ALA Library: Just the Facts

The ALA Library receives inquiries from librarians across the country and around the world, as well as from the general public, on a wide variety of library topics. We have prepared fact sheets on the most asked-about topics, as noted below.

If you don’t see your topic, or if you need more information than is provided on the fact sheets, feel free to contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; fax: 312-280-3255; e-mail:; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

via ALA Library Fact Sheets | Professional Tools.

One of the things I’ve learned as Alaska’s Chapter Councilor to the American Library Association (ALA) has a lot of resources. This wealth of resources is combined with what I believe is a lack of awareness in the library community and beyond that these resources even exist. A case in point is the ALA Library’s set of fact sheets on libraries, reading and more. I’ve been on Council for nearly a year now and I don’t recall being aware of these resources until a few days ago when I was googling for a definition of interlibrary loan.

So, I’ve decided that in addition to any other blogging I’ll do during January, I’ll post a fact sheet a day.

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