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Nov 14 / Matthew Fredericks

ALA 2017 Student-to-Staff Program – Applications Now Being Accepted!

ALA Student-to-Staff Program

Students may now apply to be selected to participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff Program during the 2017 Annual Conference to be held from June 22 to June 27 in Chicago, Illinois. ALA will provide free conference registration, housing (five nights), and a per diem ($200 total) in exchange for a total of 16 hours of work (typically four hours per day) during conference. The student should be available to work on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Students will receive a short questionnaire to help 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. The student will be responsible for travel to San Francisco and local travel expenses.

To qualify, the student must be a personal member of ALA at the time they submit their applications. Students who will graduate in May 2017 may apply.  Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible. Service to the Wayne State University ALA Student Chapter will be considered, but any eligible student may apply since the WSU Chapter does not require an official membership..

If you wish to be considered, you should send a brief application to SLIS at The deadline for the application is Monday, November 21, 2016 at noon. The application should include:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact information
  3. Status in the program including number of credit hours completed and GPA
  4. Your ALA Membership Number
  5. A short statement of between 50 and 250 words about why you should be selected to represent Wayne State University


Since there are more accredited ALA library and information science programs than available slots, there is a small chance that ALA will not select the nominee from Wayne State University, but this is unlikely since the School will submit its nomination earlier than usual this year.

To learn more about ALA’s Student to Staff Program, click on the website below.

SLIS 2015 ALA Student-to-Staff representive Edras Rodriguez-Torres

SLIS 2015 ALA Student-to-Staff representive Edras Rodriguez-Torres (left)