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,…

Art Libraries Society of North America

The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 as a way to better communicate and cooperate among art librarians. Their objective was to provide a forum for ideas, projects and specialty programs.ARLIS/NA addresses the needs of art libraries and information professionals, by supporting the advancement of the profession, pursuing partnerships with other…

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Established in 1946, the ATLA is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA’s promotes their open membership, representing many religious traditions and denominations. Mission Statement: is to foster the study of theology and religion…