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
http://www.ala.org

ASIS&T – American Society for Information Science and Technology
http://www.asis.org

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
http://www.ifla.org

State & Regional organizations (general)

RILA -Rhode Island Library Association
http://www.rilibraryassoc.org/

MLA -Massachusetts Library Association
http://www.masslib.org/

CLA -Connecticut Library Association
http://www.ctlibraryassociation.org/

NELA -New England Library Association
http://www.nelib.org/

For other states:http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/cro/chapters/stateandregional/stateregional.cfm

Public library organizations

PLA – Public Library Association
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/index.cfm

School/media specialist organizations

IASL – International Association of School Librarianship
http://www.iasl-online.org

Special library & Archives organizations

SLA – Special Library Association
http://www.sla.org

ARLIS/NA – Art Libraries Society of North America
http://www.arlisna.org

VRA – Visual Resources Association
http://www.vraweb.org

MLA – Medical Library Association
http://www.mlanet.org

SAA – Society of American Archivists
http://www.archivists.org

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