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.

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Recent Submissions

  • Cataloging Competencies Task Force (Association of Library Collections & Technical Services, 2017-01)
    This document defines competencies in broad terms to acknowledge the wide variety of work performed by cataloging and metadata professionals in libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of developments in a particular ...
  • Unknown author (2000-01)
    The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (originally approved in January 2000) were rescinded by the ACRL Board of Directors on June 25, 2016, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, ...
  • Medlar, Andrew (2016-12-06)
  • ALCTS LMPI Board; Tafuri, Narda (2016)
    These indexes, with accompanying tables and analysis, measures changes in average U.S. serials prices in a historical context. This information is useful to librarians who must prepare annual budget requests for serials, ...
  • Teeri, Steve (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    It is fun to be a teen at the Detroit (Mich.) Public Library. You get to participate in workshops like Bike Tech, Graphic Design, Crafternoon, Robotics, and Music Electronics. You can learn how to solder and sew and practice ...
  • Bybee Miller, Lupine; López-Santillana, Jane; Mabbott, Cass (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    Help your young readers find happily ever after with a book. A panel of youth librarians share tips and tricks to enhance readers’ advisory for children and teens at your library. Learn effective ways to improve your skills, ...
  • Circle, Alison; Staley, Jim (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    Over the past few years libraries have grown in understanding the value of marketing and have adapted many marketing fundamentals. But like all professional disciplines, marketing is subject to trends and innovations. There ...
  • King, David Lee (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    There’s no denying it, an online presence is a must-have for every library, whether big or small. A digital branch opens the library to the online community and offers a place where your customers can interact—with you and ...
  • Evjy, Christopher (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    Web content management systems like Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla! are powerful tools that simplify staff interaction with complex web technologies and empower librarians to engage with patrons on a scale never before ...
  • Golden, Garry (Public Library Association, 2013-03-20)
    Look forward with futurist Garry Golden during an engaging and thought-provoking keynote session. While foresight may seem daunting in the mercurial world of public libraries, it can be a valuable and practical tool. Join ...
  • ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2015)
  • ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2014)
  • ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2013)
  • ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2012)
  • Selznick, Brian (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2015-05-08)
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2014-05-03)
  • Morpurgo, Michael (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2013-05-16)
  • Sis, Peter (Association for Library Service to Children/American Library Association, 2012-04-04)

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