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Customize your Ƶexperience by joining one of our eight Divisions where you can network and collaborate with a targeted focus on your library environment and your professional role. Through career development, specialized resources, opportunities to lead and learn, ƵDivisions will connect you to the professional community you want.

Members of ƵDivisions must first be members of the Ƶ. A majority of Ƶmembers belong to one or more Divisions. To learn about the types of membership available, see ƵPersonal Membership (includes Division and Round Table rates). Explore the division's sites and all they have to offer below.

External Websites by Division

Round Tables

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Round Tables are an excellent way to get involved at ALA, explore your personal interests, and ignite your passion. You will network with your peers around issues and ideas that are impacting your library and your career. Get involved and work with other members to build the resources and tools the profession needs, share your expertise, and learn from your colleagues.

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Rounds Table honors the legacy of Mrs. Coretta Scott King by promoting distinguished literature by African American authors and illustrators.

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EMIERT provides a forum for the exchange of information on library materials and resources in English and other languages, and promotes service for all ethnolinguistic and multicultural communities in general.

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FMRT offers a unique forum for learning about new developments in video librarianship, as well as resources for finding answers to some of the more elusive questions facing video librarians in their

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With members from all types of libraries, GameRT is built around our shared passion for games and the use of gaming within libraries.

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The GODORT is a dynamic forum where information professionals learn, discuss, advocate, and create scholarship on and about government information at all levels of government.

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The GNCRT supports library staff in all aspects of engaging with graphic novels and comics, including collection development, programming, and advocacy.

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The IFRT provides a forum for discussing library intellectual freedom issues, serving as a communication channel, promoting involvement in defending intellectual freedom, and implementing Ƶpolicies.

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The IRRT promotes global interest in library issues, coordinates international Ƶactivities, develops programs supporting international objectives, and provides hospitality and information to foreign visitors.

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LearnRT promotes quality continuing education for library personnel, facilitating networking with other providers for idea exchange. They serve as a source for education assistance, publications, and training.

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The LHRT facilitates communication among scholars and students of library history and supports research in library history. It sponsors conferences, publishes a newsletter, and presents awards.

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LIRT empowers librarians to become better teachers through sharing best practices, leadership and professional development, and networking.

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The LRRT aims to extend and improve library research, and to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects, and for disseminating their findings.

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The Library Support Staff Round Table (LSSRT) focuses on library support staff--who support staff are and what we do, as well as developing skills and support programming for library support staff.

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Through community, education, and advocacy, the MAGIRT leads and inspires information professionals in their work with map and geospatial information resources.

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The NMRT is a place for members who are new to the library profession, new to ALA, or new to both. It provides career development programs, professional development grants, and networking opportunities.

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The Rainbow Round Table promotes the development, advancement, and improvement of library services and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals and their communities.

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The RMRT provides an avenue for retired or late-career members to maintain relationships, continue meaningful organizational involvement, and share skills and knowledge through mentorship.

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The SRRT works to make Ƶmore democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession.

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SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society.

External Websites by Round Table

Cover of American Libraries May 2023 issue - Marshall Breeding's Library Systems Report

American Libraries magazine

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American Libraries magazine is the voice of the profession and the flagship magazine of the Ƶ.

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| Database of vendors and advertisers who provide products and services to library professionals.

| A free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat.

| Conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, and scholars about topics from the library world and beyond.

Cover of Booklist Dec 2023 issue - Editor's Choice 2023

Booklist Magazine

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Booklist magazine has been considered an essential collection development and readers' advisory tool since 1905.

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– print magazine has been considered an essential collection development and readers’-advisory tool since 1905.

- website includes digital editions of Booklist, a growing archive of reviews and articles published since 1990, and lots of free content. Single-user access is included with Booklist subscriptions. Also available for .

- Booklist’s monthly magazine for library patrons. Learn more about how Booklist Reader can contribute to your library's reader services through .

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ƵConnect is an online platform for discussion and collaboration between Ƶmembers, whether they’re part of a formal Ƶcommittee or just want to share questions and ideas with other library professionals.

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ƵJobLIST is the online career center for job seekers and employers in library and information science and technology.

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The leading global content provider of courses, webinars, and customized eLearning content for library and information workers in all types of libraries and related organizations.

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The ƵStore is the place to purchase everything you need to continually improve your professional knowledge. It's also a great place to find fun posters, bookmarks and other promotional materials.

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