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/