American Library Association
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members.
|Formation||October 6, 1876|
|Purpose||"To provide 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."|
|Headquarters||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Tracie D. Hall|
|Patty Wong (librarian)|