SLIS student selected for ALA Student-to-Staff Program

SLIS graduate student Daniela Hudson has been selected as the ALA Student-to-Staff representative for The Florida State University at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Graduate student Suzanne Smagala will represent FSU, should Hudson be unable to serve.

Each fall, members of student chapters of the American Library Association may compete to be Student-to-Staff representatives for their colleges or universities. Forty representatives are chosen from across the U.S. to receive free annual conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meals during the ALA annual conference. In exchange, the representatives work four hours per day for four days during the conference.

“I congratulate Daniela and I am so pleased that she will be representing our chapter at the annual conference,” said Corinne Jörgensen, director of the School of Library & Information Studies at FSU. SLIS will be assisting Ms. Hudson with transportation costs, which are not covered by the ALA.

Each school follows their own process to select their Student-to-Staff representative. SLIS had five applicants who were required to write an essay on their purpose for attending the conference. A committee of SLIS faculty chose the winner and alternate.

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