April 6-10, 2020, is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. Started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, the week seeks to “emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.”
To celebrate our student members and all LIS students as they pursue careers in librarianship and related fields, ACRL has a number of resources to help you make the most of your student experience, even as your classes move online.
Member of the Week: Jermaine Dennis
ACRL is excited to feature recent CUNY Queens College graduate Jermaine Dennis as our Member of the Week! Jermaine joined ACRL to understand what reference librarians are doing in academic and research settings, and to network with other librarians who are on the same career path. He aspires to become a reference librarian for an academic or research library, particularly one that specializes in Black cultural research.
Learn more about Jermaine in his ACRL Member of the Week profile!
Tell all your friends! Student membership is only $5
For a limited time, ACRL student membership is still only $5 after joining ALA. Student members enjoy discounts on ACRL publications and learning opportunities, access to unique and specialized resources, and the opportunity to become part of an engaged, global community. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to grow your network and your professional development at an unbeatable price.
Special Discount: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit
The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit is a thorough handbook designed to guide you from library school through your first several years as an academic librarian. It can help you apply for your first position, find your bearings in your new job, establish yourself in the profession through scholarship and service, and transition to your next position. In addition, you will add important skills to your professional toolkit: advocating for yourself and your ideas, writing for publication, teaching effectively, connecting with faculty and students, and building your professional brand.
Keep learning while you’re stuck at home
Sheltering in place? Take some time to brush up on your skills and get ready for your first librarian position. ACRL has a number of free webcast recordings just for students:
- An Introduction to Academic Librarianship
- So You Want to Be an Academic Librarian: Academic Librarianship and the Hiring Process
- Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions
- Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years? Thinking Critically about Interviewing for Librarian Positions
You can also check out our full catalog of free webcast recordings covering a wide range of topics.
Want to make the most of your student membership? Check out our Student Resources page for additional tools to help you succeed and advancement opportunities to grow your career. Follow ACRL’s social media this week at #GPSAWeek as we highlight these resources and more, and to share how your school is celebrating its students (from a social distance)! For more information, visit acrl.org or contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at firstname.lastname@example.org.