American Library Association (ALA)

American Library Association (ALA)

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” In pursuing our mission, the Association’s core value statements define our deepest aspirations and how we approach our work together. They are: Extending and expanding library services in America and around the world. All types of libraries - academic, public, school and special.

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Environmental
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1876
Employees:
101-1000

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