Dear APLA Member:The APLA executive has voted to make student memberships free for a trial period of one year. We will review the success rate and cost implications at the end of the year. Our goal is to get students more engaged in professional association activities with APLA. The APLA executive is launching a membership drive, under the capable and enthusiastic leadership of Gillian Byrne, the Chair of the Communications Standing Committee, and Ruthmary MacPherson, our Vice-president of Membership. This "free student membership" initiative is the first activity related to the overall membership campaign.Please pass this announcement along to any library school students or library technician students in your area.APLA * now free for students!The Atlantic Provinces Library Association is extremely pleased to announce that student membership is now free. Membership benefits include:· FREE subscription to the newly open access, online APLA Bulletin · Publishing opportunities in the - did we mention, newly open access and online - APLA Bulletin· Opportunities to fatten up that resume by joining the many APLA Committees and Interest Groups· Membership rates to all APLA-sponsored events like the Education Institute programs· Fantastic rates and presentation opportunities at the incredible APLA Annual Conference, coming every May to a city near you.· So much more*All you need to do: fill out our membership form, sign up for a few committees of interest and thats that! As an extra special promotion, act now and well throw in a personal welcome letter from the APLA executive outlining APLA opportunities just for you! Cheers,Donna APLA President 2007/08 Donna Bourne-Tyson University Librarian Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax, NS B3M 2J6 P: (902) 457-6108 F: (902) 457-6445 e-mail: [log in to unmask] http://www.msvu.ca/library This communication, including any attached documentation, is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain confidential, personal, and/or privileged information. Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, or taking action on the contents is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact us immediately so we may correct our records. Please then delete or destroy the original transmission and any subsequent reply. Thank you.