UB ALA is the American Library Association Student Chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo. We plan and organize events and provide opportunities for:

– Professional Development
– Advocacy
– Community Service

The purpose and aims of UB ALA are:

  • To acquaint members with goals, objectives, and resources of the ALA.
  • To provide the members of the student chapter with official representation to the ALA and other relevant organizations.
  • To encourage professional contacts within the field of librarianship.
  • To actively promote involvement in professional activities beyond the classroom and office.
  • To provide a local forum for the exchange of ideas and information about trends, issues, and opportunities in the profession.
  • To develop skills and relationships that will enable students to have a creative and lasting impact on the profession.
  • To increase awareness of national issues in library and information science.