Career planning begins long before you graduate. In fact, it is your first job. ALA is here to help you build marketable skills beyond the classroom — skills that are attractive to employers. Connecting with experienced professionals is invaluable to your career.
Whether you are still exploring your options within the profession or focused on specific career goals, ALA offers resources to support you now and throughout your career. These include Student AL Direct, ALA’s student member e-newsletter and this Student Member Portal, which links you to ALA services, support, programs, products, information about scholarships, employment information, research assistance, and the invaluable benefit of connecting with experienced library professionals.
Go to the full ALA Student Member Portal. Be sure to log in to access the portal.
Not a student member? Join ALA now.
Forty-six chapters allow students to join and rejoin one state library association and ALA for one low price of $42, now through August 31, 2019. Learn more about the joint student membership program.