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Dear Colleague:

Welcome to the Alabama Library Association! Founded in 1904, the ALLA will soon enter its 109th year. As an organization that was originated for the purpose of promoting libraries and library interests in Alabama, the ALLA proudly continues in that role! Our Association provides leadership for the development, advocacy, and improvement of library and information services -- as well as opportunities for networking with library personnel from all types of Alabama libraries. We strive to promote the profession of librarianship to ensure access to information for all.

Benefits of an ALLA membership include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Representation at national and regional forums such as the American Library Association and Southeastern Library Association
  • Sponsorship of Alabama’s Library Legislative Day
  • Scholarships for library school students
  • Automatic e-mail notification of library issues through listservs
  • Online delivery of the “ALLA COMmunicator,” the Association’s monthly newsletter
  • Contacts within the Association through regional Members-at-Large
  • Reduced registration fees for ALLA-sponsored workshops and conferences
  • Participation in Association elections and events
  • Opportunities for continuing education at the annual convention and at other times of the year

Your interest and membership in our Association is greatly appreciated. Please take a few minutes to explore the ALLA website It is a major resource and communication tool. The website can be used to renew your membership, register for conferences, or simply to get in touch with a colleague across the state. Read about the various divisions, committees, and roundtables, and then choose those that you wish to participate in. Make your choices known and get involved!

On behalf of ALLA’s Executive Council, thank you for your support of the Association and for helping to keep Alabama’s libraries strong. We look forward to another outstanding year and hope that you enjoy your membership. We are ALL the Alabama Library Association!

Best Wishes,

Jeff Simpson
Alabama Library Association
President, 2013-2014

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