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 2021-2022 Alabama Library Association President!

Libraries are the hearts of the communities, institutions, patrons, students and more that they serve. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Alabama Library Association (ALLA) President for the next administrative year.

While the past year has not been as pleasant as many of had hoped for, we all managed to push through and find slivers of hope in the darkness. We never stopped serving our communities, our students, our fellow staff members – everyone who might need us as librarians and library advocates in so many different ways. We have continued to fill gaps in services for our communities, helping to show our relevance to those who may not have realized just how indispensable libraries are to the world.

I am proud of all of you.

As president, I will continue to promote the ideals and mission of this organization, while making sure that voices and concerns are heard, no matter the topic. This organization is here to serve you, so please, let us know how we can be of assistance. 

Please take a look at the website, discuss needs and ideas with leaders of divisions and roundtables and reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to see implemented. Contact me at [email protected]. I am always here to listen to the needs you have as we move forward into 2021.

Don’t forget just how wonderful you all are in your respective roles. Without you, none of this would be possible. You matter tremendously to your libraries and your patrons, students, colleagues and staff members.

And most of all, you matter to me.

Laura Pitts
President, 2021-2022

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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