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Student to Staff Essay Contest

October 29, 2017

Want to go to ALA but worried about the costs? Participate in the Student to Staff Essay contest to potentially win a chance at a partly sponsored trip to ALA!

What is Student to Staff?

It is a program for SCALA chapters to send a member to ALA. As a part of the Student to Staff program, the participant will work part of the conference while also attending sessions at the conference. This is a great opportunity to lessen the financial burden of going, as well as help out with making ALA a great experience for other conference-goers.

Each SCALA chapter nominates one member for the Student to Staff program. Here at UNC-CH we facilitate an essay contest to determine who will go to ALA.

Any questions? Email Brittany Soder at Look out for an email in early November from Brittany with links to the contest.

NCLA Biannual Conference

October 1, 2017

Check out the conference schedule here

This is a great opportunity to meet and network with librarians from around the state. Look out for information from SCALA about coordinating carpools.

SCALA Interest Meeting

August 31, 2017

We will be talking about our upcoming essay contest, opportunities for professional development. We will also raffle a FREE student joint membership to NCLA (North Carolina Library Association) and ALA (American Library Association.

Afterwards we will walk to Franklin Street for dinner if anyone is interested!

SILS Book Sale April 4-6

March 28, 2017

The SILS Book Sale is SCALA’s largest event of spring semester! The proceeds from the book sale will go to SILS student organizations, as well as the Prison Books Collective here in town. The multi-day event takes place in front of Davis Library from 9am to 5pm everyday. Most books will be priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. It’s a book lovers dream! Cash encouraged.

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SILS Booksale Donations

February 22, 2017

Donation box locations include Davis Library, the Undergraduate Library, Wilson Library, the Sloane Art Library, and two locations in Manning Hall (Manning Lobby and the SILS Library). More donation boxes will be going up around campus as we hear back from other departments.

Also, SCALA will be looking for volunteers for the book sale in the next few weeks. The book sale is scheduled for April 4-6 from 9 am-5 pm each day!

Have any questions?

Email SCALA vice-president Mary Oliva at