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A guide to acronyms and special terms used by the American Library Association and librarians in general.

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The American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. As such, ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library

The Office for Accreditation of the American Library Association serves the public, students, employers, and library and information studies Master's degree programs through the promotion and ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library Collected Term

The Office for Intellectual Freedom was established in 1967. This office is in charge of implementing the American Library Association’s policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library Collected Term

The Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the American Library Association by supporting equitable access to the knowledge and information resources stored in member libraries. OLOS ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library Collected Term

The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is the branch of the American Library Association tasked with advancing the Association’s public policy activities. The Office supports ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library Collected Term

ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership. This professional association consists of academic librarians and other ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library

AASL, a division of the American Library Association since 1951, has more than 7,000 members. It serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world. AASL also maintains ...

Domain: Library & information science; Category: Library Collected Term

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