Office Subject File, 1961-2009
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Brief Description: Office subject files relating to professional associations, conferences, certification (1967-74), elections (1983-88), membership promotion (1968-78), press releases (1971, 1973, 1978-84), programs, publications (1967-91), public service announcements (1973), School Library Manpower Project (1968-75), school library and media supervisors (1964-75), Affiliate Assembly representatives and delegates from affiliated organizations (1978- 85), committees (1965-85), officers' information sheets (1977-86), state and regional associations (1976-87), materials selection (1969-72), membership (1965-84), presidents (1965-80), officers, Executive Board, Advisory Board, International Book Year (1971-72), evaluations of services, policy statements, awards and endowments, and the Technology for Teaching Project (1989-1992), Affiliate Assembly Newsletters and Correspondence (1986-1998).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 20/2/6
Created by: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-)
Volume: 30.4 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 3/21/89 (see IWS); 8/1/2002; 4/13/10; 4/20/2012; 2015
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Biographical Note for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-) :

The first annual meeting of the School Libraries Section was held in East Hall, University of California, at 9:30 Saturday morning, June 5, 1915, with an attendance of 250. In the opening meeting, the purpose of the section was outlined. "The school library being one of the great problems of library endeavor, it is fitting that there should be a section in the American Library Association devoted to the discussion of work with all classes of schools" (1).

The American Association of School Librarians (ASSL) is interested in "the general improvement and extension of library services for children and young people."

The American Association of School Libraries became a division of ALA on January 1, 1951. Formerly it was a section of the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People; and before 1941 it was the School Libraries Section of ALA organized in 1915 (2).

Subject Index
Affiliate Assemblies (Aasl)
Media Center Facilities
School Librarians, American Association of (AASL)
School Libraries, Supervision of
School Library Manpower Project, Advisory
School Media Programs, Evaluation of
School Media Programs, Standards for
State Library Associations
U.S. Department of Education
Languages of Materials
English [eng]