Professional Library Organizations

AASL   American Association of School Librarians
To advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.
AASL   Resource Guides
Table of Contents of essential resources/links for school library media specialists.
ALA   American Library Association
To promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers
IASL   International Association of School Librarianship
To provide an international forum for those people interested in promoting effective school library media programs as viable instruments in the educational process. IASL also provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programmes and the school library profession.
LM Net   Library Media Discussion Group
A discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. Can be used by library media people for many different things- to ask for input, share ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make contacts, etc
NYLA   New York Library Association
To lead in the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning, quality of life, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers.
NYSED   New York State Education Department - School Library Media Program
NY State Education Department links to a variety of sites for School Library Media Specialists
SLMS   School Library Media Section
To lead school library media specialists in advancing the profession; to encourage, promote, and advocate the interests of school library media programs, school library media specialists, and school library systems; and to ensure that each student becomes an active reader, responsible information-seeker, and critical thinker.
SLSA   School Library System Association
To serve as a component of the statewide library network, enabling the effective functioning and continued development of the network, and sharing resources with all types of libraries through cooperation and coordination.