The American Library Association Student Chapter (ALASC) at San José State University was founded on May 17, 1994, and is the 42nd official student chapter of the ALA. The purpose of ALASC is to foster participation in the American Library Association and use of its publications, scholarships and conferences; to encourage scholarly achievement and professional awareness of national issues in library and information science; to provide a local forum for the exchange of ideas and information about trends, issues, and opportunities in the profession; to provide a supportive environment in which members can share their creativity, teach their skills, offer their experience, direct their expertise, and can learn from each other in a supportive milieu.

For more information read our Constitution.

Awards

2022

The SJSU ALASC was honored to be recognized as the 2022 ALA Student Chapter of the Year!

2014

SJSU ALASC was voted Student Chapter of the Year!

2011

ALASC was proud to be the runner-up for the ALA Student Chapter of the Year award for 2011!

2010

SJSU ALASC was the proud recipient of the ALA Chapter of the Year Award for 2010!

SJSU ALASC was the proud recipient of the Design-a-Program SLA San Andreas Chapter Award for 2010!

2009

SJSU ALASC was the proud recipient of the ALA Chapter of the Year Award for 2009!

2007

SJSU ALASC won the award for Outstanding Educational Program for the Luminary Lecture Series. The program was recognized for its organization, variety of topics, and distribution through YouTube. The presenter also noted the fact that the officers of the organization are distributed throughout the state and the lectures have been viewed by more than 500 people. Read the award application and see pictures from the banquet on Flickr.

2001

The SJSU ALASC was the proud recipient of the ALA Runner-up Chapter of the Year Award for 2001.

2000

SJSU ALASC was the proud recipient of the ALA Chapter of the Year Award for 2000!