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  1. 1911

    Theresa West Elmendorf was elected the first woman ALA President: 19 years before women could vote in American elections.  ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:08 - About ALA

  2. 1921

    The first ALA round table met to encourage library patron diversity, "  ALA's Work with Negroes Round Table". The round table was began to examine the state of equitable access to library materials for African-Americans.  The round table co ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:29 - About ALA

  3. 1876

    Working with people of all races and sexes has been a goal since early in ALA history.  Thirteen of the original members present at the founding of ALA were women. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:43 - About ALA

  4. 2007

    Teen Tech Week began, with a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.   Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project fou ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:06 - About ALA

  5. 2000

    The first Michael L. Printz Award goes to Walter Dean Myers for  Monster.  The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Monster by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins Publishers) "Mon ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:08 - About ALA

  6. 2003

    The first National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.   "On January 25, 2003, a resolution was proposed: That in order to recogni ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:44 - About ALA