Forty ALA Student Chapter Members Chosen to Participate in the 2019 Student to Staff Program

Forty student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff program at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 20-June 25.

Established in 1973, the program allows 40 students, both ALA members and members of their school's ALA student chapter, to attend and participate in an annual conference in exchange for working 16 hours for ALA staff during the conference. These students also receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meals.

Students are selected and nominated by their faculty advisors. Among other criteria, each student must be a current ALA member and remain so through the ALA Annual Conference, and cannot have previously participated in the program.

The students participating in the 2019 program are (in alphabetical order by last name of student):

  • Valerie Aucoin, University of Tennessee (Tenn.)
  • Beronica Avila, Dominican University (Ill.)
  • Nicholas David Bambach, East Carolina University (N.C.)
  • Whitney Baswell, University of Southern Mississippi (Miss.)
  • Francine Binnert, Clarion University (Pa.)
  • Olivia Boyer, University of Central Missouri (Mo.)
  • Shylo Brandenburg, Texas Woman's University (Texas)
  • Claire Cahoon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (N.C.)
  • Tayla Cardillo, University of Rhode Island (R.I.)
  • Beth Cartier, San Jose State University (Calif.)
  • Martha Clark, University of Texas at Austin (Texas)
  • Amy Corder, Louisiana State University (La.)
  • Dan Delmonaco, Rutgers University (N.J.)
  • Conor Dugan, Syracuse University (N.Y.)
  • Edna Enyeji, North Carolina Central University (N.C.)
  • Elona Fish, Emporia State University (Kan.)
  • Johana Flores, Wayne State University (Mich.)
  • Thomas Guiney, St. Catherine University (Minn.)
  • Lindsay Gypin, University of Denver (Colo.)
  • Alisa Haines, University of Southern California (Calif.)
  • Chris Heckman, Kent State University (Ohio)
  • Ingrid Emeliam Hellstrom, The Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Sarah Hodierne, University of South Carolina (S.C.)
  • Jessica Hollister, University at Buffalo (N.Y.)
  • Elizabeth Jenkins, Drexel University (Pa.)
  • Marley Kalt, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Robin Goodfellow (Puck) Malamud, Simmons University (Mass.)
  • Liza Mardoyan, University of California, Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Heather A Martz, Valdosta State University MLIS (Ga.)
  • Adam McConville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ill.)
  • Louis Migliazza, University of Arizona (Ariz.)
  • Melodie Pennington, University of Oklahoma (Okla.)
  • Gabriella Trinchetta, St. John's University (N.Y.)
  • Elizabeth Uchimura, Florida State University (Fla.)
  • Elan Marae Ward, University of Kentucky (Ky.)
  • Brian M. Watson, Indiana University (Ind.)
  • Kari Whitney, University of Washington (Wash.)
  • Adrienne Williams, Northeastern State University (Okla.)
  • Morgan Witte, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Wis.)
  • Lisa Zhu, University of British Columbia (B.C.)

Information about the program is sent to the schools each year before December 1. All official announcements about when the nomination has opened, how to nominate a student by survey (including the link to the survey), and when the nominations have been closed are made through, the business e-list for the student chapters. Subscribers include faculty advisors and student chapter presidents.

The deadline for nominating a student is between when the announcement is distributed and whenever 40 qualifying students are accepted into the program. Because only 40 students are accepted into the program, but there are 60 active student chapters, qualifying students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information about the ALA Student-to-Staff program, contact Beatrice Calvin, Manager, Professional Development, American Library Association, Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR), 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, 1-800-545-2433, Ext. 4280,