ƵLibrary & Information Resource Center

Assisting ALA's staff in serving the needs of its members and the needs of other libraries

Our Mission

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The primary mission of the ƵLibrary is to assist the staff of the Ƶ in serving the needs of its members, and thereafter, the needs of other libraries, and general public within the scope of its collection. It is a small special library with a collection that focuses primarily on the history of and issues within libraries, and on the professional development of the library workforce, plus material on general and association management. The Library's staff will respond to reference and information requests in accordance with this mission and collection scope.

Initiatives & Projects

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  • - pathfinders to help answer questions about librarianship and ALA
  • ƵArchives
  • -- Periodicals of the Ƶ divisions and division sections, offices, and round tables, in alphabetical order
  • FAQs -- Frequently Answered Questions about the Ƶ

Popular Resources

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Contact

LIRC
Toll free: 1-800-545-2433 x2153
Local: 312-280-2153
email: library@ala.org

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Colleen Barbus
Librarian & Archivist

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Hannah Weinberg
Digital Librarian & Archivist

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Melissa Walling
Associate Executive Director