American Library Association (ALA @ UMD)
2017-18 President: Lauren Schirle, email@example.com
2016-17 President: Lindsay Inge
iDiversity is open to all graduate students in the iSchool. Our mission is to promote awareness of inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility within the information professions. This takes the form of workshops, reading groups, community projects, and fundraisers/drives. Students interested in social justice and activism are encouraged to join us even if you are an online student and/or can’t make our in-person meetings. We have several projects that can be completed entirely online, and we are happy to arrange virtual meetings.
Information Science Society
2017-18 President: Chantelle Rodriguez
The aim is to form a community that helps students build and expand their professional network, learn about modern technologies, and meet student with similar interests within the information science field.
Master of Information Management Student Association (MIMSA)
2017-18 President: Sohan Shah
The Master of Information Management Student Association (MIMSA) is a student organization dedicated to the advancement of the program through professional, academic and co-curricular activities. It strives to create a vibrant and interactive environment between Faculty, Alumni and Students of the program. MIMSA provides opportunities to current and incoming students to connect with other MIM students and share knowledge. It strives to provide MIM students an opportunity to connect with the professional world.
Student Archivists at Maryland (SAM)
2016-17 President: Jennifer Wachtel
The student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is open to all students currently enrolled at the University of Maryland. The membership consists primarily of students in the College of Information Studies, from the Archives and the HiLS programs (History and Library Science joint-masters program). SAM hosts a number of events each year, including tours of area archives and manuscript collections, as well as lectures by invited speakers on topics of interest. SAM is established for the expressed purpose of developing archival skills, as well as an awareness of social responsibilities to encourage students to participate in archival affairs.
Terps for Disability Justice
2017-18 President: Blair Chisholm
Terps for Disability Justice is a community of disabled students and allies who advocate for programs and policies that help disabled students, educate the campus community about disability, and combat ableism and exclusion.