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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 1963

    Choice magazine launched. ACRL publishes Choice to provide reviews for academic libraries. " Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to t ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 11:16 - About ALA

  5. 1960

    RUSA begins publishing RQ in November of 1960. The name of the publication has since changed to Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ). " Reference & User Services Quarterly is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Associa ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 12:02 - About ALA

  6. 1947

    "Public Libraries" is the official journal of the Public Library Association. It was first published (Vol. 1, No.1) on January, 1947. " Public Libraries, published six times a year, is the official journal of the Public Library Association ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:22 - About ALA

  7. 1931

    The Junior Members Round Table (now the New Members Round Table) began meeting as an informal group at the conference in New Haven, Conn. "(1).  Its primary purpose was to organize social meetings and to hold a Round Table devoted to issues of partic ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:28 - About ALA

  8. 1908

    ALA began holding an annual business meeting, which became the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Midwinter Meeting is convened for the primary purpose of expediting the business of the Association through sessions of its governing and administrative delegate ...

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

  9. 1998

    In 1998 the ALA Council voted commitment to five Key Action Areas as guiding principles for directing the Association’s energies and resources: Diversity, Equity of Access, Education and Continuous Learning, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st Century Literacy ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:36 - About ALA

  10. 1909

    After the closure of the ALA headquarters in Boston, the first of the Chicago headquarters opened. The next headquarters were established in 1909 in space donated by the Chicago Public Library.  Headquarters were at that location until 1924. The Chicago C ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:37 - About ALA