Welcome to UCLA and to GSEIS:)
My name is Liza Mardoyan and I am the president of the UCLA Student Chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The co-president is Renee Romero, who served as UCLA - ALA Vice President and President years past.
There is a brand new team of MLIS students, who volunteered for the ALA@UCLA officer positions for this school year:
Thank You all for volunteering your precious time.
We have exciting events and activities planned for the school year. The first event is a tour of YRL with Diane Mizrachi, the social sciences and undergraduate instruction librarian. The event will include a tour portion and then a hands-on session.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time and place: Meet Renee at 2:45 pm in front of the IS building.
Tour time: 3-3:30pm in YRL
Hands-on Portion: 3:30 - 4:30pm in the RC (Research Commons) Classroom
Max. Participants: 25
The hands-on session will include: Using the library catalog & databases with effective search strategies, the libguides, the proxy-server/VPN, ILL, SRLF, possible sign-up for Aeon account, to set-up accounts to request special collection material and other useful information.
There will be one to two events planned in November.
- Field trip to libraries on campus.
- Game night in Powell.
The UCLA student chapter of ALA was created to help promote ALA’s mission on the UCLA Campus. Our theme is Confluence. We are committed to converging our unique backgrounds and ideas, learning from each other and growing together as a community of information professionals in the various fields of information science. That means we value YOU, no matter what track you are on and encourage everyone to get involved with ALA events and activities!
Information about ALA can be found here: www.ala.org
Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a fun and relaxing winter break. Stay tuned for exciting opportunities to follow from ALA this quarter, including mentorship and next year's officer selection. As always, if there are any ideas for things that you want to do, feel free to let us know.
The ALA Team
Hope to see you here! If you have any interest in archives, Los Angeles history, etc. It is highly recommended that you visit this event at USC on Saturday October 21.
Hello and welcome to a new year!
My name is Renee Romero and I am the American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter President for the 2017-2018 academic school year. I want to welcome the First Years to the program and the Second Years to their last year of the program!
ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, turning 141 years old this coming October. It was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a purpose of providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
The UCLA student chapter of ALA was created to help promote ALA’s mission on the UCLA Campus. This year, our theme is Community. We are committed to growing together as a community of information professionals in the various fields of information science. That means we value YOU, no matter what track you are on and encourage everyone to get involved with ALA events and activities!
We are planning a lot of awesome programs to help improve your professional development and also engage more with your peers and the UCLA Library community. I want to encourage you to get involved with whatever you are interested in; now is the perfect time to gain new experience and learn new things. I hope to see you at some of our events and look forward to getting to know everyone!
Information about ALA can be found here: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/
Posted by Julian Gautier
Francesca Marineo writes at ALA.org about making the most of library school, describing the benefits of being involved in student organizations, including ALA as student chapter president, the California Library Association, and California Academic and Research Libraries. Check it out here: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/news/footnotes/may2015/making-the-most-of-library-school
Posted by Julian Gautier
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has added a new section on its website just for student members! This page contains important information that will enhance your membership with YALSA, an active and prominent division of ALA.
It provides links to student resources such as membership benefits, how to become involved, how to publish with YALSA, and all-important job search and career resources. It is the one-stop spot to support your professional development opportunities as you launch your career in teen services.
Check it out http://www.ala.org/yalsa/resources-student-members or visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/ and click on the YALSA members tab >> student members.
Posted by Julian Gautier
I think it is amazing how quickly time flies when you are in your second year of the program. I honestly cannot believe that I will be presenting/defending my issue paper in a couple of weeks and that soon, I will be thrown out into the real world. As weird as it may sound, I am actually going to miss being a student here. It really is amazing how many leadership opportunities that our program provides to students. For me, this has manifested in leading the ALA for the 2013-14 year. Over the past year, ALA has helped formed relationships between first-year and second-year students through a mentor/mentee program, introduced students to academic librarians on campus, sat in on planning meetings of and volunteered at a library-themed event organized by Powell, learned about Open Access, and has even met the City Librarian for all of Los Angeles! Despite all of these events, I think am most proud of being able to help and interact with my fellow students. Despite what we all may think, the people sitting next to you in Management and Ethics will be your future colleagues...so get to know your classmates!
The American Library Association is the oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world. For more than a century, it has been a leader in defending intellectual freedom and promoting the highest quality library and information services.