The American Library Association’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) Student Chapter of the Year Award (SCOTYA) Committee is pleased to announce San Jose State University as the winner of the 2022 ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. The committee also offers congratulations to the University of Hawai’i at Manoa as this year’s runner-up.
The SCOTYA Committee was impressed by the ALA Student Chapter at San Jose State University’s high member engagement despite the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges they face as an online-only program. The SCOTYA Committee also noted the chapter’s awards and honors. The chapter is very active with programs and activities to appeal to different members. San Jose State also posts chapter events to YouTube to enable asynchronous viewing. The chapter uses a variety of communication services including Web 20 technologies, member emails, and website development. This chapter has made significant contributions for their members and to ALA.
The runner-up this year is the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. The SCOTYA Committee noted the chapter’s awards and honors, variety of programs and activities, and strong support for student members.