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The American Library Association ALA is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members


  • 1 History
  • 2 Membership
  • 3 Governing structure
    • 31 Activities
      • 311 Notable divisions
      • 312 Notable offices
      • 313 Notable sub-organizations
      • 314 National outreach
      • 315 Awards
      • 316 Conferences
  • 4 Political positions
    • 41 Intellectual freedom
    • 42 Privacy
    • 43 Copyright
  • 5 ALA-Accredited Programs in Library and Information Studies
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


Founded by Justin Winsor, Charles Ammi Cutter, Samuel S Green, James L Whitney, Melvil Dewey Melvil Dui, Fred B Perkins, Charles Evans, and Thomas W Bicknell in 1876 in Philadelphia and chartered in 1879 in Massachusetts, its head office is now in Chicago

During the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, 103 librarians, 90 men and 13 women, responded to a call for a "Convention of Librarians" to be held October 4–6 at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania At the end of the meeting, according to Ed Holley in his essay "ALA at 100," "the register was passed around for all to sign who wished to become charter members," making October 6, 1876, to be ALA's birthday In attendance were 90 men and 13 women, among them Justin Winsor Boston Public, Harvard, William Frederick Poole Chicago Public, Newberry, Charles Ammi Cutter Boston Athenaeum, Melvil Dewey, and Richard Rogers Bowker Attendees came from as far west as Chicago and from England The aim of the Association, in that resolution, was "to enable librarians to do their present work more easily and at less expense" The Association has worked throughout its history to define, extend, protect and advocate for equity of access to information

Library activists in the 1930s pressured the American Library Association to be more responsive to issues put forth by young members involved with issues such as peace, segregation, library unions and intellectual freedom In 1931, the Junior Members Round Table JMRT was formed to provide a voice for the younger members of the ALA, but much of what they had to say resurfaced in the social responsibility movement to come years later During this period, the first Library Bill of Rights LBR was drafted by Forrest Spaulding to set a standard against censorship and was adopted by the ALA in 1939 This has been recognized as the moment defining modern librarianship as a profession committed to intellectual freedom and the right to read over government dictates The ALA formed the Staff Organization's Round Table in 1936 and the Library Unions Round Table in 1940

The ALA appointed a committee to study censorship and recommend policy after the banning of The Grapes of Wrath and the implementation of the LBR The committee reported in 1940 that intellectual freedom and professionalism were linked and recommended a permanent committee – Committee on Intellectual Freedom The ALA made revisions to strengthen the LBR in June 1948, approved the Statement on Labeling in 1951 to discourage labeling material as subversive, and adopted the Freedom to Read Statement and the Overseas Library Statement in 1953

In 1961, the ALA took a stand regarding service to African Americans and others, advocating for equal library service for all An amendment was passed to the LBR in 1961 that made clear that an individual's library use should not be denied or abridged because of race, religion, national origin, or political views Some communities decided to close their doors rather than desegregate In 1963, the ALA commissioned a study, Access to Public Libraries, which found direct and indirect discrimination in American libraries

In 1967 some librarians protested against a pro-Vietnam War speech given by General Maxwell D Taylor at the annual ALA conference in San Francisco; the former president of Sarah Lawrence College, Harold Taylor, spoke to the Middle-Atlantic Regional Library Conference about socially responsible professionalism; and less than one year later a group of librarians proposed that the ALA schedule a new round table program discussion on the social responsibilities of librarians at its next annual conference in Kansas City This group called themselves the Organizing Committee for the ALA Round Table on Social Responsibilities of Libraries This group drew in many other under-represented groups in the ALA who lacked power, including the Congress for Change in 1969 This formation of the committee was approved in 1969 and would change its name to the Social Responsibilities Round Table SRRT in 1971 After its inception, the Round Table of Social Responsibilities began to press ALA leadership to address issues such as library unions, working conditions, wages, and intellectual freedom The Freedom to Read Foundation was created by ALA's Executive Board in 1969 The Black Caucus of the ALA and the Office for Literacy and Outreach were set up in 1970

In June 1990, the ALA approved “Policy on Library Services to the Poor” and in 1996 the Task Force on Hunger Homelessness, and Poverty was formed to resurrect and promote the ALA guidelines on library services to the poor

In 2014 Courtney Young, the president of the association, commented on the background and implications of a racist joke author Daniel Handler made as African-American writer Jacqueline Woodson received a National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming "His comments were inappropriate and fell far short of the association's commitment to diversity," said Young "Handler's remarks come at a time when the publishing world has little diversity Works from authors and illustrators of color make up less than 8 percent of children’s titles produced in 2013 The ALA hopes this regrettable incident will be used to open a dialogue on the need for diversity in the publishing industry, particularly in regards to books for young people"

The ALA Archives, including historical documents, non-current records, and digital records, are currently held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign archives

American Library Association conference, New Monterey Hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey, June 25, 1919 Library of Congress


ALA membership is open to any person or organization, though most of its members are libraries or librarians Most members live and work in the United States, with international members comprising 35% of total membership

Governing structure

Camila Alire, 2009–10 President of the ALA

The ALA is governed by an elected council and an executive board Since 2002, Keith Michael Fiels has been the ALA executive director CEO Policies and programs are administered by various committees and round tables One of the organization's most visible tasks is overseen by the Office for Accreditation, which formally reviews and authorizes American and Canadian academic institutions that offer degree programs in library and information science The ALA's current President is Julie B Todaro 2016-2017 Notable past presidents of the ALA include Theresa Elmendorf, its first female president 1911–1912, Clara Stanton Jones, its first African-American president she served as acting president from April 11 to July 22 in 1976 and then president from July 22, 1976 to 1977, Loriene Roy, its first Native American president 2007–2008, Michael Gorman 2005-2007, and Roberta A Stevens See List of presidents of the American Library Association


The official purpose of the association is "to promote library service and librarianship" Members may join one or more of eleven membership divisions that deal with specialized topics such as academic, school, or public libraries, technical or reference services, and library administration Members may also join any of seventeen round tables that are grouped around more specific interests and issues than the broader set of ALA divisions

Notable divisions

  • ALA Editions book publishing
  • American Association of School Librarians AASL
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services ALCTS
  • Association for Library Service to Children ALSC
  • Association of College and Research Libraries ACRL
  • Library Information Technology Association LITA
  • Library Leadership and Management Association LLAMA
  • Public Library Association PLA
  • Reference and User Services Association RUSA
  • Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA

Notable offices

  • Office of Intellectual Freedom OIF
  • Office for Accreditation OA
  • Office for Literacy and Outreach Services OLOS
  • Office for Information Technology Policy OITP

Notable sub-organizations

In 1970, the ALA founded the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professional organization, called the "Task Force on Gay Liberation", now known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table or GLBT Round Table Barbara Gittings became its coordinator in 1971 In the early 1970s, the Task Force on Gay Liberation campaigned to have books about the gay liberation movement at the Library of Congress reclassified from HQ 71–471 “Abnormal Sexual Relations, Including Sexual Crimes” In 1972, after receiving a letter requesting the reclassification, the Library of Congress agreed to make the shift, reclassifying those books into a newly created category, HQ 765 “Homosexuality, Lesbianism—Gay Liberation Movement, Homophile Movement” In 1971 the GLBTRT created the first award for GLBT books, the Stonewall Book Award, which celebrates books of exceptional merit that relate to LGBT issues Patience and Sarah by Alma Routsong pen name Isabel Miller was the first winner In 1992, American Libraries published a photo of the GLBTRT then called the Gay and Lesbian Task Force on the cover of its July/August issue, drawing both criticism and praise from the library world Some commenters called the cover “in poor taste” and accused American Libraries of “glorifying homosexuality,” while others were supportive of the move Christine Williams, who wrote an essay about the controversy surrounding the cover, concluded that in the mid-90s, the library world was “not an especially welcoming place to gays and lesbians" In 2010, the GLBTRT announced a new committee, the Over the Rainbow Committee This committee annually compiles a bibliography of books that show the GLBT community in a favorable light and reflects the interests of adults The bibliographies provide guidance to libraries in the selection of positive GLBT materials

On July 23, 1976, the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship was established as a Council Committee of the ALA on recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee with the same name which had been appointed by the President of the ALA in December 1975 and of the Committee on Organization The Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship works to "officially represent the diversity of women's interest within ALA and to ensure that the Association considers the rights of the majority women in the library field; to promote and initiate the collection, analysis, dissemination, and coordination of information on the status of women in librarianship; to coordinate the activities of ALA units which consider questions of special relevance for women; to identify lags, gaps, and possible discrimination in resources and programs relating to women; in cooperation with other ALA units, to help develop and evaluate tools, guidelines, and programs designed to enhance the opportunities and the image of women in the library profession, thus raising the level of consciousness concerning women; to establish contacts with committees on women within other professional groups and to officially represent ALA concerns at interdisciplinary meetings on women's equality; and to provide Council and Membership with reports needed for establishment of policies and actions related to the status of women in librarianship; and to monitor ALA units to ensure consideration of the rights of women" In 1979 the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship received the Bailey K Howard - World Book Encyclopedia - ALA Goal Award to develop a profile of ALA personal members, known as the COSWL Study In 1980 the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship was awarded the J Morris Jones - World Book Encyclopedia - ALA Goals Award with the OLPR Advisory Committee to undertake a special project on equal pay for work of equal value

National outreach

The ALA is affiliated with regional, state, and student chapters SCALA across the country It organizes conferences, participates in library standards development, and publishes a number of books and periodicals The ALA publishes the magazines American Libraries and Booklist Along with other organizations, it sponsors the annual Banned Books Week the last week of September Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA also sponsors Teen Read Week, the third week of each October, and Teen Tech Week, the second week of each March In addition, the ALA helps to promote diversity in the library profession with various outreach activities, including the Spectrum Scholarship program, which awards academic scholarships to minority library students each year


Main article: List of ALA awards

The ALA annually confers numerous book and media awards, primarily through its children's and young adult divisions others are the Dartmouth Medal, Coretta Scott King Awards, Schneider Book Awards, and Stonewall Book Award

The children's division ALSC administers the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Batchelder Award, Belpré Awards, Geisel Award, and Sibert Medal, all annual book awards; the Odyssey Award for best audiobook joint with YALSA, and the US Carnegie Medal and for best video There are also two ALSC lifetime recognitions, the Wilder Medal and the Arbuthnot Lecture

The young-adult division YALSA administers the Margaret Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to YA literature, a lifetime recognition of one author annually, and some annual awards that recognize particular works: the Michael L Printz Award for a YA book judged on literary merit alone, the William C Morris Award for an author's first YA book, the new "YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults", and the "Alex Award" list of ten adult books having special appeal for teens Jointly with the children's division ALSC there is the Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production

The award for YA nonfiction was inaugurated in 2012, defined by ages 12 to 18 and publication year November 2010 to October 2011 The first winner was The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin Roaring Brook Press, November 2010 and four other finalists were named

Beside the Alex Awards, ALA disseminates some annual lists of "Notable" and "Best" books and other media

The annual awards roster includes the John Cotton Dana Award for excellence in library public relations

In 2000, the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services OLOS launched the Jean E Coleman Library Outreach Lecture in tribute to the work of the first OLOS director, Dr Jean E Coleman Barbara J Ford gave the inaugural lecture, "Libraries, Literacy, Outreach and the Digital Divide"

Since 2006, the ALA has selected a class of Emerging Leaders, typically comprising about 100 librarians and library school students This minor distinction is a form of organizational outreach to new librarians The Emerging Leaders are allocated to project groups tasked with developing solutions to specified problems within ALA divisions The class meets at the ALA Midwinter and Annual Meetings, commonly January and June Project teams may present posters of their completed projects at the Annual


The ALA and its divisions hold numerous conferences throughout the year The two largest conferences are the annual conference and the midwinter meeting The latter is typically held in January and focused on internal business, while the annual conference is typically held in June and focused on exhibits and presentations The ALA annual conference is notable for being one of the largest professional conferences in existence, typically drawing over 25,000 attendees

Political positions

ALA Seal
See also: Librarianship and human rights in the United States

The ALA advocates positions on United States political issues that it believes are related to libraries and librarianship For court cases that touch on issues about which the organization holds positions, the ALA often files amici curiae briefs, voluntarily offering information on some aspect of the case to assist the court in deciding a matter before it The ALA has an office in Washington, DC, that lobbies Congress on issues relating to libraries, information and communication It also provides materials to libraries that may include information on how to apply for grants, how to comply with the law, and how to oppose a law

Intellectual freedom

See also: Book censorship in the United States

The primary documented expressions of the ALA's intellectual freedom principles are the Freedom to Read Statement and the Library Bill of Rights; the Library Bill of Rights urges libraries to "challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment" The ALA Code of Ethics also calls on librarians to "uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources"

The ALA maintains an Office for Intellectual Freedom OIF headed by Barbara M Jones, former University Librarian for Wesleyan University and internationally known intellectual freedom advocate and author She is the second director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, succeeding Judith Krug, who headed the office for four decades OIF is charged with "implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom," that the ALA defines as "the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored" Its goal is "to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries" The OIF compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted to them by librarians across the country

In 1950, the Intellectual Freedom Committee, the forerunner of the OIF, investigated the termination of Ruth W Brown as librarian of the Bartlesville Public Library, a position she held in the Oklahoma town for 30 years Brown's termination was based on the false allegation that she was a communist and that she had as part of the library's serials collection two left wing publications, The New Republic and The Nation The ALA support for her and the subsequent legal case was the first such investigation undertaken by the ALA or one of its state chapters

In 1999, radio personality Laura Schlessinger campaigned publicly against the ALA's intellectual freedom policy, specifically in regard to the ALA's refusal to remove a link on its web site to a specific sex-education site for teens Sharon Priestly said, however, that Schlessinger "distorted and misrepresented the ALA stand to make it sound like the ALA was saying porno for 'children' is OK"

In 2002, the ALA filed suit with library users and the ACLU against the United States Children's Internet Protection Act CIPA, which required libraries receiving federal E-rate discounts for Internet access to install a "technology protection measure" to prevent children from accessing "visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors" At trial, the federal district court struck down the law as unconstitutional The government appealed this decision, and on June 23, 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the law as constitutional as a condition imposed on institutions in exchange for government funding In upholding the law, the Supreme Court, adopting the interpretation urged by the US Solicitor General at oral argument, made it clear that the constitutionality of CIPA would be upheld only "if, as the Government represents, a librarian will unblock filtered material or disable the Internet software filter without significant delay on an adult user's request"


In 2003, the ALA passed a resolution opposing the USA PATRIOT Act, which called sections of the law "a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights of library users" Since then, the ALA and its members have sought to change the law by working with members of Congress and educating their communities and the press about the law's potential to violate the privacy rights of library users ALA has also participated as an amicus curiae in lawsuits filed by individuals challenging the constitutionality of the USA PATRIOT Act, including a lawsuit filed by four Connecticut librarians after the library consortium they managed was served with a national security letter seeking information about library users After several months of litigation, the lawsuit was dismissed when the FBI decided to withdraw the National Security Letter In 2007 the "Connecticut Four" were honored by the ALA with the Paul Howard Award for Courage for their challenge to the National Security Letter and gag order provision of the USA PATRIOT Act

In 2006, the ALA sold humorous "radical militant librarian" buttons for librarians to wear in support of the ALA's stances on intellectual freedom, privacy, and civil liberties Inspiration for the button’s design came from documents obtained from the FBI by the Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC through a Freedom of Information Act FOIA request The request revealed a series of e-mails in which FBI agents complained about the "radical, militant librarians" while criticizing the reluctance of FBI management to use the secret warrants authorized under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act


The ALA "supports efforts to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA and urges the courts to restore the balance in copyright law, ensure fair use and protect and extend the public domain" It supports changing copyright law to eliminate damages when using orphan works without permission; is wary of digital rights management; and, in ALA v FCC, successfully sued the Federal Communications Commission to prevent regulation that would enforce next-generation digital televisions to contain rights-management hardware It has joined the Information Access Alliance to promote open access to research The Copyright Advisory Network of the Association's Office for Information Technology Policy provides copyright resources to libraries and the communities they serve The ALA is a member of the Library Copyright Alliance, along with the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries, which provides a unified voice for over 300,000 information professionals in the United States

ALA-Accredited Programs in Library and Information Studies

ALA-Accredited programs can be found at schools in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada Theses programs offer degrees with names such as Master of Library Science MLS, Master of Arts, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies MLIS, and Master of Science To be accredited, the program must undergo an external review and meet the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies The ALA website provides a directory directory in database form of ALA-Accredited programs There are currently 59 accredited programs, and two that are candidates seeking accreditation

See also

  • Organizations portal
  • Books portal
  • Children's literature portal
  • American Indian Library Association and American Indian Youth Literature Awards
  • ANSEL American National Standard for Extended Latin Alphabet Coded Character Set for Bibliographic Use
  • Book censorship in the United States
  • Book Links, an ALA magazine that helps teachers, librarians, school library media specialists, and parents connect children with high-quality books
  • Booklist, an ALA publication that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials, geared toward libraries and booksellers
  • Challenge literature, an attempt to have books removed from a library
  • History of public library advocacy
  • International Federation of Library Associations IFLA
  • Library Bill of Rights
  • Library Hall of Fame
  • Librarianship and human rights in the United States
  • List of American Library Association accredited library schools
  • List of presidents of the American Library Association
  • Neal-Schuman Publishers, an imprint of the ALA
  • Public library advocacy


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External links

  • Official website
  • Works by American Library Association at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about American Library Association at Internet Archive
  • About Charles Ammi Cutter

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