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  1. Melvil Dewey, Compulsive Innovator

    The decimal obsessions of an information organizer By Joshua Kendall While most Americans know very little about ALA founder Melvil Dewey (1851–1931), nearly all are familiar with his signature achievement, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which t ...

    geberhart - 03/24/2014 - 15:09 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  2. LHRT News 12-05-2014

    Hi. This is the first post to the new Library History Round Table's (LHRT) blog, LHRT News. My name is Doug Campbell, the LHRT News Editor. I envision this to be a site to share information about people, events, and other relevant items related to th ...

    LUVDUG99 - 12/05/2014 - 15:24 - Library History Round Table (LHRT)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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