Overview of ALA Select Resources for Chapters

| Governance | Divisions/Roundtables | ALA Library | Membership Services | Offices | Staff | Communication/Subscriptions | Students | Contact ALA Staff | Key Action Areas | See also The ALA and Chapters Partnership, Chapter Answers, and Chapter Issues |

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.

Governance

Executive Board, Council, and Chapter Councilors

ALA Units

Divisions and Round Tables

ALA Library

Membership Services

Offices

See Offices for each office's mission.

Communication/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)
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom Newsletter (OIF electronic newsletter; anyone can subscribe)

Students

Contact ALA Staff

Key Action Areas

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

ALA has committed itself to seven specific Key Action Areas as guiding principles for investment of energies and resources.  Members arrived at these action areas as a natural way to express the mission and purpose of ALA.