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American Association of Law Libraries
"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."
American Library Association
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.
Art Libraries Society of North America
"ARLIS/NA is a dynamic organization of over 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management."
Association of Moving Image Archivists
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."
- Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
Association of Research Libraries
"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."
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Find available grants and other services to enhance your library.
Librarian's Index to the Internet
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.
Librarians - Occupational Outlook Handbook
A useful overview of the profession, including a job description and outlook.
Librarians Without Borders
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.
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
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.
Medical Library Association
"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."
New York Library Association
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"
Society of American Archivists
A general resource for archives offering publications on standard practices.
Special Libraries Association
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."
World List of Departments and Schools of Information Studies, Information Management, Information Systems, etc.
List connects to universities, schools, and departments offering degrees in information studies, information science, information management, library science, etc.