Brittany Broz Chosen for Student-to-Staff Program for ALA 2018

brittany broz

Baton Rouge, LA

MLIS student Brittany Broz has been selected to participate in this year's American Library Association (ALA) Student-to-Staff (S2S) program, where she will represent the LSU ALA student chapter at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The award includes conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meals in exchange for 16 hours of service assisting ALA staff. Only 40 students are chosen for the honor from the more than 60 ALA Student Chapters. A SLIS student has been chosen for the award every year for more than three decades.

Asked how the S2S program might benefit her, she replied, "This will be my first ALA conference and I can't wait to experience all that the conference has to offer. I won't just be attending, I'll be behind the scenes working with members of the ALA to make sure everything is running smoothly." Beyond the inside view of operations, Broz is eager to see how the program might also provide networking opportunities: "The chance to meet the actual movers and shakers of the ALA is so exciting! I’m eager to make those connections." 

Broz considers herself "very passionate" about public libraries and their role in the community, and looks forward to connecting with other like-minded professionals through the S2S program at the conference. "My dream is to work for the ALA one day, fighting to preserve intellectual freedom and free access to information for all." 

About SLIS

The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online education in library and information science. SLIS offers an undergraduate minor and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in library science, an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records & Information Management, and School Librarianship. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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