LIS Student Groups

Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA)

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA), an official ALA student group, strives to support and contribute to the professional development and education of library and information science students, both graduate and undergraduate, at the USM School of Library and Information Science (SLIS). LISSA works to provide SLIS students with an active channel of communication and representation with the administration and faculty, and encourages professional contacts within the field of librarianship. Membership is open to all USM SLIS students.

Other Information

LISSA is on Facebook! 

ALA Conference Student-to-Staff Program 


 Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA)

The purpose of SMSA is:

  • To acquaint members with the objectives, ethics, activities, and publications of the archival profession and the Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • To provide opportunities for members to discuss archival issues and the archival profession, interact with professional archivists, and engage in professional activities.
  • To promote collaboration and communication with other student groups within The University of Southern Mississippi and with other organizations such as the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) in order to develop the mutual interests of the library and archival professions.
  • To promote archival interests within the university. 

SMSA Membership Form

2017-18 SMSA Student Officers:

Rachel McMullen, President
Elaine Walker, Vice President
Jonathan Puckett, Webmaster/Secretary 

Dr. Yu, Faculty Advisor


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