Welcome to SILSSA!

SILSSA is the Student Association for the Pratt School of Information community, as well as the Student branch of the ALA for Pratt– If you’re an enrolled student at the School of Information, you’re already a member of SILSSA!


Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve got coming up:

On Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m., Emily Drabinski, librarian, scholar, activist and frequent Pratt SI instructor, will be giving a talk entitled “Librarians as Labor: Lessons from the LIU Lockout.” 


On Saturday, October 22, SILSSA will be co-hosting a career workshop with Pratt’s UX/IA student group. Guest speakers will be covering all aspects of how to get a job as a new information professional, from crafting your cover letter and resume to interview and portfolio review tips!

On Saturday, October 29, SILSSA will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon led by Sarah Hackney, former SILSSA president and Pitt iSchool PhD candidate. This is a great way to learn how to edit Wikipedia, familiarize yourself with the Wikipedia community, or just brush up on some skills. We’ll be adding information to the Pratt Info School page and related pages on information and library science.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming tours, panels, and workshops this semester, and join us at our monthly general meeting. Be sure to check our twitter for updates!
It’s also never too early to start thinking about including your work in #infoshow17, Pratt School of Information’s annual showcase and celebration of student work. This is a great opportunity to gain professional presentation experience and learn what your fellow students are up to.
Have an amazing job or internship this semester? Show off what you’re working on our Instragram! 
Pratt SILSSA is relaunching our Instagram account this semester, and we’re seeking photo submissions of SI students out and about working in the information professions. Whether you’re an aspiring UX researcher, audiovisual archivist or young adult librarian, this is a great way to share what you do. Send a photo with your Name, Job/Internship Title, @instagram handle, and a short blurb about your work to silssa.pratt@gmail.com.

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