Welcome to PALA!

PALA is a student group for the Pratt School of Information community, and we act as the student branch of the ALA for Pratt– If you’re an enrolled student at the School of Information, you’re already a member of PALA!


Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve got coming up:

Stay tuned for information about upcoming tours, panels, and workshops this semester, and join us at our monthly general meeting. Be sure to check our twitter for updates!

  • Topics in Librarianship: ASIS&T and PALA present a Zine Workshop
    Friday, January 26 from 12-5pm in room 610 (PMC)
    Come learn about and make zines with us!
  • Professional Development: Plagiarism​ ​and​ ​Citation​ ​Management Workshop
    Week of January 29th
    Avoiding​ ​plagiarism​ ​is​ ​a​ ​key​ ​component​ ​of​ ​information​ ​literacy. ​Learn​ ​the​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​plagiarism​ ​at​ ​Pratt​ ​and​ ​in the​ ​librarianship​ ​profession.​ ​Plus, learn​ ​key​ ​citation​ ​management​ ​tools, which​ ​can​ ​make citing your research easier!
  • Career Exploration: Tour Book Ops
    Friday, February 2 at 4pm
    31-11 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    BookOps provides combined technical services to Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) and is responsible for collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, and delivery to 150 branches. It’s home to an automated book sorter that processes 8,000 items an hour! Don’t miss out on exploring this unique organization.
  • Professional Development: Grant Proposal Development for Libraries with Grace Agnew
    Saturday, February 3 
    Learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​write​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​grant​ ​proposal from ​Grace​ ​Agnew,​ ​Associate​ ​University​ ​Librarian​ ​for​ ​Digital Library​ ​Systems​ ​at​ ​Rutgers​ ​University​ ​Libraries,​ ​who​ ​has​ ​written​ ​grants​ ​for​ ​public​ ​and​ ​academic libraries​ ​and​ ​served​ ​as​ ​a​ ​grant​ ​reviewer​ ​for​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Science​ ​Foundation​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Institute​ ​of Museum​ ​and​ ​Library​ ​Services.
It’s also never too early to start thinking about including your work in #infoshow18, Pratt School of Information’s annual showcase and celebration of student work. This is a great opportunity to gain professional presentation experience and learn what your fellow students are up to.
Have an amazing job or internship this semester? Show off what you’re working on our Instragram! 
PALA is seeking photo submissions of SI students out and about working in the information professions. Whether you’re an aspiring UX researcher, audiovisual archivist or young adult librarian, this is a great way to share what you do. Send a photo with your Name, Job/Internship Title, @instagram handle, and a short blurb about your work to silssa.pratt@gmail.com.

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