Overview of ALA Select Resources for Chapters

See also What Chapters Are, What ALA Does for Chapters (including links to resources), and The ALA and Chapters Partnership, which are pages of answers and explanations about how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works.

See also 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.

| BackgroundQuick Links | Key Action Areas | Select ALA Resources by Subject | ALA Chapters: Frequently Asked Questions |

   

Background

The pages, What Chapters Are, What ALA Does for Chapters (including links to resources), and The ALA and Chapters Partnership, will guide you to answers and explanations about how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works.

   

Quick Links

Constitution, Bylaws, Handbook, Etc. | Executive Board, Council, and Chapter Councilors | Divisions and Round Tables | Library and Membership Services | Offices | Contact ALA Staff |

   

Constitution, Bylaws, Handbook, Etc.

ALA Governing and Strategic Documents

   

Executive Board, Council, and Chapter Councilors

| ALA Executive Board Directory (see also Officers and Executive Board) | Council Roster (see also Council) | Chapter Councilors |

   

Divisions and Round Tables

| Divisions | Round Tables |

   

Library and Membership Services

| Library of the American Library Association (see also Ask the ALA Librarian) | Membership and Customer Service | Membership Development |

   

Offices

ALA has a number of other offices that provide resources and offer consultation to chapters, including these:

   

Contact ALA Staff

| Contact ALA (includes ALA staff list with contact information) |

   

Key Action Areas

Key Action Areas as guiding principles for investment of energies and resources:

| Diversity |Education and Lifelong Learning | Equitable Access to Information and Library Services |Intellectual Freedom |Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession | Literacy | Organizational Excellence |

   

Select ALA Resources by Subject

| Advocacy | Diversity | Information Technology | Intellectual Freedom | Jobs | Leadership Development | Lifelong Learning | Literacy | Networking | News | Research and Statistics | Students |

See also ALA Professional Resources.

   

Advocacy

Chapter Relations Office, Legislation and Advocacy

Office for Library Advocacy

Washington Office

   

Diversity

Office for Diversity

   

Information Technology

Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)

   

Intellectual Freedom

| Banned Books Week | Office for Intellectual Freedom | Intellectual Freedom Manual |

   

Jobs

| Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR) |

   

Leadership Development

| ALA Emerging Leaders Program |

   

Lifelong Learning

AASL: Learning 4 Life

ALSC: Resources to Support Reading and Lifelong Learning

   

Literacy

| Office for Literacy and Outreach Services |

   

Networking

| Chapters Social Networking (includes links to ALA Connect and other resources)|

   

News

| ALA Public Information Office |

To learn more about the key issues facing America’s libraries and librarians and to talk to an ALA spokesperson, please contact Macey Morales, media relations manager, at 312-280-4393, ( mmorales@ala.org).

To discuss issues that relate to ALA’s Washington, D.C., office, please contact Press Officer, 202-628-8410.

American Libraries

Subscriptions

AL Direct (an electronic newsletter sent to personal members of the American Library Association; anyone can subscribe)

District Dispatch (Washington Office blog; anyone can subscribe)

I Love Libraries (ILL electronic newsletter; anyone can subscribe)

   

Research and Statistics

Office for Research and Statistics

Research and Statistics

   

Students

| ALA Student Chapters | ALA Student Member Blog | Joint Student Memberships | Student-to-Staff Program |