American Library Association

 The American Library Association (ALA) is the voice of America's libraries and the millions of people who depend on them. Its more than 67,000 members are primarily librarians, but also trustees, publishers and others who support the work of the association. The mission of the ALA  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.

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The ALA has influenced the course of America's libraries since 1876 when Melvil Dewey, Justin Winsor and other luminaries issued a call to librarians to form a professional organization. For many years, ALA has been a leader in promoting and developing library and information services via a broad-based program of legislative advocacy, professional education, publishing, awards and public awareness. In 2001, First Lady Laura Bush helped celebrate National Library Week and launched ALA's multi-year public education effort, your library, The Campaign for America’s Libraries.

 

 

 
 
   

 

 

 

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