Unpacking the “Library”: Exploring Works in Progress Across the Field of LIS is a conference designed to provide a professional development opportunity for students and alumni of the School of Library and Information Science at The University of Iowa. The conference is sponsored by B Sides, open access journal for the school, and LISSO, the SLIS student organization. The conference is free and open to the public.

Who should attend?

  • Librarians and information professionals curious about recent SLIS scholarship
  • LIS students enrolled in an online degree program
  • Library staff and paraprofessionals considering an LIS degree, or anyone else considering the degree

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Jim Elmborg is the faculty sponsor for B Sides and has provided guidance in the development of this conference. Conference organizers wish to thank him for his generous support.

Unpacking LIS Conference Organizers

B Sides staff

Katie L.D. Hassman, editor
Julia Skinner, editor
Sam Bouwers, associate editor
Melody Dworak, associate editor

LISSO officers

Gwen Persons, president
Christine Mastalio, treasurer
Katie L.D. Hassman, secretary
Julie Zimmerman, social chair