- American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) AALL, founded in 1906, advances the profession of law librarianship and supports the professional growth of its members through leadership and advocacy in the field of legal information and information policy. AALL and its members will be the recognized authority in all aspects of legal information. The values of AALL includes lifelong learning and intellectual growth, commitment to diversity, equitable and permanent public access to legal information, continuous improvement in access to justice, community and collaboration, and the essential role of law librarians within their organizations and in a democratic society.
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL) AASL is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL understands the current realities and evolving dynamics of the professional environment and is positioned to help members achieve universal recognition of school librarians as indispensable educational leaders. The mission of AASL is to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The current strategic plan of AASL examines three critical issues: association relevance, membership development, and association governance and leadership.
- American Library Association (ALA) American Library Association (ALA) seeks to promote library service and librarianship. The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
- Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) ALISE is the global voice of library and information science education. ALISE is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in library and information science, and allied disciplines. ALISE leads innovative and high quality research, teaching, and service for educators and scholars in library and information science and cognate disciplines internationally through engagement, advocacy, and knowledge creation and dissemination.
- Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) The ACRL, a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
- Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ARL is a nonprofit organization of research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements.
- British Association for Information and Library Education and Research (BAILER) BAILER, formed in 1992, includes all teaching and research staff in the Information and Library Schools and Departments in the UK and Ireland. BAILER exists to reflect and help focus the evolution of the field of information and library studies; an essential part of that evolution is the development and encouragement of teaching and research staff in member institutions by: bringing together those involved in teaching and learning to exchange ideas and practice; acting as a forum within the United Kingdom for matters relating to information and library studies and education and research; and maintaining contact within organisations outside the UK concerned with education for information work.
- California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL) CARL's purpose is to provide opportunities for the professional growth of its members by conducting workshops and arranging programs; to encourage the exchange of ideas and information relating to library cooperation and development; to disseminate educational information oriented to those working in academic and research libraries; and to support and, when appropriate, participate in programs of other regional and local organizations in California in order to promote and improve library service to the academic and research community. Membership is open to any person interested in academic or research librarianship or in academic or research libraries in California.
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) CILIP is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP provides practical support for members throughout their entire careers, helping them with their academic education, professional qualifications, job hunting, and continuing professional development.
- Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia. CAUL makes a significant contribution to higher education strategy, policy and outcomes through a commitment to a shared purpose: To transform how people experience knowledge – how it can be discovered, used and shared. CAUL has sought to ensure a common voice and representation for all university libraries, provide a forum for discussion, and promote common interests.
- EDUCAUSE EDUCAUSE is a higher education technology association and the largest community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. EDUCAUSE supports and helps those who lead, manage, deploy, and use information technology to anticipate and adapt to change, advancing strategic IT decision making at every level within higher education. EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.
- Illinois Library Association (ILA) ILA is a professional membership organization that represents Illinois libraries. Founded in 1896, it is the third largest state library association and a chapter of the American Library Association. ILA connects library professionals and supporters to each other and the important issues facing libraries. The purpose of ILA is to improve and develop library service and librarianship. The primary goals are: 1) advocating for the public interest, 2) promoting excellence and innovation, and 3) managing the present to prepare for the future.
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) IFLA is an international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
- Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) The Library and Information Technology Association is an organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. The membership includes new professionals, systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and anyone else interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.
- Research Libraries UK (RLUK) RLUK represents the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland. RLUK aims to optimise the contribution that research libraries and collections make to the economic, technological and cultural success of the UK and Ireland. RLUK achieves this by working with our members, external institutions and our partners in the community, both nationally and internationally. RLUK are investing in and developing strategic projects, reports and innovations that are fomenting much greater engagement with and services for the research community we serve.
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