The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA)


SCALA at Emporia State University is dedicated to the educational, professional, service, and social enrichment of the students of the SLIM program. Membership in SCALA is free, and ALA membership, while not required, is encouraged. Officers consist of SLIM students, and elections for officers are held in the fall. SCALA encourages active member involvement in planning and directing group activities, which include library tours, service opportunities, social events, and much, much more. The group’s focus is broad-based, and SCALA strives to design resources and activities to benefit SLIM students interested in all aspects of librarianship and the information profession.

Students at all regional locations are encouraged to be involved


Student Membership in Professional Organizations


National Organizations

Students can join American Library Association and receive American Libraries Magazine, reduced costs to conferences, and other valuable resources.
There are many other national organizations pertaining to specific interests and aspects of librarianship.

State and Regional Library Associations

There are a number of state and regional library organizations which often offer reduced costs of membership for students. We encourage students to participate in these organizations for professional development.

For more information about national, state, and regional organizations in which you would like to participate, please contact your regional director.


Emporia Campus Student Groups


There are many student groups available on the Emporia State University campus. The most current list and how to join each group please visit Hornet Life