This guide's content designed and prepared by former Pratt SI student and library graduate assistant, Manuela Aronofsky.
National & International Associations
American Library Association (ALA)
The oldest and largest library association in the world. 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.”
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
ALA division for children’s services. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
ALA division for young adult library services. Their mission is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting teens on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.