We are looking for a student intern for Spring 2021 to participate in a team of interns from 3 different institutions to collaboratively manage the website and social media platforms for this project. You will join LIS students from East Carolina University here in NC and from the St. Petersburg State University of Culture in Russia in projects developing internationally focused media content about LIS education worldwide. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about social media management, website development, and to network with LIS students and professionals from around the world. Don’t miss out on this exciting experience! Contact Dr. Anthony Chow of UNCG’s LIS department with your interest!

For BSLISE, we are managing the project website at and creating and managing social media content about LIS education on an international scale. BSLISE has profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

YouTube will be the next platform, where we plan to interview current LIS professionals, both educators and librarians, to see what they think is important for up and coming librarians to know about libraries in their countries.

We are also working with BSLISE Working Group members to develop an international LIS student peer network to allow students to share their thoughts and perspectives with each other about LIS education and the LIS field. Meanwhile, we continue to feature the profiles of international LIS students, to learn about LIS educational experiences worldwide.

Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what we’re sharing:

Current Projects:


BSLISE Student Spotlight annoucement from Instagram post

The Student Spotlight social media campaign was started in Summer 2020 by former intern Amanda Thompson. This project features LIS students from around the world, of whom we ask questions about:

  • What level of study and what type of degree they will receive
  • Why they chose Library and Information Science
  • What interests them most about LIS
  • How they feel about their educational experience
  • What type of library career interests them most

The Student Spotlight project was recently featured in both the IFLA SET Bulletin for July 2020 and in the IFLA News and Events column.

The BSLISE Working Group has several regional representatives with whom we communicate to reach students who are interested in participating in the project. Here are some of the students we’ve featured:

Jorge Andres Velverde Matamoros, Universidad de Costa Rica

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Video content for a YouTube channel is currently in development. The channel will feature interviews with current LIS professionals and educators on topics such as the context of libraries in their countries, their library experience, their LIS education experience, and a discussion of what skills gained from their studies have been most helpful, and what skills they think are important for current LIS students to develop.


Albina Krymskya and her student, Alena Katina, both of the St. Petersburg University of Culture in Russia, with Alice Herring, a student of LIS at UNCG, have introduced a new initiative within BSLISE called Student Library Voices: Peer to Peer. This initiative will develop a global student network of LIS students where they can meet each other, learn about each other’s programs, and share their perspectives. Students are the future of LIS, and this initiative will give them the opportunity to shape their thoughts and opinions about the growth of this ever developing field. The development of this initiative has been opened to the members of the BSLISE Working Group.