School of Information Studies students develop leadership skills, forge professional connections, and contribute to the community through a variety of student groups.
Getting connected is an important part of student life at the School of Information Studies. With a variety of student-led organizations, SIS offers many opportunities to get involved:
McGill Information Studies Student Association (MISSA)
MISSA provides a forum for discussion and action relating to School policies and issues, coordinates activities of SIS students, and plans social and career-related events. MISSA informs students and faculty of current activities and issues, participates in the governance of the School through representatives on several SIS committees, and ensures representation of student interests in the School, Faculty, University, and in the Library and Information professions. All SIS students are automatically MISSA members. MISSA holds elections twice yearly.
MISSA also publishes the Beyond the Shelf student blog, and manages the student listserv.
- mlissa.pgss [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Contact MISSA by email)
McGill Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS)
All graduate students currently registered in the School of Information Studies are members of the McGill Post-Graduate Students' Society. The interests of SIS students are represented in PGSS by elected MISSA representatives.
The School is also home to a number of professional chapters and student groups, including:
L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association McGill Student Chapter
ABQLA (L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association) McGill Student Chapter helps SIS students get more connected to the Montréal and Québec library scene, whether for the short term while in school or with a long-term career in mind. >> Site
Association of Canadian Archivists McGill Student Chapter
ACA (Association of Canadian Archivists McGill Student Chapter) seeks to foster awareness, advocacy and professional development within a Canadian archival context. Holds an annual symposium on archival trends and issues. >> Site
Association for Information Science & Technology McGill Student Chapter
ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology McGill Student Chapter) brings together student members to participate in information science programs. >> Site
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) McGill Student Chapter
AMIA (Association for Moving Image Archivists McGill Student Chapter) brings together student members interested in the field of moving image materials and archiving. >> Site
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians McGill Student Chapter
CAPAL (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians McGill Student Chapter) is an advocacy group which brings together student members interested in the field of professional academic librarianship. >> Site
Canadian Library Association McGill Student Chapter
CLA (Canadian Library Association) McGill Student Chapter helps students become active in the professional library community before graduation, runs mentoring programs, and act as a liaison between our School's students and the Canadian Library Association. >> Site
Corporation des bibliothécaires profesionnels du Québec McGill Student Chapter
CBPQ (Corporation des bibliothécaires profesionnels du Québec) McGill Student Chapter. >> Site
Librarians Without Borders McGill Chapter
LWB - Librarians Without Borders McGill Chapter is a university committee of Librarians Without Borders, a non-profit organization which seeks to improve access to information resources, particularly books for young people, regardless of language, geography, or region. >> Site
Multilingual Children's Library
MCL - Multilingual Children's Library is a small library located on McGill campus designed to serve the McGill Student Parent Network by providing multilingual children's books and language resources. >> Site
Special Libraries Association McGill Student Chapter
SLA McGill Special Libraries Association McGill Student Chapter: made up of students with an interest in corporate information centres, government libraries, etc. or, as they have been called, "special" libraries. >> Site
For more information about groups, chapters, and associations at the School, please visit the SIS student group website.
Students interested in establishing a new chapter or group at the School: please contact France Bouthillier, SIS Director.