WELCOME TO LISSO: The University of Iowa student chapter of the American Library Association

You are a LISSO member, dues free, as an accepted student of the School of Library and Information Science, and are invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.


LISSO Meetings

LISSO will be rotating through several different meeting times 2021-2022. Check your email or the News & Events section on the homepage to stay informed of upcoming meetings.


Social Events and Initiatives

Social events and other LISSO initiatives are announced as they are planned via LISSO email, Twitter, Facebook and at LISSO meetings.

LISSO officers and members have positively impacted SLIS by:

  • Helping to facilitate new student orientations
  • Bringing in guest speakers from many different types of libraries
  • Co-hosting the "Unpacking the Library" conference
  • Hosting a book drive for the Oakdale Correctional Facility
  • Functioning as liaisons between the SLIS student body and the SLIS faculty
  • Representing SLIS interests to University administration and the ALA organization
  • Keeping SLIS students connected - and sane - via informal get-togethers and social medi