ILSSA officers are liaisons between SILS students and faculty, alumni and the Graduate & Professional Student Federation.
The organization provides a forum for discussion and action relating to school policies and issues and plans social events and career investigation opportunities. They inform students and faculty of current activities and issues. All SILS students are automatically ILSSA members.
- President: Robbin Zirkle
- Vice President: Hannah Easley
- Secretary: Curt Arledge
- Treasurer: Kristyn Saroff
- Community Development Co-Chair: Sarah Bost
- Community Development Co-Chair: Helen Thomas
- New Student Outreach Coordinator: Erin Holmes
- Faculty Liaison: Dean Gary Marchionini
The DSA is the official organization for SILS Ph.D. students. All doctoral students are automatically members of the DSA. The organization works towards improving communication among doctoral students, masters students and faculty by participating in SILS governance and sending representatives to most SILS committees. They elect officers annually in November and hold monthly meetings.
- Ashlee Edwards, Chair
- John D. Martin III, Full-Time Representative
- Amanda Click, Part-Time Representative
AMLISS aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore art, museum and visual resources librarianship and records management. Through lectures, workshops, special events and visits to museum and art libraries, AMLISS will promote these areas of specialization within the field of library and information science and records management to any interested students.
- President: Jency Williams
- Vice President: Kate Ceronie
- Webmaster: Morgan McKeehan
- Secretary: Mandy Gooch
- Treasurer: Camille Zimmerman
- Advisor: Heather Gendron
ASIS&T is the professional society for information science, fostering intellectual discourse and career development for information professionals worldwide.
The student chapter advances those goals at the local level, by sponsoring lectures, panel discussions, field trips, and other activities. They focus on areas such as database administration, information architecture, user-centered design, and web development.
- President: Curt Arledge
- Vice President: Erin Carter
- Secretary: Mary Gillen
- Treasurer: Erin Morris
- Webmaster: Amanda Joiner
- Faculty Liaison: Dr. Brad Hemminger
The SILS Epsilon chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international information and library science honor society, is located at UNC at Chapel Hill and takes its members from the SILS master's students' graduating class. To be eligible for membership, a graduate student must maintain an academic average equal to 3.75 on a 4.00 scale, show professional promise and be recommended by faculty. No more than 25 percent of a graduating class may be nominated for membership.
ISSUE was founded to promote the education of undergraduate information science students. The organization fosters communication among undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty; acclimates undergraduates into the SILS community; builds public awareness of information science; and represents the interests of undergraduates. Membership is extended to all undergraduate majors and minors and other undergraduates taking classes at SILS.
- President: Marcos Prieto
- Vice President: John Rusnak
- Treasurer/Secretary: Jason Wang
- Staff Liaison: Kaitlyn Murphy
The student chapter facilitates and encourages participation in the ALA and works to increase awareness and use of ALA resources. Also, SCALA provides a local forum for exchange of ideas and information about trends, issues and opportunities in the profession.
- President: Amanda MacDonald
- Vice President: Anna Sandelli
- Secretary: David Lemmons
- Webmaster: Michelle Brew Baxter
- Treasurer: Dawn Dvorak
- Faculty Liaison: Dr. Claudia Gollop
SCOSAA is dedicated to the professional development of SILS students by broadening their understanding of issues related to the archival, museum, and cultural heritage professions. The student chapter organizes field trips, schedules speakers and explores volunteer and field experience possibilities.
- President: Sam Crisp
- Vice President: Morgan Jones
- Secretary: Virginia Ferris
- Treasurer: Cherie Heiberg
- Webmaster: Adrian Ogletree
- Faculty Liaison: Dr. Helen Tibbo
A special library is an information agency sponsored by a private company, government agency, a not-for-profit organization, or a professional association. The student chapter of the SLA educates and involves students in special information and library center work environments and sponsors speakers from the professional community and frequent tours to area special libraries. Membership in a student chapter of the SLA helps to establish a close relationship between the individual and the state and national organization.
- President: Haley Walton
- Vice President: Peter Shirts
- Secretary: Aaron Kirschenfeld
- Treasurer: Andrea Green
- Webmaster: Caroline Simpson
- Faculty Liaison: Rebecca Vargha
Formally the SILS Organization for LGBTQ issues, CheckedOut is now the SILS student organization that promotes discussion of all diversity issues in LIS education and the field.
- Facilitator: Jennie Minor
- Community Liasion: Christine Mayo
- Communications Chair: Erin Carter
- Social Chair: Allie Massey
- GPSF Representative: Alexandra Patterson
The Coalition of Youth Librarians (COYL) provides academic support, professional development, and socialization for SILS students pursuing School Media and Youth Services Librarianship.