The Alabama Library Association

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) is a non-profit corporation formed to encourage and promote the welfare of libraries and professional interests of librarians in the State of Alabama. The Mission of the Alabama Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, advocacy, and improvement of library and information services and to promote the profession of librarianship, in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Want to help the Alabama Library Association? Consider making a donation.

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From the President

Greetings from your 2019-2020 Alabama Library Association President!

I am thrilled that as President I can help guide the Alabama Library Association through this next year. For almost ten years, the Alabama Library Association has guided me on my professional journey and I am now delighted that I can show gratitude by serving other Alabamians in the library profession.

Whether you serve within a public, academic, school, or special library, ALLA is designed to help and support you. As former Association president Clyde H. Cantrell said, “If we are ever to have good library service in the State as a whole, it is necessary that we coordinate our efforts and work in close cooperation one with another." This is my main goal for this association year, to unite all of us who provide library and information services to the Alabama citizenry.

If you are interested in joining the Association or getting more involved with the organization, please peruse our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]!

I look forward to seeing you all at the Annual Convention in Birmingham, April 14-17, 2020. Happy to serve all Alabama libraries!

Jessica B. Hayes
President, 2019-2020

The Benefits of Membership

Your membership to the Association will entitle you to a number of benefits including reduced registration for workshops and conferences; networking with library personnel statewide, vendors, and elected officials; notification of issues concerning libraries by receiving state and national news briefs, listserv discussions, and flyers promoting activities of interest; and many more. See the complete list of benefits at our Membership Benefits page.

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ALLA COMmunicator

ALLA COMmunicator is the Association's quarterly newsletter. The COMmunicator will keep our members up-to-date on the Association. Each edition will include highlights from the Executive Council meetings, upcoming events, and calls to action. We encourage our members and those interested in the Association to keep up-to-date with us by reading each new edition of the ALLA COMmunicator.

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