Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee Seeks Nominations

In the spirit of ALA‘s NMRT, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter’s outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession.


The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

The six categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:

  • Membership Engagement and Programs
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Financial
  • Awards and Honors
  • Student Chapter Advisor Statement


All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALAmember may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.

For more information, contact the committee chair, Michelle Chronister at


Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Michelle Chronister at michelle.chronister @ Completed nomination forms must be received by March 2, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern for consideration. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Download the 2012 Student Chapter of the Year Award nomination form (PDF format)

Past Student Chapter of the Year Award winners and runners-up include the 2011 winners:  the ALA student chapter at Indiana University and the ALA student chapter at San Jose State University (respectively).

For more information, view the the full call for nominations on ALA Connect:

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