Student Gift Membership

Learn more about the ALSC Student Gift Membership program, sponsored by the Friends of ALSC.

ALSC and the Friends of ALSC are pleased to announce a new program to offer a free two-year membership for current and recent graduates of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) programs.

Library school students and new graduates are encouraged to launch their career in children’s librarianship with ALSC and ALA membership. ALSC will offer up to 100 memberships which can be used for networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support.

Only children’s services-focused students in their last year before graduation and graduates up to one year after their graduation date from any ALA-accredited graduate school of library and information science (GSLIS) are eligible to apply.


Applications are now closed. This is a pilot program offered through the generosity through the Friends of ALSC. In its first year, the program has already experienced a tremendous amount of interest. Unfortunately, with the funds we had, we were only able to provide the first eligible100 applicants with memberships.

If you've already applied, you will be notified of your status soon.