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Meet-Up: Professional Organizations for LIS Students. LIBR 203 Mentors: Rachel Arteaga , Cynthia Orozco & Loretta Staal January 23, 2011. Start here: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/resources/orgs.htm. Broken down into different member groups State and regional chapters

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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

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: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/index.cfm
  • Opportunities and benefits for student members: http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/whoisala/students/index.cfm

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:
  • http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/spectrum/scholarshipinformation.cfm

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: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/joinus/joinus.cfm

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.
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.
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
  • www.sla.org
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
reforma
REFORMA

APALA

  • 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
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Second Life
  • Blogs
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