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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

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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?: Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, not necessarily limited to these groups)

      • 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 Services:

    California library association cla
    California Library Association (CLA) Services:

    • 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.

    Meet up professional organizations for lis students
    PNLA Services:

    Meet up professional organizations for lis students
    ASI Services:

    Special libraries association sla
    Special Libraries Association (SLA) Services:

    • SLA Connections Newsletter

    • Events

    • Membership directory

    • Publications

    • Student groups

    • Click University for continuing professional development

    • Resources

    • Career Center


    Student membership
    Student Membership Services:

    • 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 Services:

    • Society of California Archivists

    • Society of Southwest Archivists

    • Seattle Area Archivists

    • Northwest Archivists, Inc.

    • Chicago Area Archivists

    REFORMA Services:


    • 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 Services:Student Membership

    • Mentoring programs

    • Scholarships or funding

    • Electronic discussion lists/listservs

    • Membership directory

    • Newsletter

    Lis organizations get social
    LIS Organizations Get Social Services:

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

    • Second Life

    • Blogs