Student Chapter of the Year Award
University of South Carolina
This year's Student Chapter of the Year Committee praises the University of South Carolina for its excellence in each of the six categories - communication, financial health, membership, leadership, and programs related to the Student Chapter of the Year Award. Items that especially impressed the committee included the chapter's commitment towards creating a sense of community with their on-campus and distance students alike through various communication efforts and streaming events, its leadership both within their own LIS program as well as within local library associations, and its creative fundraising efforts and social activities.
2015 Runner Up(s)
The runner-up of this year's award is the ALA Student Chapter at Indiana University, who was particularly commended for both the diverse slate of programming they provided their chapter throughout the year, such as its on-going speaker series and career panels, as well as the frequent collaborations they established with other student groups.