SLIS provides you with the skills and resources you need to succeed.

Your experience as a student in the School of Library and Information Studies is our top priority.

Through innovative curriculum, collaborative research partnerships and academic programming, SLIS aims to prepare you for success during your time as a student and beyond. Residential, main campus students will benefit from face-to-face core classes and will have the opportunity to participate in various student organizations and field experiences; however, course electives required to complete the degree program are often offered in a synchronous online format.

We’re eager to help you make the most of our relationships with organizations and industry professionals on campus and around the world.

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Student Organizations

The School of Library and Information Studies encourages students to get involved outside of the classroom. If you are interested in receiving more information about any of our student organizations, please e-mail the organization’s faculty advisor by clicking one of the boxes below.

American Library Association

The University of Alabama Student Chapter of the American Library Association gives students at SLIS the opportunity to participate in varied projects from organization of the winter book drive to participation at local elementary schools. Regular social events are planned for members to socialize and develop networking skills. All SLIS students are welcome to join!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. John T. F. Burgess

The Association of Moving Image Archivists

The AMIA Student Chapter at the University of Alabama was founded in 2020 to provide students in the Audiovisual Preservation & Archiving track, and students with an interest in audiovisual archiving, a forum for socialization, networking, and professional development. Check out the Twitter and WordPress accounts for more information about AMIA, UA SLIS, and members projects and achievements.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dimitrios Latsis

Student Advisory Council

The SLIS Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a acts as a student government body that is a liaison between the SLIS student body and the SLIS Director. Members include representatives from each of the degree programs and modalities offered by SLIS.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jamie Naidoo

Society of American Archivists

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. The student chapter serves as a means of introducing new archivists into the profession, as well as enhancing education by providing an additional focus for students to discuss archival issues, identify with the profession, and engage in professional activities.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert B Riter

ASIS&T is the University of Alabama Student Chapter of the national organization. ASIS&T is committed to educating its members about diverse streams of knowledge that fall both within and outside the spectrum of libraries. ASIS&T encourages the professional growth of its members.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laurie Bonnici

Financial Assistance

The School of Library and Information Studies is committed to helping qualified and deserving students finance their graduate education. We offer a number of graduate assistantships and scholarships and provide you with the resources necessary to pursue funding from outside sources. Be sure to take a look at the scholarships offered by the College of Continuing Studies if you plan to pursue your graduate education online.

School of Library &
Information Studies

Alabama Library Association

College of Continuing Studies

Research and Travel Grants