Chapter Answers

The ALA and Chapters Partnership

The ALA and Chapters Partnership will guide you to answers and explanations about how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works. See also Overview of Select Resources for Chapters and Chapter Issues.

Social Networking

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Find more social networking resources for Chapters.

Chapter Issues and More

See also Chapter Issues to see how Chapters share with each other how they address their common issues, and State of the Chapter Annual Report, which are snapshot reports compiled to help Chapters and ALA assess the health and vitality of state and regional library associations. In addition, they highlight notable activities and achievements that can be modeled, and identify challenges and needs that may be addressed collectively.

See also Chapter Advocacy Exchange (free webinars presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Office and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy).

Protocol for Monitoring and Responding to State and Local Library Crises. The American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a protocol to respond to library crises at the state and local level. The goal of ALA's involvement is to advance the advocacy efforts of the library and/or the appropriate state-level library organization. ALA can only become involved when its efforts are welcomed by and coordinated with the library and/or the state-level library organization. See ALA Protocol for Monitoring and Responding to State and Local Library Crises (PDF).


Additional questions or comments? Please feel free to contact Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office.

ALA Chapters Contacts

Michael Dowling, Director
Chapter Relations Office, 1-800-545-2433, ext. 3200

Don Wood, Program Officer
Chapter Relations Office, 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2429