All students at UBC’s School of Information are considered members of the student chapter of the ALA. However, while you are a student is a great time to join the American Library Association.
The ALA would like to welcome you to the new year with the following message:
The key to a successful professional career is to get connected and involved. There is no better way to do this than to become an active member in professional library associations – and now you can join both the state association and the American Library Association ($39 value!) at a discounted bundle price of only $42US/year.
Elevate your graduate student experience, by connecting with others who have similar interests and goals. As an ALA Joint Student member, you will find yourself networking and collaborating with local colleagues who are at every stage of their career and have opportunities to connect with colleagues across the country and around the world. Over 4,000 students like you take advantage of this offer each year.
Joint student membership also comes with a host of member benefits from both your state association where your live and ALA. You’ll have access to publications, resources and tools for library workers in every setting; opportunities for grants and scholarships; and so much more. ALA’s Member Value Programs provide discounts from range of companies to help you save on office supplies, car rentals or even home insurance.
As a Joint Student member, you will bring value to the profession with fresh perspectives, interests, and skills. You will be able to apply what you’re learning in class to help build a future for yourself and for libraries. Your contribution to your state and national associations will give you the platform to influence how the profession evolves. Your colleagues are simply waiting for you to get involved and take advantage of this great opportunity!