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About Us

Who are we?

The Library and Information Studies Students' Association (LISSA) represents all students enrolled in the School of Library and Information Studies' MLIS program at the University of Alberta. Students elect their own officers, with the presiding officers representing them at meetings of the School Council. LISSA acts as a liaison between students and faculty and facilitates student participation in a variety of academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. The Library and Information Studies Students' Association (LISSA) can be contacted by our email at lissa@ualberta.ca

What do we do?

The mission of LISSA is to provide for a meaningful and collaborative space in which a community of future librarians and information professionals at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta can be fostered. The objectives are to: foster and develop the community of students at SLIS; represent, promote and protect the interests of the membership; and facilitate opportunities for collaboration, exchange, and recreation.

Executive and Contact Information

The LISSA Executive meets once a month. It is composed of elected representatives from both 1st and 2nd year students. The President's position is normally held by a 2nd year student while the Vice President is normally a 1st year student. All other positions are held jointly by a 1st and 2nd year student, with the 1st year student acting as an assistant and trainee for the position. Elections for the 1st year positions are held each October. This system provides incoming students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with LISSA and SLIS, and also creates continuity from year to year.

 

For more information on the positions that make up the LISSA Executive and what each position is responsible for please consult Section 2 (The Executive) of the LISSA Bylaws. Members on the current executive are listed below.

2019-2020 Executive

TITLE

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Social Convener

Communications Coordinator

Graduation Representative

GSA Representative

Part-time Student Representative

Online Student Representative

NAME

Erin Hoar

Christine Hutchinson

Emily Villanueva

Leah Hubbard

Helen Zhang

EMAIL

PRONOUNS

She/her

She/her

She/her

She/her

She/her

Luc Fagnan

Julia Guy

Deniz Ozgan

He/him

She/her

She/her

Erin Ballantyne

She/her

2019-2020 Alternative Executives

TITLE

NAME

EMAIL

PRONOUNS

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Social Convener

Communications Coordinator

Kaia MacLeod

Shannen Shott

Anne Elefante

She/her

She/her

She/her

Vacant

Belinda Ongaro

She/her

Graduation Representative

GSA Representative

Part-time Student Representative

Online Student Representative

Jenn Laskosky

Winston Pei

McKayla Goddard

She/her

He/him

She/her

Vacant

How to join?

Members of LISSA are all students duly registered at SLIS and who pay a membership fee. The Members of LISSA have the following rights and privileges including: using the LISSA student lounge, participating at general meetings of the Organization, voting in the elections and referenda of LISSA, and attending events organized by LISSA.

 

If you are interested in joining the executive, LISSA holds a general election every year in October for first year/alternative positions.

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