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IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users (from IFLA website).
IASL: International Association of School Librarianship
The mission of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) is to provide an international forum for those people interested in promoting effective school library media programs as viable instruments in the educational process (from IASL website).
ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education (from ISTE website).
SLA: Special Libraries Association
"The Special Libraries Association is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners" (SLA Vision Statement). It is organized in over 80 countries.
MLA: Medical Library Association
The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide (from MLA website).
ARL: Association of Research Libraries
ARL influences the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology (from website).
NASIG: North American Serials Interest Group
North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain - anyone working with or concerned about serial publications (from website).
American Library Association
Regional & State Associations
CLA: Connecticut Library Association
The Mission of the Connecticut Library Association is "to improve library service to Connecticut, to advance the interests of librarians, library staff, and librarianship, and to increase public awareness of libraries and library services" (from CLA Mission Statement).
NELA: New England Library Association
...the New England Library Association has provided organizational and educational support for its member librarians from our six "down east" states (from website).