GLISSA is the SLIS organization that represents all our students. Every SLIS student is a member, whether they are taking classes in Baton Rouge or through distance education. Officers are elected by the students to plan events and work with the SLIS faculty. GLISSA members are appointed to serve on SLIS Faculty Committees and officers are invited to attend SLIS Faculty Meetings.
Student Chapters of Professional Organizations
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAA)
- SLA/ASIS&T Student Organizations
- The Medical Library Association -“Virtual Student Group”
Student chapters of national library and information science organizations are supported by the SLIS. Currently there are student chapters of the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science, the Society of American Archivists and the Special Libraries Association. SLIS students are eligible to join the Association for Computing Machinery and the Data Processing Management Association sponsored by the Department of Computer Science.