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

  • Reference and User Services Association (American Library Association, 2008-05)
    The 2008 list of best reference sources selected by RUSA's Outstanding Reference Sources Committee.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Wayman, Matthew J. (American Library Association, 2007-05)
    The 2008 list of best reference sources for small and medium sized libraries, selected by RUSA's Reference Sources Committee.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Wayman, Matthew J. (American Library Association, 2006-05)
    The 2006 list of best reference sources for small and medium sized libraries, selected by RUSA's Reference Sources Committee.
  • Levine-Clark, Michael; Reference and User Services Association (American Library Association, 2004-05)
    The 2004 list from ALA's Reference and User Services Association selected by public and academic librarians.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Bloom, Vicki D. (2003-05)
    The 2003 Reference and User Services Association recommendations of distinguished reference works selected by public and academic librarians.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Bloom, Vicki D. (American Library Association, 2002-05)
    The annual recommendations of distinguished reference works for 2002 selected by reference librarians from public and academic libraries.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Portilla Omidsalar, Teresa (American Library Association, 2001-05)
    The annual recommendations of distinguished reference works for 2001 selected by reference librarians.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Lawrence, John R. M. (American Library Association, 1998-05)
    Annual recommendations of distinguished reference works from 1998 selected by ALA/RUSA's Reference Sources Committee.
  • Reference and User Services Association; Maul, Shirley A. (American Library Association, 1997)
    Annual recommendations of distinguished reference works from 1997 selected by ALA/RUSA's Reference Sources Committee.
  • Reference and Adult Services Division; Luchsinger, Dale F. (American Library Association, 1995-05)
    A compilation of distinguished reference titles from 1995 selected by the Reference Sources Committee of the ALA Reference and Adult Services Division.
  • Reference and Adult Services Division; Luchsinger, Dale F. (American Library Association, 1994-05)
    A compilation of distinguished reference titles from 1994 selected by the Reference Sources Committee of the ALA Reference and Adult Services Division.
  • Reference and Adult Services Division (American Library Association, 1992-05)
    A compilation of distinguished reference titles from 1992 selected by the Reference Sources Committee of the ALA Reference and Adult Services Division.
  • Tonatiuh, Duncan (2016-06-27)
    Duncan Tonatiuh is the winner of the 2016 (Robert F.) Sibert Award for Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Abrams). His acceptance remarks were delivered at the ALSC Book and Media Awards Program on ...
  • Adler, David A.; Ricks, Sam (2016-06-27)
    David A. Adler and Sam Ricks are the winners of the 2016 (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award for Don’t Throw It to Mo! (Penguin Young Readers). Their acceptance remarks were delivered at the ALSC Book and Media Awards Program on ...
  • Gagne, Paul R.; Willems, Mo (2016-06-27)
    Producers Paul R. Gagne,Weston Woods Studios, Inc., and author/illustrator Mo Willems are the 2016 recipients of the (Andrew) Carnegie Medal for That Is NOT a Good Idea! They delivered their acceptance remarks at the ALSC ...
  • Engle, Margarita; Bowles, David; Medina, Meg; López, Rafael; Castro L., Antonio; Dominguez, Angela; Tonatiuh, Duncan (2016-06-26)
    The 2016 Belpré medal winners and honorees delivered their acceptance remarks at the Belpré Celebración on Sunday, June 26, 2016, during the American Library Association Annual Conference.
  • Bedrick, Claudia (2016-06-27)
    Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2016 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy, written and illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna and translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. Bedrick delivered ...
  • Woodson, Jacqueline (2018-06-24)
    Jacqueline Woodson received the 2018 Children's Literature Legacy Award for her significant and lasting contribution to children's literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives ...
  • Brimner, Larry Dane (2018-06-25)
    Larry Dane Brimner is the winner of the 2018 (Robert F.) Sibert Award for Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 (Calkins Creek/Highlights). He delivered his acceptance remarks at the ALSC Awards Program on Monday, June 25, ...
  • Snyder, Laurel; Hughes, Emily (2018-06-25)
    Author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Emily Hughes are the winners of the 2018 (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award for Charlie & Mouse (Chronicle). Their acceptance remarks were delivered at the ALSC Awards Program on Monday, June ...

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