Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA)

Interested in exploring the field of library science? Consider visiting LISSA, which helps build necessary professional skills and fosters discussions in the field.

The mission of the Syracuse University Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) is to create a vibrant professional and social environment for distance and on-campus students. LISSA follows, shares, and discusses current trends and conversations happening in the field, and we work to provide ample opportunities for learning, observing, and practicing librarianship. LISSA also encourages building key professional skills for librarians, such as: advocacy, fostering diversity, community building and outreach, programming, instruction, fundraising, conference participation, networking, and professional development. For more news, visit the LISSA blog.

LISSA also doubles as the student chapters of the following library associations:

  • ALA (American Library Association)
  • SLA (Special Libraries Association)
  • NYLA (New York Library Association)
Student e-board

President- Valerie Craig

Vice President- Raz Nesher

Secretary/Treasurer – Paige Brnger

Social Media – Ellie Connuck


Faculty Advisor – Rachel Ivy Clarke

Staff Advisor – Blythe Bennett