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American Association of School Librarians
The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.  AASL is a division of the American Association of School Librarians.
American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Alabama Education Association
The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is the largest education association in the state of Alabama. The AEA is an advocate organization that leads the movement for excellence in education and is the voice of education professionals in Alabama.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.
Freedom To Read Foundation

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association.  FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.

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ALA Emerging Leaders Program

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.

Alabama Learning Exchange

ALEX, a project of the Alabama Department of Education, is designed to index and share many types of educational materials and information through a time-saving, one-stop resource for educators, parents, and students. 

How do I get involved at ALA?

Learn about the ways to get more involved in ALA through Association resources, initiatives and by meeting other members.


ALA membership instantly connects you to a network of dedicated library professionals.

Programming Librarian

A project of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Programming Librarian is the premier online resources for all things related to presenting cultural and community programs for all types and sizes of libraries. Librarians from public, academic, special, and school libraries stay connected with the latest programming initiatives and resources through Programming Librarian.

United States Board on Books for Young People
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and teenagers.