Professional Associations


This page provides links to Internet sites maintained by various professional associations in the library and information sciences. We add to this page from time to time as we discover new sites. If you know of a site that you think should be added, please e-mail the Web Administrator.

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Alabama Library Association

Alaska Library Association

American Association for Artificial Intelligence

American Association of Law Libraries

American Association of School Librarians

American Communication Association

American Indian Library Association

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

American Library Association

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association

American Medical Informatics Association

American National Standards Institue (ANSI)

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)

American Society for Indexing

American Theological Library Association

Arizona Library Association

Arkansas Library Association

ARMA International

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Art Libraries Society of North America – Northern California Chapter (ARLIS/NC)

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

Asociación de Bibliotecarios de El Salvador (ABES)

Association for Computational Linguistics

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

Association for Information Management (Aslib)

Association for Information Systems

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Association for Moving Image Archivists

Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE)

Association for Rural & Small Libraries

Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL)

Association of Canadian Archivists

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives

Association of Christian Librarians

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Association of Independent Information Professionals

Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)

Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California

Association of Mental Health Librarians

Association of Research Libraries

Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL)

Associazione Italiana Biblioteche (Italian Library Association)

Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Australian Government Libraries Information Network

Australian Information Industry Association

Australian Library and Information Association

Australian Society of Archivists

Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI)

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Belarusian Library Association

Bibliographical Society of America

Bibliographical Society of Canada

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Border Regional Library Association

Botanical Libraries Group

The Bulgarian Library Association

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California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL)

California Library Association (CLA)

California School Library Association (CSLA)

Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals

Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association

Canadian Association for Media Education Organizations

Canadian Association of Research Libraries / Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada

Canadian Library Association

Career Resource Managers Association (CRMA)

Chattanooga Area Library Association (CALA)

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

Classification Society of North America

Cognitive Science Society

Colorado Association of Libraries

Community of Industrial Relations Librarians (CIRL)

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Conference of European National Librarians

Connecticut Association of School Librarians

Connecticut Library Association

Consortium of University Research Librarians

Council of Australian University Librarians


Delaware Library Association

Dictionary Society of North America

Documentation Science Foundation

EALR GA, The East Asian Library Resources Group of Australia

Editors’ Association of Canada

EDUCAUSE, The Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE)

Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE (ELD)

European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI)

European Association of Sinological Librarians

Florida Association for Media in Education

Florida Library Association

Foothills Library Association


Georgia Health Services Library Association

Georgia Library Association

Guild of Book Workers


Hawaii Library Association

Hong Kong Library Association

Houston Area Law Librarians

HTML Writers’ Guild


Idaho Library Association

Illinois Library Association

Illinois School Library Media Association

Indexing and Abstracting Society of Canada

Indiana Library Federation

International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Center (IAMSLIC)

International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)

International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres

International Association of School Librarianship

International Association of Science and Technology for Development

International Association of University Libraries (IATUL)

International Code Council

International Communication Association

International Council on Archives

International Federation for Information Processing

International Federation for Systems Research

International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS)

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

International Medical Informatics Societies (EMIS)

International Network for Fire Information and Reference Exchange (inFIRE)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)

Iowa Library Association


Kansas Library Association

Kentucky Library Association

Librarians Association of the University of California

Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)

Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

Louisiana Library Association

Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association


Maine Library Association

Manitoba Library Association

Maryland Library Association

Massachusetts Library Association

Medical Library Association

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Michigan Association for Media in Education

Michigan Library Association

Minnesota Educational Media Organization

Minnesota Library Association

Minnesota Theological Library Association

Missouri Library Association

Montana Library Association

Music Library Association


National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators

National Association of Media and Technology Centers

National Association of State Information Resource Executives

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Nebraska Library Association

Nevada Library Association

New England Archivists

New England Library Association

New Hampshire Library Association

New Jersey Library Association

New Mexico Library Association

New York Library Association

North American Serials Interest Group

North Carolina Library Association

North Dakota Library Association

Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)

Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group

Northwest Archivists


OCLC, Online Computer Library Center

Ohio Educational Library Media Association

Oklahoma Library Association

Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA)

Ontario Library Association

Oregon Association of School Libraries

Oregon Library Association

Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives (PIALA)

Pacific Northwest Library Association

Progressive Librarians Guild

Public Library Association


Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Research Libraries Group – now part of OCLC


San Diego Area Law Librarians (SANDALL)

School Library Association of Victoria

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Society for Technical Communication

Society for Textual Scholarship

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Society of California Archivists (SCA)

Society of Florida Archivists

Society of Indexers (British & Irish)

Society of Ohio Archivists

Society of Southwest Archivists

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

South Carolina Library Association

South Dakota Library Association

Southern California Association of Law Libraries

SCOUG, Southern California Online Users Group

Southeastern Library Association (SELA)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association

Southwestern Association of Law Libraries

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)


Tennessee Library Association

Texas Library Association

Ukrainian Library Association

Utah Library Association

Virginia Library Association

Virtual Reality Society

Visual Resources Association


Washington Library Association

Western Association of Map Libraries

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA)