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LIS Organizations and Associations

Student Organizations Within SLIS

All students in SLIS are automatically members of the Oklahoma Library and Information Studies Student Association (OLISSA). Join the OLISSA Facebook group for updates on OLISSA events, news, and information! Also see OLISSA's website here.

OU SLIS also offers students membership in SAA@OU (Society of American Archivists, OU SLIS Chapter)! For more on SAA@OU, check out their website.

Professional Information Associations/Organizations

Joining a professional organization can give you access to job boards and networking opportunities. Discounted student memberships are often available. The following list is not comprehensive; please visit the ALA website or contact your adviser for information about other professional organizations that are relevant to your interests.


Joining professional organizations and attending events can be great ways to network for career opportunities. Most professional organization conferences have a job placement services to connect job seekers to employers. 

Be sure to join the OU SLIS jobs email list to receive job postings. Contact the SLIS office to join.

OU Career Services provides excellent job search tools and listings, free to all College of Arts and Sciences students.