Information Technology (IT)

American Library Association Announces New Additions and Appointments to Leadership Team

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition and appointment of new and existing members to its leadership staff: Rebecca Headrick, Payal Patel, Julie Reese and Alena Rivers. The cohort consists of four dynamic individuals who bring a diverse set of skills and experience to the organization.

Important Reminders for Members as ALA Gets Ready to Launch the new ALA Connect on April 25

ALA will launch the new ALA Connect on Wednesday, April 25, bringing with it new features and updates to members’ online collaborative space for networking, learning, growing, and engaging on a variety of topics of interest.

ALA is upgrading to a new platform, powered by Higher Logic. This modern system offers an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface and will give members new features, including:

ALA website will be offline for maintenance the evening of Sept. 8

CHICAGO -  The American Library Association’s (ALA) Information Technology & Telecommunication Services (ITTS) will conduct server maintenance beginning at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 8.

New ALA Connect launches Aug. 31, current site ‘Gray-Out’ begins Aug. 10

CHICAGO – ALA Connect, the online space where ALA groups collaborate, is being upgraded to a new and more flexible system that will be powered by Higher Logic. The launch is scheduled for Aug. 31.

ALA Connect gives communities of interest within the library profession the opportunity to connect, learn, express and engage on a variety of topics.

Federal experts to walk libraries through government red tape and unfunded mandates at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.—Ever felt frustrated by the prospect of another unfunded mandate from the federal, local or state government? Empower yourself, your library and your community by learning to navigate major e-government resources and websites by attending “E-Government Services At your Library: Conquering An Unfunded Mandate,” a conference session that takes place at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

ALA to undertake IT External Review

CHICAGO — As part of its planning for the future, the American Library Association will be undertaking an external review of the Association’s information technology.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

2012 ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is open and ready to help you plan

CHICAGO — The ALA Annual Conference Scheduler is now open! Attendees who haven’t used it before will be delighted at all it can do for them as they see the full scope of what is offered, while planning and organizing their conference attendance. Highlights of the scheduler include: