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  1. 1982

    "Since 1982, Banned Books Week has rallied librarians, booksellers, authors, publishers, teachers, and readers of all types to celebrate and defend the freedom to read. As we commemorate 30 years of Banned Books Week and enter our 31st year of protec ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:34 - About ALA

  2. 1976

    In 1976, ALA saw its first African-American president. Clara Stanton Jones was elected president that year. "Jones’s 26-year career at DPL [Detroit Public Library] culminated in a promotion to the directorship in 1970, where she served until her reti ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:35 - About ALA

  3. 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

  4. 1981

    In 1981, ALA headquarters was expanded to provide more space for a growing organization. 50 E. Huron was connected to the adjacent building and the Huron plaza building was dedicated. ...

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

  5. 1963

    The Cyrus McCormick Mansion was torn down, but the ALA headquarters did not move. A new building was designed and constructed on the same site. The current building in the same site was dedicated as ALA headquarters in 1963. The Library History Bluff Blog ...

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

  6. 1946

    1946 saw the opening of  the in Washington D.C. office and the move of the headquarters to yet another location in Chicago. Since then, the headquarters of ALA have been at 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL. At the time they were housed in the old Cyrus H. McCormi ...

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

  7. 1929

     Five years after the last relocation,  the ALA headquarters relocated a couple of blocks away at 520 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago in 1929. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:30 - About ALA

  8. 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

  9. 1906

    The location of ALA headquarters has moved several times since the 1876 conference.  The first office was established 1906 at 34 Newbury Street, Boston.  It closed at the end of the following year. ...

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

  10. 1907

    ALA Bulletin, now American Libraries, began very shortly after Booklist in 1907. "American Libraries, the flagship magazine of the American Library Association, is published bimonthly, six times a year, with four quarterly digital supplements,  by th ...

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