Join the ALCTS Mentoring Program
The ALCTS Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The ALCTS Mentoring Program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles.
Volunteer for a Committee
Volunteering for and then getting appointed to a committee is a time-honored way to serve ALCTS, add some useful entries to your resume, get to know people, and maybe launch an association volunteer career that will lead you to committee chairpersonship or higher office. The appointing officers (the presidents-elect and section chairs-elect) try very hard to get everyone who volunteers involved. The appointment cycle generally runs from February through June.
Interest Groups: Create Your Own Appointment
Joining an Interest Group is as simple as joining the group’s online space in ALA Connect and participating in discussions there and attending in-person events, if you’re able.
Publish with ALCTS
ALCTS offers multiple avenues to get published, including journal articles, monographs, and book reviews.