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Information Science & Learning Technologies: Professional Development & Organizations

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Campus Organizations

LISGSA - Library & Information Science Graduate Student Association
Organizes social events and fundraisers to support travel funds, scholarships, professional development, and guest speakers. Events are a great way to make friends, network, and get to know faculty.
 MU ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
Encouraging and supporting our members in their professional growth through opportunities that will assist in increasing their knowledge and skills
SAAMUSCSociety of American Archives, MU Student Chapter
Supports the academic and professional development of graduate students interested in archives, special collections, records, and data manageemnt.
PLG - Progressive Librarians Guild
A national organization that provides "a forum for the open exchange of radical views on library issues."
MU GSA - Graduate Student Association
Represents MU graduate student interests; provides travel funds and awards.


MU GPC - Graduate Professional Council
The official democratic government for all graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate students at the University of Missouri; provides travel funds, awards, and scholarships.

Upcoming LIS Conferences (that aren't terribly far away)

Library conferences area  great way to support your professional development, and learn about new trends in the field. Even if you can't attend, reading articles association with presentations, or looking through past conference archives can keep you up to date.

MLA Annual Conference - Columbia, MO: September 27-29, 2023

Brick & Click Annual Conference - Maryville, MO: November 3, 2023

AASL National Conference - Tampa Bay, FL: November 14-16, 2023  (every 2 years)

MASL Spring Conference - Osage Beach, MO: April 14-16, 2024

LOEX Annual Conference  - Naperville, IL: May 2-4, 2024

MOBIUS Annual Conference - Columbia (?), MO: June 3, 2024 (FREE)

ALA Annual Conference - San Diego, CA: June 27-July 2, 2024

MLA Annual Conference - Kansas City, MO: September 2024

Future ALA Annual and LibLearX Conferences