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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Education, Libraries

Mission: The mission of the american library association 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.

Programs: Mutual membership benefit programs, general/other-membership services provided in conjunction with member participation. Personal and organizational members totaled 55,300 members as of august 31, 2014.

mutual membership benefit programs, general/other-conferences enable members to keep abreast of the latest technological capabilities, new publications and trends in the profession. Four major conferences, several national forums and a variety of institutes were held during the year.

publishing-publishing of trade journals and books to aide the profession. Published 12 trade journals and 52 books on a variety of topics of interest to the profession during the year.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

As an employee, I was treated very shabbily by the ALA. I am sorry that I ever accepted employment there.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ASCLA has given programs, advice, materials, and resources to serve people with disabilities. Thank you for a fine organization.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 4

ASCLA has helped me make connections with consortia staff around the country. Sharing information is critical during these hard economic times; and I’ve learned a lot through my ASCLA contacts, especially in the 'delivery' area. Thanks, ASCLA!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASCLA membership is essential for my professional work. I would be lost without the access to expertise that they provide on issues and problems confronting our communities.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

ASCLA has been a great help to me as a librarian. I always learn something frm the colleagues I connect with in person or on line. ASCLA was instrumental in providing support at The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs at thhe Brooklyn Public Liblrary reached out to the 13 juvenile detention facilities in our community for the first time. In addition, I refer other librarians and library staff to the exciting toolkit for assisting library patrons with disabilities. This easy to use overview provides basic ideas and support to get people started in their own libraries. ASCLA has helped me and many other librarians reach people in hard to reach communities to provided library services and literacy support.
Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian
The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs/Kidsmobile
Brooklyn Public Library
2065 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718.253.4948 voice; 718.253.5034 tty; 718.252.1520 fax

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think of ASCLA as the Division whose members are the librarian's librarians. It's key units are state and regional library staff who provide assistance to other libraries; independent consultants helping librarians solve problems; and experts in serving people with disabilities. I've been a member of ASCLA all my library career and particulalry enjoy the forums that take a mega-view of library issues.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

I joined the ASCLA division of ALA 13 years ago when a job change suddenly landed me in the world of library consortia. While there are many opportunities to network with other libraries, ASCLA is the one place where I can network with other consortia leaders. The forums they provide have sparked ideas for new services and suggested solutions to problems. Thanks to ASCLA, when I need advice, I have a community of wonderful librarians to draw upon.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association, has provided me with incredible networking and professional development opportunities to learn from experts and colleagues across the country . My membership dues are worth every penny and more.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the only librarian in the state with a focus on serving people with disabilities, I needed a network to help me make the best use of the taxpayer dollars that supported my library. The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association came to the rescue. The organization introduced me to a range people with expertise that I knew I could consult, and it provided me with professional development opportunities to stay on top of my field. Without ASCLA, a lot of time would have been wasted trying to locate specialized information that was sought. ASCLA truly helped my library impact the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them