2023 American Library Association Conference and Exhibition wrap up
Our first ALA conference and exhibition was a great success! We spent several days in Chicago last month learning more about the key issues facing libraries, learning more about the landscape of organizations supporting libraries, and most importantly, meeting with many library professionals and telling them about our work with libraries. It was our first time as an exhibitor, and we were excited to be part of this event!
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “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.” In 1998 the ALA Council voted commitment to five Key Action Areas as guiding principles for directing the Association’s energies and resources:
- Equity of Access
- Education and Continuous Learning
- Intellectual Freedom
- 21st Century Literacy.
We have been ALA members for several years. The ALA is a tremendous resource to us in our work helping libraries solve their Human Resources and Recruiting needs.
If you were at the conference, we were glad to see you! If you didn’t get a chance to talk to us, send us a note to connect and as always, check out our blog for updates and our library stories for more.