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  • "The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information."
  • At 64,000 members, the ALA has assumed the role of leadership for libraries in the United States. Their website includes many resources for education, employment, and professional development.
  • "ARLIS/NA is a dynamic organization of over 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management."
  • AMIA "is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials."
  • "ARL is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements."
  • Find available grants and other services to enhance your library.
  • A searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 11,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
  • A useful overview of the profession, including a job description and outlook.
  • Founded in Canada in 2005, LWB seeks to improve access to information worldwide, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.
  • Library Spot simplifies the search for reference tools, periodicals and online texts, and information about libraries and library science.
  • A librarian-centered wiki with information on a wide range of topics, including management, collection development, marketing, technology, and programming.
  • Turn your scattered piles of books into a library-quality catalogued collection.
  • Career development resources for new librarians and information professionals, MLS students & those considering a library-related career.
  • A collaborative weblog devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science.
  • "Founded in 1898, MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field."
  • News, career information, and other resources for New York State librarians.
  • "a nonprofit membership organization consisting of all types of libraries and information organizations throughout New York State and surrounding areas"
  • A general resource for archives offering publications on standard practices.
  • Founded in New York in 1909, SLA is now an international association "for information resource experts who collect, analyze, evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making in corporate, academic, and government settings."
  • List connects to universities, schools, and departments offering degrees in information studies, information science, information management, library science, etc.

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