The American Library Association Student Chapter
As one of 49 active Student Chapter groups, The FSU College of Communication and Information ALA Student Chapter seeks to promote the growth of its members in accordance with ALA standards, and is supported by the College of Communication and Information. Founded in 1988, the CCI Student Chapter was the 14th to be officially recognized by ALA. By becoming a member of ALA, FSU students gain access to lower membership rates, career opportunities, discounts, national conferences, job listings, newsletters, and invaluable networking opportunities, among other benefits. Student members of ALA can also apply for the Student-to-Staff position at the ALA annual conference. Those chosen as a representative will receive free conference registration and housing in exchange for four hours of volunteer work per day. Students also have the opportunity to join the Florida Library Association at a discounted price when joining ALA. The ALA Student Chapter also provides access to leaders in the library community by bringing esteemed speakers to our meetings.
Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor , meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program.