The Special Libraries Association is a professional organization that supports information professionals working in non-traditional environments, including medical libraries, law libraries, and museum and visual resource libraries. Our group is for students who are already employed or are interested in employment in these libraries and information centers. Here is where specials librarians can work!

  • Cruise Ship Librarian: Ever wondered about what it’s like to work in a library on a cruise ship? Check out this article by Rebecca Vogel on I Need a Library
  • Science Librarian: Do you love science and math? Check out this article.
  • Wine Librarian: Yes, there are librarians for wine! Learn more from the Sonoma County Wine Library.

The Special Libraries Associations has been promoting the interests of information professionals for over a century. The SJSU Student Chapter was established in the spring of 2013 by a group of enthusiastic students with the guidance of Dr. Cheryl Dee and Dr. Bill Fisher.

Goals of the SJSU iSchool SLA Student Chapter:
  • to explore current trends in LIS professions
  • to promote careers in special librarianship
  • to develop creative educational programs
  • create scholarship and career opportunities for its members

Join us!