American Library Association

ALA

American Library Association

Type Nonprofit
Website ala.org
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Year founded 1876
Location Chicago, IL United States of America United States of America
Functions Advocacy, Education and training, Funding, Research, Sets standards or regulations, Education/Training
Funding sources Corporations, Endowments, Member funded
Tags archives libraries
See also ACRL
Summary The ALA Constitution states the purpose of ALA as, “The object of the American Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship.” The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members as of 2021.

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Publications

ALA · 22 June 2021 English

She is the current Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee and is a member of the LIRT Conference Planning Committee, the Florida ACRL Board of Directors, and …


ALA · 17 June 2021 English

THE 2021 WBE RY CALDEC E ON ACY AG WA T E R T DS L Sunday, June 27th 7:00PM CST Award Winners THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL MICHAELA GOADE We …


ALA · 11 June 2021 English

Newsletter and information from the International Relations Round Table of the American Library


ALA · 2 June 2021 English

The strategies laid out in this one-year interim plan addressed some of the challenges we anticipated would be heightened due to the pandemic(s) impact on YALSA members and their role …


ALA · 19 May 2021 English

This generates an estimated 40 hours of contact work, which would translate into 4 CEUs Course Schedule July 6-July 12 Week One: In the Beginning • Introductions • How and …


ALA · 19 May 2021 English

All whereas clauses that relate to an ALA policy must include a parenthetical notation of the title of the policy and the section where it can be found in the …


ALA · 12 May 2021 English

What is the deadline to submit a resolution to the Resolutions Committee? All resolutions must be received by the ALA Resolutions Committee at alaresolutions@ala.org at least forty-eight (48) hours prior …


ALA · 3 May 2021 English

Connolly Mark Takano Member of Congress Member of Congress Member of Congress /s/ /s/ /s/ Abigail Spanberger Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan Maxine Waters Member of Congress Member of Congress Member …


ALA · 28 April 2021 English

The consequences of the pandemic – serious losses in reading proficiency and learning – have been particularly acute for children in families with limited incomes and children of color already …


ALA · 3 March 2021 English

“Since the introduction to the VA via the Short Story Dispenser, the library is now part of a community group of organizations that provide services to veterans. [...] A collaboration …


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