ALA Taxonomies in Drupal 7

What Taxonomy Tags Can Be Used to Do

Taxonomy tags make it possible to create dynamically generated pages that are assembled from queries to the database that return the items with the appropriate tag or tags.

How to Select & Add Tags

  1. Important: When selecting 'child' tags, you must also select the parent. For example: In the Audiences taxonomy, if you want to select Young adult librarian, you must also select Librarian.
  2. Units should always include their unit tag on their content, even if no other tags are added.
  3. Go to the appropriate taxonomy.
  4. Scroll the list to locate the relevant tag(s).
  5. Highlight the tag desired.
  6. To select multiple tags from the same taxonomy: hold down the Control key and click on each one (use the Command key on Macs).
  7. Save the content.

Proposing a New Term for the Existing Taxonomies

If, after reviewing the available taxonomy terms you have a need for others, please send an email to seo@ala.org. Usually, your request will be reviewed, and implemented if approved, within two business days.

The Taxonomies

ALA Units
Audience
Division Interest Groups & Sections
Event Type
Format/Product Type
Genre/Subject
Geographic
Items ALA Generates
LIS Subject
Marketing
PR Category
Type of Library or Org.
Years
 

Taxonomy Terms 

As of March 2017, and subject to additions upon request. 

ALA Units, also Division Interest Groups & Sections

It would take too much space to list all of the ALA offices, divisions, round tables and sections here; for convenience, also includes some affiliates as well as non-ALA. Used to identify units; makeit possible to pull types of content, such as press releases or online learning pages to aggregated pages that display all of a unit's content on that microsite. 

Audience

ALA Members
Member Communication & Networking
Member Engagement Options
Planned Giving
ALA Members (New)
ALA Members (Students)
Contractor(s)
Customers
Adults
All Ages
Children
Infants
Seniors
Toddlers
Young Adults
Educators (LIS)
Employer(s)
Foundations
Friends Groups
Volunteers
Librarian
Academic librarian
Children's librarian
Government librarian
Independent librarian
Law librarian
Public librarian
Reference librarian
Research librarian
School librarian
Special librarian
Technical Services librarian
Young adult librarian
Member-Leaders
Press/Media
Students (LIS)
Support Staff
Trustees
Vendors
Volunteers

Event Type

Used primarily for Calendar display, so that like items will color code and so that filtering and specialty calendar views can be set up.
 
ALA Events
ALA Annual Conference
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Banned Books Week
Banned Websites Awareness Day
Choose Privacy Week
Digital Learning Day
Freedom of Information Day
GLBT Book Month
International Games Day
Library Card Sign-up Month
Money Smart Week®
National Bookmobile Day
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Library Legislative Day
National Library Week
National Library Workers Day
National Readathon Day
Preservation Week
School Library Month
Teen Read Week
Teen Tech Week
Anniversaries
Asynchronous learning .
Award
Banned or Challenged books
Book Fair
Campaign
Celebration
Conference
Deadline
eLearning
e-Forum
Podcast
Web Course
Webcast
Webinar
Election
Event
Free
Fundraising
Grant
Historical
Holiday - ALA
Holiday - Federal
Holiday - Religious
In-Person Learning
Institute
Preconference
Symposia
Workshop
Internal ALA
International Events
Meeting
National Events
African-American History Month
Asian/Pacific Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Poetry Month
Native American Heritage Month
Picture Book Month
Women's History Month
Non-ALA
On-Demand
Preview
Professional development
Public awareness
Publication
Read out
Release date
Scholarship
Seasonal Events
Autumn
Back-to-School
Halloween
Spring
Summer
Summer Reading
Winter

Format/Product Type

Award Product 
Award Bookmarks 
Award Posters  
Award Seals   
Bags      
Banners              
Bookmarks        
Bookplates        
Clings   
Digital Product 
CD/DVD              
Downloadables
Drinkware and Containers           
Notecards          
Pamphlets, Guides and Lists       
Pens and Pencils              
Posters
Celebrity READ©             
Laminated          
Mini      
READ©
Sets      
Stickers
Wearables         
Bracelets            
Buttons and Pins             
Hats      
Lanyards             
Shirts    
Temporary Tattoos

Genre/Subject

Used primarily for awards, grants and book reviews
Adrenaline
Action-adventure
Suspense
Thriller
Adventure
Animal
Autobiography
Beginning readers
Biography
Classic
Coming of age
Cooking
Crafts
Crime
Dinosaurs
Drama
Fairytale
Fantasy
Fiction
Folklore
Friendship
Gardening
Genealogy
Health and wellness
Historical
Historical Fiction
Horror
Humor
Multicultural
Music
Mystery
Mythology
Nonfiction
Parenting
Picture book
Poetry
Realistic fiction
Reference
Religion
Christian fiction
Islamic
Jewish
Romance
Science
Science fiction
Space
Sports
Supernatural
Western
Women's fiction
Technology
Urban Fiction

Geographic

Self explanatory, used for Libraries Matter.
International
Canada
Mexico
United States
Alaska
Hawaii
Midwestern Region
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Northeastern Region
Connecticut
Delaware
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Southeastern Region
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Southwestern Region
Arizona
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Western Region
California
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Wyoming

Items ALA Generates

Self explanatory, makes aggregated pages for each term possible.
 
30 Second Thought Leader Series
ALA Accreditation
ALA Strategic Directions
Advocacy
Information Policy
Professional & Leadership Development
Amicus Briefs
Announcements
Appointments & Retirements
Bog Posts
Blogs, Periodicals & Zines
Board Actions
Booklists
Columns
Contests
Directory
Fact Sheets
Featured Content
Features
Forms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Guidelines & Standards
Handbooks
Journal
KQ Issues
Letters to Congress
Libraries Transform Ideas
Manuals
Member Recognition
Minutes
News
Obituaries
Online Exclusives
Podcasts
Policy Manuas
Policy Statements
Programming & Exhibit Ideas
Reports
Research
Resolutions
Surveys
Tools & Toolkits
Videos
White Papers

LIS Subject

Self explanatory; required for use with Online Learning.
 
21st Century Standards
A to Z Page
Abstracting
Academic Writing
Access to Facilities & ADA Issues
Access to Information
Accreditation
Acquisitions
Administration
Adult Programs & Services
Advocacy
Success stories
Affirmative action
ALA Initiatives
Anti-piracy Legislation
Archives
Art Librarianship
Assessment & evaluation
Assistive Technologies
Author visits
Automation
Award-winning Books
Banned & challenged books & other materials
Biometrics
Bond issues
Book Characters
Book discussion groups
Book Studies
Bookmobiles
Born to Read
Broadband
Budgeting
Buildings & Facilities
Career
Cataloging
Censorship & First Amendment Issues
Certification
CFL Demographics
CFL Economics
CFL Education
CFL Environment
CFL Politics
CFL Society
CFL Technology
Children's Literature
Children's Programs & Services
Circulation
Classification
Collaboration
Collection Development
Collection Management
Common Core
Communities
Community Partnerships
Conservation
Contract management
Copyright
Court Cases
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Programming
Curriculum
Customer Service
Data Management
Dewey Secimal System
Digital Content
Digital Curation/Data Curation
Digital Divide
Digital Humanities
Digital Libraries
Digital Library Operations & Servuces
Digital Preservation
Digitization
Disaster planning & preparedness
Diversity
Donations to support ALA
E-rate
Ebooks
eCOLLAB
Education
Electronic Resources
Emerging leaders
Equity of Access
Ethics
Exhibits
Fair Use
Federal
Filtering
Financial Management
Freedom of Information
Freedom to Read
Funding
Fundraising
Games & gaming
Genealogy & local history
GLBTQ topics
Grants
History of ALA
Human Resources & Staff Development
Indexing
Informatics
Information Access
Information Behavior
Information Literacy
Information Organization
Information Retrieval
Institutional Repositories
Intellectual Freedom
Intellectual Property
International Issues
International Assistance
Resources & Professional Opportunities
International Librarianship
Job-Seeking
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Quest
Leadership
Legislation
Libraries Transform
Library Bill of Rights
Library of Congress
Library of the Future
Library Policies
Library schools
Library Technology
Literacy
Management
Marketing & PR
Member Story
Mentoring
Metadata
Metaliteracy
Museum Studies
Music Librarianship
Ontology
Open Access
Open Source
Oral History
Orphan Works
Outcome Measurement
Outreach
Outreach to Underserved Populations
Planning
Preservation
Privacy & Confidentiality
Professional Development
Professional Writing
Programming
Public Awareness
Public Policy
Public Relations
Publishing
RDA
Readers' Advisory
Reading Promotion
Reference, User Services & Library Instruction
Research & Statistics
Research Methods
Scholarly Communication
School Library Month
Semantic Web
Service Delivery in Libraries
Social Justice
Social media & networks
Spanish Outreach
Special Collections & Rare Books
Spanish Outreach
Standards
State & Local
STEAM
STEM
Storytelling
Student Achievement
Summer Learning
Sustainability
Taxonomies
Technical Services
Technology
Theological Librarianship
Thesauri
Transforming Libraries (Used by the ALA Library to tag content to appear in Transforming Libraries.) 
Community relationships
Continuing Education
Discussion groups & communities
Guidelines & standards
Library leadership
Library workforce
Linked resources
Partners
Physical space
Publications
Research
User expectations
User services
Usability
User Experience Design
Visual Literacy
Workforce Development
Writing
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Programs & Services

Marketing

Bestseller
Bundle
Clearance
New
Quantity Pricing Discount
Sale
Trending

PR Category: Use only on the Press Release Content Type!

Used for press releases and intended to make for better aggregated displays of ALA news.
 
AASL Conference
ACRL Conference
Advocacy
ALA President
Annual Conference
Awards (Books & Media)
Awards (Professional Recognition)
Awards (Scholarships & Grants)
Diversity
E-books in Libraries
eLearning
Intellectual Freedom
Midwinter Meeting
PLA Conference
Public Awareness
Publications
Special Reports

Type of Library or Org.

Self explanatory.
 
Academic library
Community college library
Graduate library
Undergraduate library
Association library
Consortium library
Corporate library
Federal library
Government library
Information-related organization
Joint use facility
Law library
Library school library
Medical/Healthcare library
Museum library
Native (Indigenous Peoples) library
Nonprofit library
Prison library
Public library
Regional system
Research library
Rural library
School library
Elementary school library
High school library
Middle school library
Special library
State library
Tribal library
Urban library

Years

Self explanatory. Starts with a tag for pre-1876, and proceeds to the current year. Makes it possible to tag historic documents and events. Not shown here as it would require too much space.