Sunday, November 27, 2016

New GLISA Policy

Hello GLISA family!

We wanted to inform you of a new change that has been made in regards to GLISA membership requirements. 

Effective today, we no longer charge GLISA membership dues! After much deliberation we've decided to no longer charge dues in order to provide more opportunities to all SLIS graduate students. The only standing requirement is that you have to be an ALA member. 

For members who have paid their membership dues, THANK YOU! Your membership support will be put towards a GLISA scholarship opportunity in the near future. 

The GLISA Team!

Student-to-Staff Program Opportunity!

Student-to-Staff Program

Are you interested in a scholarship to attend the 2017 ALA Conference?
If so, apply now!

What Does the Student-to-Staff Program Recipient Receive?
  • Free annual conference registration
  • $50 per diem [4 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monda) x $50=$200]
  • Free housing for 5 nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
    • Recipient agrees to share a hotel room with another Student-to-Staff Program student. If student does not want to share a room they must provide alternative housing for the entirety of the trip.
  • NOTE: Students are responsible for all transportation costs (airfares, taxis, etc.) and hotel amenities (Wi-Fi and entertainment)

Student-to-Staff Program Qualifications
  • Current ALA member
  • Current GLISA member
  • Cannot have previously participated in the Student-to-Staff program
  • Must be an ALA member and current students during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference (June 22-June 27)
  • Must arrive in Chicago on Thursday, June 22 and depart no earlier than Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.
  • Must work 16 hours at the ALA Conference over the span of 4 days (Fri-Mon)

How to apply

Submit an essay, video, or virtual presentation (with audio) to answering the questions below by
5:00 PM (CST) December 5th, 2016

  • Why do you wish to attend the ALA Conference?
  • How do you expect to benefit from the experience?
  • How you will share your experience with GLISA?

Deadline: 5:00 PM (CST) December 5th, 2016

For more information on the Student-to-Staff Program please visit:

GLISA Proudly Presents...

Your GLISA 2016 - 2017 Officers!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Katrina Corral, your 2016-2017 GLISA president. For the past few months, I've been fortunate enough to work with five dedicated individuals aimed at creating a rewarding and fulfilling organization for all GLISA members. There are many things in store for the future, but in the meantime read on to meet the team!

Katrina Naoko Corral

Katrina Corral is a 1st-year student with the hopes and dreams to become the Dean of a university library. Katrina spent the early part of her career working in higher education with a specialty in fundraising and while she is originally from Los Angeles, California she now resides in the lively city of Austin, Texas with her husband and furry feline, Katara. When Katrina doesn't have her nose buried in books she continues to work on her other dream of becoming a children's book illustrator. 

Vice President
Krystal Smith

Krystal Smith is a 1st-year student at TWU. She has been working in libraries for 7 years and is currently a Senior Children's Services Specialist for Harris County Public Library. Krystal lives in a 7 acre forest with her husband, 2 cats, and a dog. She enjoys music and crafts and is a member of the Bayou City Women's Chorus. Krystal loves building a library community and hopes to continue to make an impact through outreach and programming.

Aleya Wheeler

Aleya Wheeler started her MLS in January of 2016 and is set to graduate in December of 2017. She has a deep love of YA fiction and would love to be a young adult librarian. Aleya currently resides in Tyler, Texas where she got her Bachelor's in English from the University of Texas at Tyler. She works at the Tyler Public Library ordering all the materials and ensuring they come in and are paid for. Aleya is also a blogger at Such a Novel Idea with two of her best friends from college. They all blog about YA books and help to spread the word about the greatness of YA literature. 

Debbie Caponio

Debbie Caponio is in her first year at TWU and wants to be an academic librarian. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona but currently lives in Southeast Virginia. She has a Bachelor's degree in History from  the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Debbie loves the desert, poetry, and dogs. She is excited to take on the role of Treasurer for GLISA for the 2016/2017 school year.

Web Administrator
Ivan Martinez

Ivan Martinez is a resident of Grey Forest, Texas. He is an aspiring librarian formalizing his studies in Library Science with a school librarian certification at TWU. He works in San Antonio, Texas as a library assistant at a private school. He is interested in learning and contributing in the fields of digital libraries, digital cataloging and instructional technologies