Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee

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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.

2019-2020 Committee Roster

Each Student Chapter and/or degree granting institution has a SASCO liaison who is available to answer any questions about ALA or NMRT involvement. The committee members are listed below with their assigned schools. If your school is not listed below and you would like a liaison from NMRT, please contact the committee chair.

Ariana Santiago, chair,
• FL: Florida State University
• FL: University of South Florida
• GA: Valdosta State University
• LA: Louisiana State University
• MS: University of Southern Mississippi
• TX: Texas Woman's University
• TX: University of North Texas
• TX: University of Texas – Austin
• PR: University of Puerto Rico
• AZ: University of Arizona
• BC: University of British Columbia
• CA: San Jose State University
• CA: University of Southern California
• CO: University of Denver
• HI: University of Hawaii
• MN: St. Catherine University
• IL: Chicago State University
• IL: Dominican University
• IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• MI: University of Michigan
• NY: Long Island University
• NY: Pratt Institute
• NY: Queens College, CUNY
• NY: St. John's University
• NY: SUNY Albany
• AL: University of Alabama
• CT: Southern Connecticut State University
• KY: University of Kentucky
• MA: Simmons College
• NJ: Rutgers University
• OH: Kent State University
• RI: University of Rhode Island
• SC: University of South Carolina
• TN: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Laura Dimmit,
• DC: Catholic University of America
• MD: University of Maryland
• MO: University of Missouri- Columbia
• NC: East Carolina University
• NC: North Carolina Central University
• NC: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
• NC: University of North Carolina Greensboro
• NS: Dalhousie University
• ON: University of Toronto
Michele Beacham,
• IA: University of Iowa
• CA: University of California - Los Angeles
• MI: Wayne State University
• NY: SUNY Buffalo
• NY: Syracuse University
• WA: University of Washington
• WI: University of Wisconsin – Madison
• WI: University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Rachel Miles,
• IN: Indiana University
• KS: Emporia State University
• OR: Emporia State University (Portland chapter)
• OK: University of Oklahoma
• OK: Northeastern State University
• PA: Clarion University
• PA: Drexel University
• PA: University of Pittsburgh
• QC: McGill University


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)