American Library Association

ALA

American Library Association

Type Nonprofit
Website ala.org
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Year founded 1876
Headquarters 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
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

IFRT Report | a - IFRT Report - Issue 83: Summer 2021

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 …


Event program created by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

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 …


Serving People with Special Needs During COVID-19: Stories from Around the World

ALA · 11 June 2021 English

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


YALSA Annual Report Amanda Barnhart, President, 2020-2021 Mission Vision

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 …


Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Virtual Council Meetings

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 …


Association for Library Service to Children Online Education Course

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 …


Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Membership Meeting

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 …


FY22 House Letter on LSTA

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 …


Congress of the United States Washington, DC 20515

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 …


FOSTERING CREATIVE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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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