Useful Links

Here are some helpful resources to get you connected with your fellow students, professionals in the field, and your own best self!

Basic Info:

SILSSA @ Pratt Commons – Pratt Commons is an online forum for all students at Pratt, you’ll need to log in with your oneKey ID, and then you’ll be able to join the discussion about SILSSA, and many other groups all across Pratt.

Pratt SILS Faculty and Staff – Find out who’s teaching what, and what their research focus is.

Curricular Resources – This includes a syllabus archive, curriculum mapping, and info on which classes can help you with various portions of your e-portfolio

Pratt SILS Google Group – The best thing you can do to keep up with what’s happening at SILS is to sign up for these emails. You can choose to receive the emails as the arrive, or a daily digest.

Academic Calendar – Important dates for the entire Institute.

Pratt SILS Student Groups:

PALA – Pratt American Library Association

ASIS&T – Association for Information Science and Technology

SAA – Society of American Archivists

SLA – Special Libraries Association

UX/IA – User Experience/Information Architecture

PALA will be coordinating events with all of the Pratt SILS student groups throughout the semester, but you should definitely keep an eye on the tons of cool activities, tours and panels that they host!

Professional Groups

METRO  –  Metropolitan Library Council of New York is a general organization that hosts events, provides professional development courses, and offers support for NY area librarians.

ALA – The American Library Association has affiliate chapters in each State as well as special interest groups including: YALSA, Academic Librarians and School Librarians.

ASIS&T – Association for Information Science and Technology

Archivist’s Roundtable – This is the New York area archivist organization. They offer a mentoring program, professional development, and networking events.

SLA – Special Libraries Association, New York Chapter

ARLIS – New York Metropolitan Chapter Art Libraries Society of North America

Urban Librarians Unite –  ULU is a professional group created to promote and support libraries, library staff, and librarianship in urban settings.


There are tons of great library-related blogs out there, but here’s a few to get you started

The Desk Set

People Interact

The Annoyed Librarian

In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Hack Library School

Where to Find a Job:

Note: If you are a member of Pratt’s Listserv, you will receive daily emails about job postings that vary across the field of Information.

I Need A Library Job

Archives Gig

METRO job bank postings

SLA NY Job Listings

American Alliance of Museums JobHQ

Code4lib Jobs


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