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:
- Vice President: Katherine Begle-Brunet (1st year)
- Treasurer: Micaela Rodgers (2nd year)
- Secretary: Jessica Takakjian (1st year)
- Webmaster: Lawrence Maminta (1st year)
- Publicist: Luz Badillo (1st 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