Student Chapter of the Year Award

About the Student Chapter of the Year Award
The Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to ALA, its school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters and to recognize future leaders.  Official ALA Student Chapters are organizations formed by students at schools offering accredited programs of library and information studies.  The winning student chapter receives a $1,000 travel grant to help with the cost of ALA conference attendance.

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2016 Winner(s)

University of South Carolina

This year's Student Chapter of the Year Award goes to the University of South Carolina. This is the second consecutive year the University of South Carolina has received the award. This year’s Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee praised the chapter for their commitment to providing programing and communication for members both on campus and at a distance. The chapter excels in creative fundraising and the ability to offer scholarships for members’ professional development.

2016 Runner Up(s)

Pratt Institute

The runner-up of this year's award is the ALA Student Chapter at Pratt Institute, The variety and breadth of the group’s programming, which includes a mix of professional development, community service, and social events, was highly praised, as was their toolkit aimed at new student members, and active leadership.