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  1. 2010

    Preservation Week, first observed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) in 2010, offers an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation in your community, and to highlight your institution as a source of prese ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 10:48 - About ALA

  2. 2007

    First celebrated in 2007 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, a division of ALA) under its original name, Support Teen Literature Day. The purpose of the renamed (starting in 2013) Celebrate Teen Literature Day is to raise awareness amo ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 10:11 - About ALA

  3. 2010

    The Office of Literary and Outreach Services celebratef the first National Bookmobile Da y in 2010. It is celebrated in conjunction with the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 09:54 - About ALA

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 1997

    AASL begins publication of Knowledge Quest. "Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information t ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 15:40 - About ALA

  8. 1998

    YALSA launches Teen Read Week, setting aside the third week In October to encourage teens to read for the fun of it "Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and ma ...

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

  9. 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

  10. 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