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  1. 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 ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 13:34 - About ALA

  2. 2008

    ALA adopts the ALA Preservation Policy. "The American Library Association’s policy on preservation is based on the Association’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. The preservation policy has as its goal, promoting ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 09:56 - About ALA

  3. 2006

    ALA began to annually select a class of Emerging Leaders. "The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem- ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 15:49 - About ALA

  4. 1939

    The ALA Code of Ethics was adopted in 1939 "Adopted at the 1939 Midwinter Meeting by the ALA Council; amended June 30, 1981; June 28, 1995; and January 22, 2008. As members of the American Library Association, we recognize the importance of codifying ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 15:01 - About ALA

  5. 1947

    "Public Libraries" is the official journal of the Public Library Association. It was first published (Vol. 1, No.1) on January, 1947. " Public Libraries, published six times a year, is the official journal of the Public Library Association ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:22 - About ALA

  6. 1931

    The Junior Members Round Table (now the New Members Round Table) began meeting as an informal group at the conference in New Haven, Conn. "(1).  Its primary purpose was to organize social meetings and to hold a Round Table devoted to issues of partic ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:28 - About ALA

  7. 1908

    ALA began holding an annual business meeting, which became the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Midwinter Meeting is convened for the primary purpose of expediting the business of the Association through sessions of its governing and administrative delegate ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:31 - About ALA

  8. 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 ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:36 - About ALA

  9. 1909

    After the closure of the ALA headquarters in Boston, the first of the Chicago headquarters opened. The next headquarters were established in 1909 in space donated by the Chicago Public Library.  Headquarters were at that location until 1924. The Chicago C ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:37 - About ALA

  10. 1907

    ALA Bulletin, now American Libraries, began very shortly after Booklist in 1907. "American Libraries, the flagship magazine of the American Library Association, is published bimonthly, six times a year, with four quarterly digital supplements,  by th ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:38 - About ALA