NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award

About the NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award
The Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to ALA, its school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters and to recognize future leaders.  Official ALA Student Chapters are organizations formed by students at schools offering accredited programs of library and information studies.  The winning student chapter receives a $1,000 travel grant to help with the cost of ALA conference attendance.

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2019 Winner(s)

The SCOTYA Committee was impressed by the LISSA Chapter of University of South Carolina’s member engagement.  The chapter gained 20 new, active members including new members in the local Columbia, South Carolina area as members entering the SLIS program from a distance.  The chapter is very active with programs, projects, and activities.  LISSA held monthly meetings to plan out events for the semester.  The chapter used a variety of communication services such as Web 2.0 technologies, listservs, publications and flyers. Through the hard work of its members, this chapter has made significant contributions to the school and ALA.  

2019 Runner Up(s)

The runner-up this year is Kent State University.  The SCOTYA Committee noted the chapter's connection to online leaners, growth in membership, and diversity of programs and activities.