April 07, 2005


At the end of the last century I was the President of the ALA Student Chapter at Indiana University. We had bake sales, sold mugs, sold shirts, gave away ALA-SC pens, held lots of meetings, arranged library tours and guest speakers, had many social events including a most enjoyable pizza party night in the library where we watched Party Girl. Heck, we even organized a scholarship to attend the ALA annual conference. Sure, it was extra work, but the effort was well worth it. My organizing and planning skills developed a bit and we even got to use some of Roberts Good Oleí Rules of Order. That was less fun, but still interesting (to a point:).

Iíve always hoped the ALA-SC at IU would continue to prosper and have made it a point to check back in on them on occasion. Imagine my delight at discovering that they have been named ALA Student Chapter of the year! Woo hoo!

They now have a very nifty electronic bulletin board system with spots for committees to meet, for events to be arranged, for people to discuss general library/tech topics or even swap text books. Nice work ALA-SC IU! I love you, man!

If you want to show them love too, why not order a SLIS mug? If you like lizards, libraries or IU, itís the mug you want to be seen drinking from. Címon, youíre thirsty, arenít you?

Posted by libraryman at April 7, 2005 04:23 PM