Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee 
2015

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2015 Student Chapter of the Year Award Winner

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) and the American Library Association (ALA) Membership Committee wish to congratulate the American Library Association Student Chapter at San Jose State University as the winner of the 2014 ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. The runner-up is the ALA Student Chapter at Indiana University.

 

Purpose of the Award

In the spirit of ALA's NMRT, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession.

Award and Award Criteria

The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. 
The seven categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:

  • Membership Engagement
  • Programs
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Financial Health
  • Awards and Honors
  • Student Chapter Advisor Statement

Eligibility

All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALA member may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.

Nomination Form

Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Michelle Demeter (mdemeter@fsu.edu). Deadline for submitting completed nomination forms is March 2, 2015, 11:59pm EST. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Download the 2015 Student Chapter of the Year Award nomination form (.doc format)

Form evaluation

The Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee will review the nomination forms to select the winner and runner-up Student Chapter of the Year. Points will be assigned to each nominated student chapter, based on criteria and weights used in the evaluation of the nomination form. The award winners are the two student chapters with the highest total scores.

Notification

The winner and runner-up will be notified no later than March 31, 2015, so that the winners may attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Award presentation

The Student Chapter of the Year Award will be presented to the Student Chapter Officers or delegates at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

2014/15 SCOTYA Committee Roster

Michelle Demeter, Chair, mdemeter@fsu.edu
Amanda Melilli, amanda.melilli@unlv.edu
Elena Azadbakht, Elena.Azadbakht@usm.edu
Kristen Mapes, kmapes86@gmail.com
Natalie DeJonghe, nataliedejonghe@gmail.com
Tarida Anantachai, tananta@syr.edu
Lindsey Taggart, lindsey.taggart@gmail.com
Maureen Cropper, Maureen.cropper@kctcs.edu