AASL Student Special Interest Group Community
According to the AASL Bylaws Article XIII. Interest Groups
Section 1. Establishment
Any group of ten or more members of the AASL interested in discussing common concerns which fall within the purpose of the AASL, but which are not the responsibility of a single AASL section or committee, may form an interest group upon written petition from the interest group and approval by the AASL Board of Directors.
Section 2. Organization
Each interest group shall elect a chairperson at its meeting during the Annual Conference of ALA. The chair shall keep a list of the members of the group, be responsible for all communications with them, preside at meetings of the group, and file a written report with the president of the AASL after each meeting. An interest group may meet to discuss common problems and concerns; establish a means of communication among members; and recommend action to the AASL Board of Directors. However, the interest group may incur no expenses except as authorized, and make no policy.
Section 3. Membership
Membership in an interest group shall be open to members of the AASL who are interested in the concerns of the group.
Section 4. Dissolution
An interest group may be dissolved at its request by the AASL Board of Directors, and shall be dissolved if it becomes inactive or fails to comply with the provisions of this article.
Based on the Bylaws, in order for there to be an AASL Student Special Interest Group there must be a petition of ten or more, by joining this group you are effectively signing the petition to form the AASL Student Special Interest Group.
Once formed and approved this will give AASL members, who are students or who have an interest in student related issues, a place where they can connect with each other and discuss topics/issues that are relevant to the student population. At its first meeting the AASL Student Special Interest Group will elect a Chair who will guide in discussions on possible strategic initiatives and projects.
Only requirement to join: you must be an AASL personal member.