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  1. Services to Special Populations

    The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries and provides information and resources on ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:18 - Professional Tools

  2. Metadata

    What is metadata? Metadata is data about data. It is descriptive information about a particular data set, object, or resource, including how it is formatted, and when and by whom it was collected. Although metadata most commonly refers to web resources, i ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 13:03 - Professional Tools

  3. Serials

    Periodicals and Serials Price Indexes (ALCTS) These indexes, with accompanying tables and analysis, measures changes in average U.S. serials prices in a historical context. This information is useful to librarians who must prepare annual budget requests f ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 14:17 - Professional Tools

  4. ALA Conferences: Q & A

    The fourteen questions that follow have been asked by ALA members and leaders – on the Council discussion list, the Member Forum and in other venues-- during the past year. Drawing on the committee’s experience and broad representation, the ALA Conference ...

    admin - 09/09/2015 - 19:42 - Offices of the American Library Association

  5. Internet Access and Digital Holdings in Libraries

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 26 This fact sheet was formerly named "Internet Use in Libraries." The focus of this fact sheet is on how libraries assist with the ever-growing Internet access needs of their library patrons- especially those whose only I ...

    admin - 10/15/2015 - 13:04 - Professional Tools

  6. Subject Indexing and Classification, 2002–2007

    A close review of the articles published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and Library Resources & Technical Services supplemented by topical searches of other sources for the period 2002–2007 demonstrates a steady stream of research litera ...

    admin - 11/19/2012 - 13:27 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. ALA releases gaming toolkit

    Contact: Dale Lipschultz Literacy Officer ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (312) 280-3275 dlipschultz@ala.org NEWS For Immediate Release March 2, 2009 CHICAGO – Libraries are changing and dynamic places, and no better evidence of that exists ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 10:24 - News and Press Center

  8. Past Issues of Cognotes Available Online

    Annual Conference 2014 Las Vegas, NV Friday PDF Saturday PDF Sunday PDF Monday PDF 2013, Chicago, IL Monday's issue (PDF) Sunday's issue (PDF) Saturday's issue (PDF) Friday's issue (PDF) 2010, Washington, D.C. Friday, June 25, 2010 (pa ...

    admin - 08/08/2014 - 14:30 - Offices of the American Library Association

  9. Library Operating Expenditures: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 4 This fact sheet describes sources of information on library revenues and operating expenditures in public, academic, and school libraries. In regards to special libraries and government libraries: The Library and Book Trade Almana ...

    admin - 04/07/2015 - 18:11 - Professional Tools

  10. The Nation's Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volumes Held

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 22 This fact sheet lists the top 100 largest libraries in the United States by volumes held. For lists of the largest public libraries only, see ALA Library Fact Sheet 13- The Nation's Largest Public Libraries: Top 25 Rankings, ...

    admin - 08/26/2014 - 13:09 - Professional Tools