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  1. 1924

    The second move for the headquarters in Chicago (third overall) was to the John Crerar Library at 86 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.  ...

    HDAVIES - 03/31/2016 - 11:53 - About ALA

  2. 1958

    The first National Library Week occurred in 1958. Read more about National Library Week at National Library Week History which includes lists of both the National Library Week Honorary Chairpersons and the National Library Week Themes, from 1958 to the pr ...

    HDAVIES - 04/10/2015 - 18:43 - About ALA

  3. 1977

    The Library Instruction Round Table was started in 1977 with the intent to bring together librarians who provide library instruction across all types of libraries-- academic, public, school, and special libraries. Information on LIRT History Anniversary c ...

    HDAVIES - 03/11/2013 - 10:11 - About ALA

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 1992

    The Young Adult Services Division (YASD), formed in 1957, changed its name to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). "The Young Adult Services Division (YASD), formed in 1957, changed its name in 1992 and became known as the Young Adul ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:37 - About ALA

  9. 1957

    "The Young Adult Services Division was formally established in June 1957, after a massive reorganization effort within ALA made substantive organizational changes, including the splitting of the Association of Young People's librarians (establis ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:31 - About ALA

  10. 1989

    ALA Literacy Assembly established. "To establish a focal point with ALA that will emphasize the Association’s continuing commitment to literacy beyond divisional and unit membership committees; to provide an opportunity for broad representation of th ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:18 - About ALA