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The American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA-SC) at USC is affiliated with the national organization, the American Library Association, and serves as the local student chapter of the campus of the Marshall School of Business Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) Graduate Program at the University of Southern California. Thank you for your interest and involvement.

I am pleased to introduce the new officers for this year
(Summer 2018 through Spring 2019):

President, Kat Reynolds
Vice President, Anita Torres
Secretary, Ginger Antunez
Treasurer, Alina Prunean
Co-New Media Liaison, Jackie Chiang
Co-New Media Liaison, Jennifer Burkhard

The purpose and aims of this organization are:

  1. To facilitate and encourage participation in the American Library Association.
  2. To acquaint members with goals, objectives, and resources of the American Library Association.
  3. To encourage professional contacts within the field of librarianship.
  4. To provide the members of the student chapter with official representation to the American Library Association and other relevant organizations.
  5. To actively promote involvement in professional activities beyond the classroom.
  6. To provide a local forum for the exchange of ideas and information about trends, issues, and opportunities in the profession.
  7. To develop skills and relationships that will enable students to have a creative impact on the profession.
  8. To increase awareness of national issues in library and information science.

The Chapter’s Vision

ALA-SC is committed to providing an all-encompassing, welcoming and supportive environment for MMLIS students to connect, collaborate and grow. To prepare our members and inspire our students for service as not only information professionals and educators, but also information managers/leaders.

Membership is open to all MMLIS students at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Through ALASC, students can share their creativity, skills and experience, learn from each other and experts throughout the country and around the world, and connect with ALA both online and in person.

The goals of the board are to increase the membership of ALA-SC at USC, to provide opportunities for networking and involvement in activities outside of the classroom, and to have a productive year promoting ALA values.

We hope you will join us this year, both virtually and in-person, in having an impact on the LIS field.

Warm Regards,

Kat Reynolds, President