Organizational Excellence

1989

ALA Literacy Assembly established.

1992

The Young Adult Services Division (YASD), formed in 1957, changed its name to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) .

1998

In 1998 the ALA Council voted commitment to five Key Action Areas as guiding principles for directing the Association’s energies and resources: Diversity, Equity of Access, Education and Continuous Learning, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st Century Literacy.

2006

ALA began to annually select a class of Emerging Leaders.

2011

The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week® @ your library a national initiative, which was first held April 2-9, 2011. Celebrating its 12th year in 2013 (and its third as a national ALA initiative), the Money Smart Week® mission is to promote personal financial literacy.

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