we have t-shirts! For further information on events and membership, please visit here.
LISSA Membership Form
LISSA Constitution and Bylaws
The SLA-UNCG is the student chapter of the Special Libraries Association at UNCG. One of the main objectives of the SLA-UNCG is to provide library and information studies students, in a primarily online environment, with exploration, networking, and job and career development opportunities in special libraries. For further information, please visit here.
SLA-UNCG Membership Form
The LIS Alumni Association honors alumni achievement with the Bea Kovacs Award named for Emerita Faculty member, Dr. Beatrice Kovacs. The award is presented during the Alumni Luncheon that is scheduled every spring. In addition, alumni provide mentorship, serve as practicum supervisors, and support the department goals.
The Department of Library and Information Studies encourages students to join student organizations like LISSA and professional organizations dedicated to enhancing the library field. Association conferences offer an opportunity for students to participate in the library field and make valuable connections with other professionals. These organizations can also provide financial assistance for library education and research.
Regional, State, National, and International Organizations:
- American Indian Library Association (AILA)
- Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
- Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
- Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA)
- Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
- Korean American Librarians and Information Professionals Association (KAPLIPA)
- Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
- Metrolina Library Association (MLA)
- REFORMA – The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
- Association of Jewish Libraries
- American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
- American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
- Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL)
- Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)
- Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals (ArLiSNAP)
- Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL)
- Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
- Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA)
- International Council on Archives (ICA)
- Medical Library Association (MLA)
- Music Library Association (MLA)
- Society of American Archivists (SAA)
- Special Library Association (SLA)
- Theatre Library Association (TLA)
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
- Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT)
- North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA)
- American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
- Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
- Association for Information Management (ASLIB)
- Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)