Professional Organizations

In addition to Student ALA, there are numerous other professional organizations that may be of interest to you. A comprehenisve list can also be found on the GSLIS website.

National & International organizations (general)

ALA – American Library Association

ASIS&T – American Society for Information Science and Technology

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

State & Regional organizations (general)

RILA -Rhode Island Library Association

MLA -Massachusetts Library Association

CLA -Connecticut Library Association

NELA -New England Library Association

For other states:

Public library organizations

PLA – Public Library Association

School/media specialist organizations

IASL – International Association of School Librarianship

Special library & Archives organizations

SLA – Special Library Association

ARLIS/NA – Art Libraries Society of North America

VRA – Visual Resources Association

MLA – Medical Library Association

SAA – Society of American Archivists


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