Professional Organizations

Library Support Staff Interests Round Table (LSSIRT) 

There is a place for library paraprofessionals in the American Library Association called LSSIRT. Check here for recent meeting reports, their current stand on the issue of certification, and membership information. 
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ALA Intellectual Freedom Statements and Policies

This section of the ALA web site contains important documents that every library worker should know about such as the "Library Bill of Rights", "The Freedom to Read Statement" and "The ALA Code of Ethics." 
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Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) 

There is a new section of CJCLS called "The LTA Educators" section. Check here for the latest reports and recommendations of this section. Provide input as we help shape the future for library educators. 
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Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT) 

COLT, an affiliate of the American Library Association, has addressed the issues of concern to library support staff personnel since 1967. These include topics such as technical education, continuing education, certification, job description uniformity, and gaining recognition and respect for the very professional work that we do. COLT also functions as a clearinghouse for information relating to library support staff personnel. 
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Contact Information

Carol Sturz, Coordinator
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3137, (630) 942-2597

Monica Miller, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1008, (630) 942-3074

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592