EDUCAUSE is a community of IT leaders and professionals working together to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities that are constantly evolving within higher education. They welcome diversity, in viewpoints and experience, and believe in the transformative power of uncommon thinking for the common good.
EDUCAUSE issues frequent, freely available reports, such as the annual Students and Technology Research Study, which can be found in their Center for Analysis and Research.
It's long been said that every good information professional should skim the newspaper each morning. In addition to that, it's helpful to consider the news in your general area(s) of interest. Below are just a few news sources to get you started.
These organizations/research groups frequently produce reports and articles that are relevant to a variety of ICT-related areas. Keeping up with these (often free) reports can be useful to the operation of your organization and also serve as a potential conversation starter with administrators, funders, and other constituents.
It is so important to get involved in organizations (both student ones and professional ones)! As a student, it's a great time to start your involvement. The dues are usually substantially cheaper. You can start building your network now, and maybe even take on volunteer leadership roles. This can help you in landing your first job, and throughout your career, your professional involvement can help you continue to learn, practice leadership skills, grow your network, and potentially land future jobs/promotions. Professional involvement can be so rewarding.
Keep in mind that the list below is in no way exhaustive. For any research interest you have, there is likely a professional organization you can get involved with.