Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee

Committee Charge

The Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee (SASCO) is charged with the task of developing and maintaining a network of individuals able to promote ALA and NMRT and to work with other NMRT and ALA recruitment efforts to help keep student members informed of various NMRT activities, awards and scholarships and to review/evaluate NMRT's student recruitment efforts.

For more information on student chapters, please visit the Student Chapters FAQ and the Directory of ALA Student Chapters.


History of the Committee

No history available.


Major Responsibilities

  1. Communicate with library school students on a monthly basis (typically via email with student chapter presidents)to share information about NMRT activities, ALA, professional development, and job searching.
  2. Organize a list of volunteers that will be willing to make personal or virtual visits to talk with library school students about NMRT and professional association involvement (Speaker's List).
  3. Maintain SASCO website and Handbook entry.
  4. Assist in advertising the Student Chapter of the Year Award (SCOTYA).
  5. Assist at the NMRT Student Reception.
  6. Assist in the Mentor/Mentee Program.
  7. Serve as ambassadors for NMRT at every opportunity.
  8. Attend ALA Membership Committee meetings.

2016-2017 Committee Roster

  • Azalea Janel B Ebbay
  • Alison McCarty
  • Jessica David
  • Corinne Jessica Thompson
  • Samantha Quinon (Co-Chair)
  • Alyse McKeal (Co-Chair)

Speakers' Pool

Let us connect you! We provide LIS students with the opportunity to have active NMRT and ALA members speak (virtually or in-person) about involvement in the association and professional development topics. This is a wonderful opportunity for ALA's best and brightest to be ambassadors to the next generation of library leaders and to keep our professional organization viable. Any questions about the Speakers' Pool should be directed to the current chair.

Previous Years' News

An archive of updates from the committee are available on the NMRT SASCO blog.

  • June 2012 (PDF)
  • May 2012 (PDF)
  • April 2012 (PDF)
  • March 2012 (PDF)
  • February 2012 (PDF)
  • January 2012 (PDF)