ALA Handbook of Organization

Welcome to the ALA Online Handbook of Organization.  The Handbook  provides information on ALA’s structure, membership groups, and governing bodies. It is updated following the Annual Conference, when our officers are installed. 

Please use the links in the Table of Contents below to navigate our website for Handbook information. 

As of 2009 the Handbook is only available in an online version, found here. Send questions and comments about the handbook to

Table of Contents

Quick Reference

Our Policies

Our Organization

General Reference

Historical Reference