Backgrounder

About AASL and ALA

With more than 7,000 members, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is one of the largest divisions of the American Library Association (ALA). It promotes the improvement and extension of school library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the voice of America’s libraries. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

About NEA

The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional organization, representing 2.8 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

About Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been investing in literacy and basic education programs for over 26 years.  Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $160 million in grants to public schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries that have helped more than 10 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency or learn English. Please visit www.dgliteracy.org for more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s grant programs and a list of past recipients.