CLIS Student Chapter of the American Library Association

Student to Staff: ALA 2008 in Anaheim, CA January 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — simmons5 @ 5:40 pm


Interested in attending ALA’s annual meeting in Anaheim this summer?

Our student chapter gets to select one member to participate in the 2008 Student to Staff program.

ALA will provide free conference registration, housing and a per diem in
exchange for a total of 20 hours of work (typically four hours per day)
during the conference. Transportation costs are NOT covered.

The student should be available to work on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, June 27-July 1, 2008. Students will receive a short questionnaire to help us match them with appropriate ALA staff. Based on their assignment, students may be expected to perform a range of duties from clerical, to sales, to use of computers.

To qualify, the student must be a personal member of ALA.

I worked with ALA’s Washington office over the summer as part of the Student to Staff program and really enjoyed the experience. My work involved attending the Washington Office legislative update session, helping to guide a tour of Capitol Hill and directing Library Day on the Hill participants to their representatives’ offices.

If you are interested in participating e-mail clisala.exec at by Friday January 18th. We may have to come up with some sort of contest to pick our representative; once I know how many of you are interested we’ll go from there.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me.



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