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Library and Information Science Professional Associations
American Library Association (ALA)
The largest national organization dedicated to the promotion of library service and librarianship. It is also home to 11 membership divisions, each with a type-of-library or type-of-library-function specialization.
Special Libraries Association (SLA)
An international association representing the interests of information professionals in in corporate, academic, and government settings.
Medical Library Association (MLA)
An international organization of health information professionals that supports health information research and access.
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
An association that represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions, including law firms, law schools, corporate legal departments, courts, and government agencies.
Washington LIbrary Association (WLA)
A state library association, WLA is designed to help develop, improve, and promote library services to all Washington residents.
American Society for Information Science and Technology
The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the organization for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.
Library and Information Science Blogs
Library of Congress Blog
The official blog of the Library of Congress.
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Open access journal (formerly a blog) that publishes articles from a variety of library perspectives.
Jessamyn West (UW MLIS alumna!) maintains this blog, which focuses on technology and library activism - among other issues!
Critlib = critical librarianship, a movement to bring critical perspectives and a social justice lens to the library world. This page gives a nice introduction and provides info on regular critlib discussions on Twitter.
New York Times: Libraries & Librarian News