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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 1930

    First meeting of the Young People's Reading Round Table; now part of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). According to the International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science, this round table was founded as part of the Childre ...

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

  5. 1905

    The ALA has produced a number of publications during its history.  The Booklist, a guide to current library materials, began publication in 1905. It continues to be published today.  "For over 100 years Booklist magazine has helped more readers find ...

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