Get to Know Us

Welcome to new and returning students. We want to get to know you as much as you want to learn about us. We are a lively bunch and like meeting new people. We hold monthly meetings from September to April, so we can spend time with old friends and make new ones like you. You can conveniently meet us in person or online. We have lots to discuss from planning our groups events to deciding what speakers to invite to present to our group. We would love to have students like you join us in these discussions. The meetings aren’t too long either.

We support the mission and activities of the ALA and to that end promote librarianship. Spend time with us and learn about trends in the field, visit libraries you are not familiar with, and enhance your professional development. We’d also like to hear your perspective on the field. You will be graduating before you know it, so join us and create a network of colleagues during your graduate studies.

To learn more, join us for our September meeting in the School of Library and Information Science in the Kresge Library on the third floor. Impossible to make it to campus, then connect with us online at ALA@Wayne Webcast.

We hope to meet you at the next meeting!

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Why Join ALA@Wayne?

Why should you join the ALA@Wayne student organization? We are a student chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and we encourage participation with ALA activities and their resources. Becoming part of our student group can help you get active in your library community. Maybe you have leadership skills, but you can always enhance them through involvement in our meetings and events. Could be you need technology skills or you are a Facebook and Tweeter whiz. We can accommodate both. Plus, museums and special libraries are even more fun when you visit them with a group, so consider spending some time with us.

Libraries are places thriving with diversity and so are we. As up and coming professionals “diversity” is mentioned quite often. Diversity is a big term, but think of it as working with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and geographic locations with different learning styles and ways of communicating. One of the most important skills you can learn is how to work collaboratively within a team and deal with various groups and individuals. This could be a great resume builder and conversation piece at your next interview. So, bring your high-speed Internet, and some humor, and we’ll provide the stream. Hope to see you at the next meeting.

Getting Involved in Librarianship

We are gearing up for the year and we are looking for “Warrior” Librarians in the making. Are you interested in finding your niche in the field by exploring some career paths and getting acquainted with some of the metropolitan Detroit area libraries and information resource centers?  Come join the ALA@Wayne and make friends. We’re a casual group and you will fit right in. We are all about getting involved in library activities and networking. We have two meetings and a mixer lined up for this semester. We will learn firsthand about the day-to-day activities of librarians to help us gain more exposure to the profession this year. We are also planning a few site tours to help you get acquainted with a few libraries and maybe a museum.  To learn more, join us on campus on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00pm in the School of Library and Information Science in Kresge Library on the third floor. Impossible to make it to campus, then connect with us online at https://connect.slis.wayne.edu/alawayne/. We hope to see you at the next meeting!