Library Associations

There is a library association for nearly every possible type of library, nationally and internationally. Many of these have a closed institutional membership decree, but many more are open to individual membership. Often these associations feature a national coalition, as well as regional and state divisions.

Associations are based on types of:

Environment: academic, public, special, school;
Further Specialization: church, law, medical, theater
Function: advocacy, political, cataloging, reference
Background of Individual: ethnicity, orientation
Service Population: rural, city, youth
State and National Boundaries

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