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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. 1988

    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month- a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library®- it's your library card. September was first so desi ...

    HDAVIES - 07/02/2014 - 14:13 - About ALA

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 2011

    In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated Wednesday, September 28, 2011, as the first annual Banned Websites Awareness Day. By doing so, it's AASL's hope to bring atte ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 13:44 - About ALA

  8. 2010

    Choose Privacy Week, first observed by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in 2010, is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 11:49 - About ALA

  9. 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

  10. 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