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Meet up professional organizations for lis students

Meet-Up:Professional Organizationsfor LIS Students

LIBR 203 Mentors:

Rachel Arteaga, Cynthia Orozco & Loretta Staal

January 23, 2011

Start here http slisweb sjsu edu resources orgs htm

Start here:

American library association ala

  • Broken down into different member groups

  • State and regional chapters

  • 11 Divisions: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) ,Assn. of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) , Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) , Assn. for Library Service to Children (ALSC) , Assn. of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations , Assn. of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) , Library and Information Technology Assn. (LITA) , Library Leadership & Management Assn. (LLAMA) , Public Library Assn. (PLA), Reference & User Services Assn. (RUSA) , The Young Adult Library Services Assn. (YALSA)

  • Committees, councils, round tables

  • For more info go to:

  • Opportunities and benefits for student members:

American Library Association (ALA)

Ala s office of diversity spectrum scholarship

  • traditionally underrepresented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, not necessarily limited to these groups)

  • $5000 scholarship, trip to ALA annual, Spectrum Leadership Institute, 1 year free ALA membership plus division memberships, mentoring and networking opportunities, awards/scholarships from other organizations specifically for Spectrum Scholars

  • For more information including eligibility requirements go to:


  • ALA’s Office of Diversity - Spectrum Scholarship

    Yalsa young adult library services association

    • Who should join YALSA?:

      • Do you have in interest in working with young adults (teens 13-20 years old)?

      • Do you like YA lit?

    • What is YALSA known for?:

      • Printz Award (YA literary excellence), Best Books lists (awards in many categories)

    • Membership Benefits:

      • discounts on products and books, discounted registration for online courses, webinars, conferences, and more

      • more than $40,000 in grants and awards for members each year

      • subscriptions to publications like YALSA's award-winning quarterly journal and a monthly e-newsletter

      • professional support, including networking, volunteer opportunities, and practical resources

    • Cost:

      • $53 for student members ($33 for ALA/$20 for YALSA)

      • When you join ALA you add YALSA for $20 extra dollars

    • Source:

    YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

    Alcts association for library collections technical services

    ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services:

    • Members of ALCTS receive a subscription to the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, Library Resources & Technical Services.

    • Opportunities to attend webinars, workshops, e-forums; many are free.

    • Opportunities to contribute to the profession by serving on committees and contributing papers and posters.

    Ala connect

    ALA Connect

    California library association cla

    California Library Association (CLA)

    • CLA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services, librarianship, and the library community. We help members excel in a fast-changing job market. We're a resource for learning about new ideas and technology, and we actively work to influence legislation affecting libraries and librarians.

    • Check to see if your state has a library organization.

    North american serials interest group nasig

    North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

    Meet up professional organizations for lis students


    Meet up professional organizations for lis students


    Special libraries association sla

    Special Libraries Association (SLA)

    • SLA Connections Newsletter

    • Events

    • Membership directory

    • Publications

    • Student groups

    • Click University for continuing professional development

    • Resources

    • Career Center


    Society of american archivists

    Society of American Archivists

    Student membership

    Student Membership

    • The American Archivist

    • Archival Outlook

    • Member discounts

      • SAA Bookstore, Annual Meeting, Workshops

    • Mentoring Program

    • Section and Roundtable Membership

    • $44 Annual Dues

    Other archivist associations

    Other Archivist Associations

    • Society of California Archivists

    • Society of Southwest Archivists

    • Seattle Area Archivists

    • Northwest Archivists, Inc.

    • Chicago Area Archivists




    • Goals of REFORMA:

      • Develop Spanish-language and Latino-oriented library collections

      • Recruit bilingual/bicultural library personnel

      • Promote libraries and librarianship among Latinos

      • Advocate for the information needs of Latino community

    • $5 Annual Dues (waived the first year)

    • 26 chapters

    • Address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities

    • Support and encourage library services to Asian/Pacific American communities

    • Recruit and mentor Asian/Pacific American librarians in LIS professions

    • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas

    • $10 Annual Dues

    Reforma apala student membership

    REFORMA & APALA Student Membership

    • Mentoring programs

    • Scholarships or funding

    • Electronic discussion lists/listservs

    • Membership directory

    • Newsletter

    Lis organizations get social

    LIS Organizations Get Social

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    • Twitter

    • Second Life

    • Blogs

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