Dear incoming (or potential!) MISt student,
The Canadian Library Association McGill Student Chapter (CLAMSC) would like to welcome you to Montreal, to McGill, and to the MISt program. As you begin your new life as an MISt student (or are considering the MISt degree at McGill), you will no doubt have plenty of questions, both prior to, and upon your arrival in Montreal. As your CLA student representatives, we are here to introduce you to the professional library community, answer your questions, and help ease your transition into the MISt program.
The CLA McGill Student Chapter serves as a liaison between MISt/MLIS students and the professional association. Our mission is to help students become active in the professional library community during their time at McGill. In order to do this we plan events to facilitate and foster relationships between MISt/MLIS students and established LIS professionals. In past years, we have invited many local professionals to participate in our career discussion groups. We have sponsored social gatherings of professionals and students, such as our popular cinq à sept (or, for the uninitiated, a happy hour here in Montreal). The CLA McGill Student Chapter also coordinates the Professional Partnering Program, an exciting mentorship program that connects students and information professionals.
You too will have the opportunity to become involved at our first general meeting on Tuesday September 15th, 2015 (all students will be notified of the meeting details via email). We are planning some great events this year, and we need various first-year students on our executive council! Volunteers are also welcome to help out at events. However, if you wish to participate as an executive member of the Student Chapter, you will need to become a member of the CLA.
Once again, please feel free to email us with your questions about courses that interest you, about Montreal neighbourhoods and apartment-hunting, about McGill, or about your general concerns regarding life as an MISt student. We will do our best to answer them!
The CLA McGill Student Chapter Executive
Co-Presidents christopher.marsh [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Christopher Marsh) & natalia.diaz [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Natalia Diaz)
Treasurer tran.phan [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Tran Phan)