Welcome to ALAIR

The American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR) is an open access repository, committed to collecting, permanently storing, and providing digital access to the publications and intellectual work of the American Library Association. It is organized into communities reflecting the Divisions, Offices, Committees, and Roundtables that make up ALA.

The ALAIR is managed by the American Library Association Archives at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We invite ALA staff and members to deposit documents directly into ALAIR. Please contact us for assistance with bulk uploads or for more information about ALAIR.


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  • Sherwood, Jessie; Campbell, Kaydian; Christenson, Julie; Ferris, Anna; Piscitelli, Felicia; Shiraishi, Naomi; Sprochi, Amanda; Adams, Elizabeth (2021-09-09)
    Slides from the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee’s Program Planning Group first of its “Cool Things We’ve Cataloged” lightning talks, held September 9, 2021. Presenters discussed memorable objects that have crossed ...
  • SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies; Mullin, Casey; Anderson, Karen; Contursi, Lia; McGrath, Kelley; Prager, George; Schiff, Adam (ALA Core Subject Analysis Committee, 2021-06-11)
    This document describes best practices for encoding the date(s) of creation of works and expressions in bibliographic descriptions.
  • ALSC (2019-04)
    These three lists are offered in the ranges of kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. Graphic novels on this list are defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. ...
  • Inouye, Alan (2021-08-05)
    On behalf of America’s 117,000 libraries and the communities they serve, the American Library Association writes in support of the broadband provisions included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Specifically, ...
  • Visser, Marijke; Windhausen, John; Krueger, Keith; Fallon, Julia (2021-08-05)
    We are writing to ask for your support for a small amendment to the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” that could have a big impact on the country’s schools, libraries, healthcare providers and other community anchor ...

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