American Library Association

American Library Association

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. Wikipedia

American Library Association

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. Wikipedia

Aug 31, 2:51 PM

Library Card Sign-up Month starts tomorrow! For #TBT: Here''s the ALA Council Resolution that started it all 30 years ago. ""Every school should have a library, and every child should have a library card."" We''re still committed to that goal. #librariesofinstagram #librariestransform #librarycardsignup #librarysuperpower #librarians

Aug 25, 5:35 PM

Another #tourdelibrary in ALA Washington''s world. The National Agriculture Library is one of the four national libraries of the U.S. and houses one of the world''s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences. It holds more than 2.5 million books and 3.5 million reports. Thousand of images of America''s nursery and seed trade catalogs are here, too - dating back to 1989! #NAL #USDA #nurseries #seeds

Aug 25, 8:26 AM

Yesterday, on our way to @npr_rad, we passed the Government Publishing Office (GPO) just a few blocks away. GPO publishes and disseminates official and authentic federal government publications. How are #libraries involved? As part of its mission, the GPO administers the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which was established by #Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Governments information. Information products are disseminated to libraries nationwide that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online. Last photo is a decal used to designate a library with FDLP status. #FederalDepositoryLibraryProgram #FDLP #governmentinformation #access #tourdelibrary

Aug 24, 4:25 PM

Today''s #tourdelibrary is a visit to @npr_rad, where RAD (Research, Archives, and Data, that is) staff work to support the @NPR story from conception to preservation. The RAD staff are embedded throughout the newsroom so they can connect directly with producers and journalists. (Also, check out their tiny cassette tape and the scene of #tinydesk concerts.) #nprlife #thisisnpr