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What does it mean to be an ALSC student member?

Being an ALSC student member means embarking on an adventure! Being an ALSC student member means opening unknown doors while holding trustworthy hands!  I started my library career as a page at the Boise Public Library in 2009. During this time, I convinced myself that I wanted to be a children’s librarian because of the wonderful experiences I had with the children’s department and children’s librarians. But what did I know about being a children’s librarian? English is not my first language. I didn’t grow up in the U.S. with access to classic children’s authors like Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, or even Dr. Seuss. Could I even be a children’s librarian here?   Despite my lack (I thought) of qualifications, I was determined to pursue librarianship. After taking the TOEFL and GRE twice and then receiving rejection letters from two schools, I was able to start a…

Friends of ALSC

Student Gift Membership Recipient – Alexandra Bell

In January 2017, free two-year ALSC/ALA memberships were granted to 100 students. These memberships were made possible through funds from the Friends of ALSC. The objective of this pilot program is to support new professionals in their ALSC membership and to encourage networking, while taking advantage of professional development opportunities, and career support. Below is a post written by student gift recipient, Alexandra Bell, on her journey thus far with ALSC.

Friends of ALSC

Student Gift Membership Recipient – Angela Bair

In January 2017, free two-year ALSC/ALA memberships were granted to 100 students. These memberships were made possible through funds from the Friends of ALSC. The objective of this pilot program is to encourage and support new professionals in their ALSC membership and engagement and to begin networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support. Below is a post written by student gift recipient, Angela Bair, on her journey thus far with ALSC.