The Student Library Science Association (SLSA) exists to benefit Missouri State students interested in information; archives; school, public, and academic libraries, as well as ones serving law firms, corporations, hospitals, art museums, and other settings. SLSA, https://www.facebook.com/StudentLibraryScienceAssociation, is open to all MSU students and to MU Library Science students. We offer a variety of activities, including social events like dinners and coffee breaks, Webinars, colloquia, trips to libraries, and volunteer opportunities. SLSA’s goal is for its MSU students to get to know each other, learn about libraries, and contribute to them. Our members have volunteered at local libraries, including the Springfield Art Museum Library.
SLSA is affiliated with the MSU Library Science Department, http://libraryscience.missouristate.edu/. SLSA’s members’ interests reflect the Departments offerings, which include courses supporting school library media certification, the MU Master of Library Science degree, and an MSU undergraduate library science minor.
SLSA is planning a trip with the MSU Folklore Club to the St. Louis Storytelling Festival on May 1-3. We are also affiliated with 417 Librarians, https://www.facebook.com/StudentLibraryScienceAssociation#!/417Librarians, a regional networking group for library employees, library students, and library lovers from all backgrounds in southwest Missouri. SLSA will be joining 417 Librarians for dinner on March 21 at Springfield’s Café Cusco at 6 pm.