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President, Information and Library Science Student Association

About the Candidate and Platform

For those I don’t have the pleasure to know yet, my name is Rachel Anne Spencer and I’m a first-year graduate student at SILS. I had the privilege of completing my undergraduate degree in Information Science here, graduating with honors, and participating in the BS-MS dual degree (which allowed me to knock a semester’s worth of Master’s credits out ahead of time). I’ve been employed in libraries since my early teens, have been working at the SILS Library since the summer of 2015, and recently helped host SILS Library’s Harry Potter Night. As a student, I am currently enrolled in mostly Youth Services Librarianship classes, but am planning to take several of the required classes for the MSIS next semester, as I’m considering switching tracks.

I am running for ILSSA president because I believe my experiences with two of the degrees and several of the opportunities available to SILS students puts me in a unique position to serve my fellow students. The insight I’ve gained and the connections I have within this program have prepared me to be your voice at faculty meetings and enabled me to assist in making aspects of student life more convenient, thrilling, and engaging.