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  1. 2013

    AASL joined others as a core partner to present the first Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013. The event celebrates innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourage exploration of how digital learning can ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 14:54 - About ALA

  2. 2008

    ALA's National Gaming Day, first celebrated in 2008, focuses on the social and recreational side of gaming. Gaming at the library encourages patrons of all ages to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise and develop new strategies for gami ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 14:18 - About ALA

  3. 1995

    Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 11:06 - About ALA

  4. 1890

    The first children’s room in a library is established. The public Library of Brookline (Mass.) set aside an unused room in its basement for a children's reading-room. "One of its most momentous legacies is the establishment of a separate reading ...

    HDAVIES - 03/11/2013 - 09:30 - About ALA

  5. 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

  6. 1962

    ALA organizes "Library-21" a futuristic exhibit, at the Seattle World's Fair. "The Library 21 exhibit, designed primarily to envision the role of technology in libraries of the future, featured a state-of the-art Sperry-Rand UNIVAC Sol ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 10:15 - About ALA

  7. 1921

    Thomas Fountain Blue was the first African-American to head a public library system. In 1921, he became the first African-American to speak at an ALA program. "The Reverend Thomas F. Blue, the nation’s first African-American to head a public library, ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:29 - About ALA

  8. 1920

    ALA opened a library for American military personnel in Paris during 1918. This library was later established (1920) as the American Library in Paris In response to pressure from Americans in Paris, ALA agreed to leave the books and equipment, and to prov ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:30 - About ALA

  9. 1918

    ALA opened a library for American military personnel in Paris during 1918. This library was later established (1920) as the American Library in Paris "During the closing years of World War I, when the United States entered the conflict, hundreds of A ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:30 - About ALA

  10. 1914

    The first library record collection was establish in St. Paul, Minnesota. However, it was not until 1923 that the first circulating record collection was established in Springfield, Mass.   ...

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