Last night ALA Student Chapter (ALASC), San Jose State University hosted the webinar "Making the Most of Your ALA Membership." A few friends mentioned the session on Twitter, and then ALA President-Elect Molly Raphael mentioned it in passing during our monthly ALA Executive Board conference call. I decided to attend.
Do you have questions about the American Library Association? Do you want to get involved with librarianship at a national level? Do you want to learn what ALA can do for you and your career?
Join ALASC on February 22 in Elluminate for a session on "Making the Most of You ALA Membership." Speakers will include Ken Haycock, former director of SJSU SLIS; Tiffany Mair, a recent SLIS graduate and 2011 ALA Emerging Leader; and Molly Raphael, the 2010-2011 ALA President Elect.
I was pleased to discover Jamie Renton, SJSU's ALASC Chair, was moderating the session. I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie during the Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. We emailed a bit after conference, but it had been a while since I connected with her. It was great to reconnect and receive such a warm welcome.
I really enjoyed the program. Lots of great perspectives and advice about getting involved in the association, and some really great questions from the audience. I even contributed a little bit, adding a few tips via the text chat on ways to get involved in the Association (especially NMRT) based on my experience. I hope to participate in one of their programs in the near future.