Kelley Loftis attended ALA in New Orleans as part of ALA’s Student-to-Staff program. Each year 40 library students are chosen to assist ALA staff during the annual conference. ECU library science students have participated in this program since 2005. ECU’s nominee to the ALA Student-to-Staff program is discussed and selected during the department’s October meeting. Students are selected on the basis of involvement with the Student Chapter, leadership potential, and involvement in state library events. In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. Kelley worked with LITA at this year’s conference.