Divisions

 

ALA is home to eleven membership divisions, each with a type-of-library or type-of-library-function specialization. ALA divisions publish journals, books, newsletters, and other materials; provide continuing education in a variety of venues and formats; offer awards and scholarships; sponsor institutes and conferences; and maintain networks of affiliates, chapters, and other collaborative relationships.

Sub-communities within this community

Recent Submissions

  • Mascaro, Michelle; Reno, Lauren; Adams, Liz; McDaniel, Elizabeth B.; Hobart, Elizabeth; O'Dell, Allison Jai; Moody, Honor; Sotelo, Aislinn (2017-06-22)
    The Bibliographic Standards Committee produces rules for descriptive cataloging of rare materials (DCRM). Many instructions and accompanying examples focus on early print and manuscript materials, but what do we do when ...
  • Reese, Garth; Healey, Elspeth; O'Sullivan, Kevin; Myers, Roger; Korenic, Lyn (2017-06-22)
    From Salt Lake City to Kansas City, the book arts are flourishing across America’s heartland – providing ample opportunity for libraries in the region to build unique collections. This seminar will gather curators from ...
  • Kaplan, Elisabeth; Richardson, Leah; Katz, Robin; Call, Elizabeth (2017-06-22)
    What’s so special about special collections? In a 2009 report, the Association of Research Libraries wrote that special collections “define the uniqueness and character of individual research libraries.” Positioning special ...
  • Irwin, Rebekah; Taormina, Mattie; Yun, Audra Eagle; Schreyer, Alice (2017-06-22)
    What stories do we tell to get the financial resources we want or need? Storytelling is a key component of advocacy, especially when articulating fundraising and resource goals both within and outside an organization. In ...
  • McIntosh, Marcia; Jacobs, Courtney; O'Sullivan, Kevin M. (2017-06-21)
    Part case study, part tech-talk, and part invitation to collaborate, this seminar focuses on work extending bibliographical pedagogy through additive manufacturing. 3Dhotbed is a groundbreaking project that seeks to make ...
  • Fitzgerald, Moira; Rowley, Joshua; Meehan, Jennifer; Hintz, Carrie (2017-06-21)
    Assessment work and other associated activities have emerged as increasingly important areas of action, framed particularly by the joint SAA/RBMS taskforces and locally by the growing trend of administrative interest in ...
  • Sylvestre, Jay; Hewes, Lauren; Dias de Fazio, Diane; Dean, Jason W. (2017-06-21)
    nstagram has over 440 million users, and was named “one of the most influential social networks in the world.” Libraries and special collections have transformed the app from a “fun way to share your life” into a hub for ...
  • Limper-Herz, Karen; Dondi, Christina; Duntze, Oliver (2017-06-21)
    This seminar will examine the use of data in the study of incunabula, a field where ground-breaking work is being conducted utilizing centuries of bibliographic information. Seminar participants will learn about some of ...
  • Hyry, Thomas; Jackson, Athena; Carpenter, Chrystal; Rushing, Amy (2017-06-21)
    This seminar will provide a learning opportunity for professionals in special collections and archives who are interested in moving into administrative roles or those who have recently moved into these roles and are looking ...
  • Salomon, Frank; Noble, Safiya Umoja (2017-06-23)
    The act of remembering at both the individual and collective level can have far-reaching implications. Remembering — and forgetting — comes to signify the relative importance of any particular combination of information ...
  • Clemens, Alison; Matheny, Kathryn; Nacca, Elise M.; Rosenkranz, Adam (2017-06-23)
    Extending the Narrative of Primary Source Research as a Process: Subject Specialists As Beneficial Interlopers in Special Collections Research Instruction There are several narratives we tell in our research instruction, ...
  • Schmidt, Greg; Cuellar, Jillian; Gorder, Erika; Conathan, Lisa (2017-06-23)
    “Take due notice of us for the future”: Archives and cultural representation at Williams College In the Fall of 2015, the Log, a Williams College campus gathering space, reopened after renovations. With the opening came ...
  • Seppi, Greg; Markman, Kris M.; Whittaker, Beth M.; Marini, Francesca (2017-06-22)
    A Survey of Exhibition Practices in North American Rare Book Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Rare book libraries, special collections and archives use exhibitions as a way to tell their stories, including ...
  • Dezelar-Tiedman, Christine; Zeter, Mary Jo; Valiant, Seonaid; Gardinier, Lisa (2017-06-22)
    Cross-Pollinating the Collections: Building Latin American Studies Collections with the Combined Strengths of Special and Circulating Collections While the University of Iowa has never been a powerhouse of Latin American ...
  • Jackson, Athena; Fournier, Arthur; Stingone, William (2017-06-21)
    This session considers the inconstancy of the term “archive” and how ever-changing notions of what archives are, or should be, present both challenges and opportunities in the work that we do. From the French Revolutionary ...
  • Minor, Joel; Woolcott, Liz; Duncan, Jennifer; Williams, Randy (2017-06-21)
    How will we tell the story of the 2016 presidential election to future generations? How will our children’s children understand the popular political uprising we witnessed last fall? On the morning of November 9th, curators ...
  • Settoducato, Elizabeth; Jones, Ruth Ann; Krolikowski, Cindy (2017-06-21)
    Most libraries collect or have acquired material referred to as special collections, and many institutions have permanent, secure and collection-friendly exhibition space to display those treasures. Whether your institution ...
  • Koch, Peter Rutledge; Maret, Russell; Shanilec, Gaylord (2017-06-21)
    This session will explore the book as a work of art, from the perspective of three master printers, Peter Rutledge Koch, Russell Maret, and Gaylord Schanilec. This program idea originated from the California Rare Book ...
  • Aguayo, Angela; Weaver, Janet (2017-06-22)
    Archives and special collections preserve cultural artifacts that illuminate the lives and societies of those who created them. However, our ability to understand and interpret these materials is inherently limited by our ...
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (Young Adult Library Services Association, 2016)

View more