Student Orientation Resources
- GSLIS Orientation LibGuide: Created by Student ALA, this Libguide will answer any questions you have about obtaining your Student ID, getting your parking pass, parking on campus, using the library, and navigating e-Campus, Sakai, and your URI Webmail.
- Campus Links: All administrative, technology, transportation & parking, health & well-being, and service website links will be featured in this PDF.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- LibGuide to URI library services for GSLIS Students
- URI Library Liaison: Need help navigating and using the University Libraries? Have questions about locating and evaluating information for your GSLIS assignment, projects and research? Consult your URI Library Liaison: Mary MacDonald (professor), MaryMac@uri.edu, marymac (Instant Messenger), 401.874.4635
- Professional Associations
- Getting involved in student associations
- Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SALA)
2012 – 2013 ALA Chapter of the Year Award Winner
How to Stay Connected
- GSLIS Blog
- Current Students Listserv: All new students should sign up for the GSLIS listserv as early as possible. This is the main way that we communicate with students on an ongoing basis.
- GSLIS Alumni Listserv
Recommended LIS Blogs
Weblogs (or blogs) are rapidly becoming a dominant form of information dissemination. It is recommended that students read professional blogs as a way to keep up to date on the most current information and events in the Library and Information Science profession.
- J’s Scratchpad: Jennifer Baumgart’s blog on news librarianship
- Librarian in Black: ”resources and discussions for the ‘tech-librarians-by-default’ among us”
- Library Stuff: Stephen M. Cohen’s “resources for keeping current and professional development”
- Stephen’s Lighthouse: Stephen Abram’s blog
- The Distant Librarian: ”Comments on the world of Distance Librarianship”
- Resourceshelf: A list of high-quality web resources