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

Fellow Librarians, Library Staff Members, and Library Friends,

It is with great pleasure and a profound sense of honor that I stand before you today as the newly elected President of the Alabama Library Association. My name is Craig Scott, and I have dedicated 47 years of my life to the noble profession of librarianship.

Hailing from the heart of Alabama, I have served as the Library Director in Gadsden, Alabama, a role that has allowed me to witness firsthand the transformative power of libraries within our communities. Throughout my career, I have seen libraries evolve from quiet repositories of knowledge to dynamic hubs of innovation, education, and social engagement.

I am deeply committed to the core values that libraries represent: equal access to information, intellectual freedom, and lifelong learning. These principles have guided my work, shaping every decision I have made in service to my community and our profession.

As President of the Alabama Library Association, I am eager to collaborate with each of you in advancing our shared mission. Together, we will champion the vital role that libraries play in fostering literacy, promoting inclusivity, and strengthening the fabric of our society.

I am honored to embark on this journey with you, and I look forward to the incredible opportunities that lie ahead as we work together to empower individuals, enrich communities, and ensure a vibrant future for libraries across our great state.

Thank you for the outstanding services you provide to patrons each and every day.

Craig Scott
President, 2024-2025

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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