Reflections from Graduating Members DiAndra and Brianna

As we bid farewell to another academic year, graduating ALASC members Brianna and DiAndra take a moment to reflect on their journeys serving on the ALASC Executive Committee.  Brianna Morales As my time as the Chair of the ALASC comes to an end, I want to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity to lead such a remarkable team. Serving…

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ALASC is named Student Chapter of the Year 2024

ALASC Student Chapter of the year 2024 The American Library Association Student Chapter of San Jose State University, ALASC, is proud to have been recognized as Student Chapter of the Year! ALASC is recognized by the New Member Round Table, NMRT, a roundtable division of ALA that represents new and emerging library professionals. ALASC was founded in 1994 and is…

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ALASC’s Poetry Open Mic Night Recap

  On Friday, April 26, 2024, our ALASC Events team hosted a captivating evening of poetry, featuring a speaker lineup of talented MLIS students followed by an open mic session. Poems shared tapped into themes of identity, time, love, and daily life. Each poem, rich with personal insight, offered attendees an immersive experience.  This event was more than just a…

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A Conversation with Kara Whatley, University Librarian of Caltech, on Accessibility and Equity in an Academic Library

  In Pasadena, California, The Caltech Library, under the stewardship of University Librarian Kara Whatley, is pioneering a transformative journey towards creating a more accessible and equitable environment for its diverse community of learners and researchers. This journey encompasses a range of innovative initiatives, from enhancing physical spaces with shush booths to strategic partnerships with students aimed at improving service…

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A Recap of the ALASC Connect Over Coffee 30th Anniversary Event

  Monday, March 25, 2024, ALASC marked a significant milestone - 30 years of serving as a vibrant student organization at SJSU. To commemorate this special anniversary, ALASC’s Events team members Missy McCollum, Cat Tang, and Connor Dandridge hosted the bi-annual, “Connect Over Coffee.” We were lucky enough to have a distinguished panel of SJSU alumni librarians, including:    Jenn…

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