143 relations: Abigail Scofield Kellogg, African Americans, ALA Code of Ethics, ALA Notable lists, Alex Awards, Alma Routsong, American Association of School Librarians, American Indian Library Association, American Indian Youth Literature Awards, American Libraries, Amicus curiae, ANSEL, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Association for Library Service to Children, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Audiobook, Banned Books Week, Barbara Gittings, Barbara J. Ford, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Belpré Medal, Bisexuality, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Book censorship in the United States, Book Links, Booklist, Bucknell University, Caldecott Medal, Carla Hayden, Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video, Centennial Exposition, Challenge (literature), Charles Ammi Cutter, Charles Evans (librarian), Chicago, Children's Internet Protection Act, Children's Literature Legacy Award, Clara Stanton Jones, Copyright, Coretta Scott King Award, Daniel Handler, Dartmouth Medal, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Digital rights management, E. Ruth Rockwood, Edith Allen Phelps, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Essae Martha Culver, Executive director, ..., Faith Edith Smith, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Communications Commission, Forrest Spaulding, Freedom of Information Act (United States), Freedom to Read Foundation, Gay, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, Geisel Award, Harrisburg Seven, Helen E. Haines, Henry Kissinger, History of public library advocacy, Ida M. Reagan, Illinois, Inez Mabel Crawford, Intellectual freedom, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Israel David Fishman, Jacqueline Noel, Jacqueline Woodson, James G. Neal, Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture, John Cotton Dana Award, Judith Krug, Justin Winsor, Kansas City, Missouri, Keith Michael Fiels, Kern County Library, Laura Schlessinger, Lesbian, Librarianship and human rights, Library, Library and Information Technology Association, Library Awareness Program, Library Bill of Rights, Library Hall of Fame, Library of Congress, Library science, List of American Library Association accredited library schools, List of presidents of the American Library Association, Lobbying, Loriene Roy, M. Winnifred Feighner, Margaret Edwards Award, Massachusetts, Maxwell D. Taylor, May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, Melvil Dewey, Michael Gorman (librarian), Michael L. Printz Award, Mildred L. Batchelder Award, National security letter, Neal-Schuman Publishers, Newbery Medal, Non-governmental organization, Nonprofit organization, Odyssey Award, Oklahoma, Orphan work, Patience and Sarah, Patriot Act, Philadelphia, Philip Berrigan, Public library advocacy, Public Library Association, Reference and User Services Association awards, REFORMA, Ruth Brown (librarian), Samuel Swett Green, Sarah Lawrence College, Sibert Medal, Stonewall Book Award, Supreme Court of the United States, Teen Tech Week, The Grapes of Wrath, The Nation, The New Republic, Theresa Elmendorf, Thomas W. Bicknell, Transgender, United States, United States Congress, United States Department of the Treasury, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Vietnam War, Virginia Cleaver Bacon, Washington, D.C., Wilhelmina Harper, William C. Morris Award, Young adult fiction, Young Adult Library Services Association, Zoia Horn. Expand index (93 more) » « Shrink index
Abigail Scofield Kellogg (July 13, 1870 - February 27, 1958) was the San Luis Obispo City Librarian.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
The Library Code of Ethics was created by the American Library Association (ALA).
American Library Association Notable lists are announced each year in January by various divisions within the American Library Association (ALA).
The Alex Awards annually recognize "ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18".
Alma Routsong (November 26, 1924 – October 4, 1996) was an American novelist best known for her lesbian fiction, published under the pen name Isabel Miller.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that has more than 7,000 members and serves primary school and secondary school librarians in the U.S., Canada, and even internationally.
The American Indian Library Association (AILA) is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), and is a membership action group that focuses on the library-related needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The American Indian Library Association (AILA) awards are presented every two years to recognize the most outstanding contributions to children's literature by and about American Indians.
American Libraries is the official news and features magazine of the American Library Association.
An amicus curiae (literally, "friend of the court"; plural, amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case and may or may not have been solicited by a party, who assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case, and is typically presented in the form of a brief.
ANSEL, the American National Standard for Extended Latin Alphabet Coded Character Set for Bibliographic Use, was a character set used in text encoding.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) (pronounced uh-lex)is a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association, and it is the world's largest organization dedicated to library service to children.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals.
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), which is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
An audiobook (or talking book) is a recording of a text being read.
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.
Barbara Gittings (July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) was a prominent American activist for LGBT equality.
Barbara J. Ford is an American librarian who served as President of the American Library Association from 1997 to 1998.
Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The Pura Belpré Award is a recognition presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth.
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum.
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA) that focuses on the needs of African American library professionals.
Book censorship "is the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic, or educational material--of images, ideas, and information--on the grounds that these are morally or otherwise objectionable in the light of standards applied by the censor." Censorship is "the regulation of speech and other forms of expression by an entrenched authority,".
Book Links is a quarterly magazine and is the supplement of another magazine Booklist, which are based in Chicago.
Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages.
Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications.
Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952) is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress.
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video was named in honor of nineteenth-century American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
Challenged literature, a phenomenon that dates back to the early 1850's with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is the attempt by a person or group of people to have literature restricted or removed from a public library or school curriculum according to the American Library Association (ALA).
Charles Ammi Cutter (March 14, 1837 – September 6, 1903) was an American librarian.
Charles Evans (November 13, 1850 – February 8, 1935) was an American librarian and bibliographer.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that K–12 schools and libraries in the United States use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding.
The Children's Literature Legacy Award, formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1954-2017), is a prize awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to writers or illustrators of children's books published in the United States who have, over a period of years, made substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature.
Clara Stanton Jones (May 14, 1913 – September 30, 2012) was the first African-American president of the American Library Association, serving as its acting president from April 11 to July 22 in 1976 and then its president from July 22, 1976 to 1977.
Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.
The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, part of the American Library Association (ALA).
Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American writer and musician.
The Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association is awarded annually to a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, published during the previous calendar year.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
Ellen Ruth Rockwood (1872 - April 13, 1952) was a librarian.
Edith Allen Phelps (February 10, 1866 - July 2, 1945) was twice president of the Oklahoma Library Association, the first professional in the Library Science field in the Oklahoma City system.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC's mission is to focus public attention on emerging privacy and related human rights issues.
Essae Martha Culver (November 15, 1882 – January 3, 1973) was an American librarian, the first state librarian of Louisiana and President of the American Library Association.
An executive director is a chief executive officer (CEO) or managing director of an organization, company, or corporation.
Faith Edith Smith (October 10, 1873 - March 5, 1957) was a librarian on the Education Committee of the American Library Association.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Forrest Brisbin Spaulding (May 4, 1892 – December 9, 1965) was an American librarian.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is an American non-profit anti-censorship organization, established in 1969 by the American Library Association.
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is part of the American Library Association and is dedicated to serving and meeting the information needs of LGBT individuals.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is a literary award by the American Library Association (ALA) that annually recognizes the "author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year." The winner(s) receive a bronze medal at the ALA Annual Conference, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division of ALA.
The Harrisburg Seven were a group of religious anti-war activists, led by Philip Berrigan, charged in 1971 in a failed conspiracy case in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, located at Harrisburg.
Helen Elizabeth Haines (1872–1961) was a writer, reviewer, teacher and lecturer.
Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger, May 27, 1923) is an American statesman, political scientist, diplomat and geopolitical consultant who served as the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Public libraries in the American Colonies can be traced back to 1656, when a Boston merchant named Captain Robert Keayne willed his collection of books to the town.
Ida M. Reagan (September 12, 1875 - February 19, 1971) was the first librarian of the Butte County Free Library.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Inez Mabel Crawford (August 16, 1869 - February 1938) was the first registrar of the General Edward Hand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas without restriction.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of people who rely on libraries and information professionals.
Israel David Fishman (February 21, 1938 – June 14, 2006) was the founder of the Task Force on Gay Liberation.
Jacqueline Noel (June 28, 1886 – 1964) was librarian for the city of Tacoma, Washington.
Jacqueline Woodson (born February 12, 1963) is an American writer of books for children and adolescents.
James G. Neal is an American librarian, library administrator, and a prominent figure in American and international library associations.
The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association is tribute to the work of Jean E. Coleman to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services.
The John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, usually referred to as the John Cotton Dana Award, is an annual award given by the Library Leadership and Management Association, American Library Association for excellence in library public relations.
Judith Fingeret Krug (March 15, 1940 – April 11, 2009) was an American librarian, freedom of speech proponent, and critic of censorship.
Justin Winsor (January 2, 1831 – October 22, 1897) was a prominent American writer, librarian, and historian.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Keith Michael Fiels (born 1949) is an American librarian.
The Kern County Library is a public library system serving the residents of Kern County, California.
Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American talk radio host (member of the National Radio Hall of Fame) and author.
A lesbian is a homosexual woman.
Librarianship and human rights in the U.S. are linked by the philosophy and practice of library and information professionals supporting the rights enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), particularly the established rights to information, knowledge and free expression.
A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), which is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
As early as 1973, the FBI was running a program aimed at securing information about reading habits of many library users; this program was ultimately called the "Library Awareness Program".
The Library Bill of Rights is the American Library Association's statement expressing the rights of library users to intellectual freedom and the expectations the association places on libraries to support those rights.
The Library Hall of Fame was a list created in 1951 that recognized leaders of the late 19th- and early 20th-century library movement, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the American Library Association.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Library science (often termed library studies, library and information science, bibliothecography, library economy) is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information.
The American Library Association accredits the following library schools and master’s programs in library and information studies.
The American Library Association, founded in 1876 and chartered in 1879, is the largest professional organization for librarians in the United States.
Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
Loriene Roy is an American librarian from Texas.
Marjory Winnifred Feighner (1887 - April 9, 1944) was Assistant Librarian at the University of Montana.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award is an American Library Association (ALA) literary award that annually recognizes an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature".
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
General Maxwell Davenport "Max" Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer and diplomat of the mid-20th century.
The May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.
Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club.
Michael Gorman (born 6 March 1941, Witney, Oxfordshire) is a British-born librarian, library scholar and editor/writer on library issues noted for his traditional views. During his tenure as president of the American Library Association (ALA), he was vocal in his opinions on a range of subjects, notably technology and education. He currently lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Anne Reuland, an academic administrator at Loyola University. Gorman's principles of librarianship derive from core liberal, democratic and humanist values. A key influence is S.R. Ranganathan, whom he regarded as "the greatest figure of librarianship in the 20th century." He maintains that it is through focusing on core professional values that librarians will facilitate personal growth and enhance the success of their institutions.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit".
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award, or Batchelder Award, is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the publisher of the year's "most outstanding" children's book translated into English and published in the U.S. The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is unusual in that it is given to a publisher yet it explicitly references a given work, its translator and author.
A national security letter (NSL) is an administrative subpoena issued by the United States government to gather information for national security purposes.
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. is an imprint of the American Library Association.
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.
The Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production is an annual award conferred by the American Library Association upon the publisher of "the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States".
Oklahoma (Uukuhuúwa, Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state in the South Central region of the United States.
An orphan work is a copyright protected work for which rightsholders are positively indeterminate or uncontactable.
Patience and Sarah is a 1969 historical fiction novel with strong lesbian themes by Alma Routsong, using the pen name Isabel Miller.
The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress signed into law by US President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Philip Francis Berrigan (October 5, 1923 – December 6, 2002) was an American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest.
Public library advocacy is support given to a public library for its financial and philosophical goals or needs.
The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of public librarians and supporters dedicated to the "development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services." In keeping with this mission, the PLA provides continuing education to members, hosts a biennial professional conference, publishes a trade journal, and advocates for public libraries and literacy.
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) annual Outstanding Reference Sources awards are considered the highest awards honoring academic reference books or media,.
The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, more commonly known as REFORMA, is an affiliate of the American Library Association formed in 1971 to promote library services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking.
Ruth Winifred Brown (born Hiawatha, Kansas, July 26, 1891, died 1975Robbins, Louise S. The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.) was an American librarian, best known for her dismissal from service for civil rights activities in the late 1940s.
Samuel Swett Green (February 20, 1837 – December 9, 1918) was a founding figure in America’s public library movement.
Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college in the United States.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001 with support from Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., is awarded annually to the writer and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
The Stonewall Book Award is a set of three literary awards that annually recognize "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience" in English-language books published in the U.S. They are sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and have been part of the American Library Association awards program, now termed ALA Book, Print & Media Awards, since 1986 as the single Gay Book Award.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Teen Tech Week is an annual national event held on the second week in March by YALSA in conjunction with ALA.
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, and the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis.
The New Republic is a liberal American magazine of commentary on politics and the arts, published since 1914, with influence on American political and cultural thinking.
Theresa West Elmendorf (November 1, 1855 – September 4, 1932) was a prominent American librarian of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Thomas W. Bicknell (September 6, 1834 – 1925) was an American educator, historian, and author.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
The Department of the Treasury (USDT) is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government.
The University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign (also known as U of I, Illinois, or colloquially as the University of Illinois or UIUC) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Illinois and the flagship institution of the University of Illinois System.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Virginia Cleaver Bacon (February 1, 1883 - April 11, 1930) was Oregon State Librarian.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Wilhelmina Harper (April 21, 1884 – December 23, 1973) was a children's librarian, and a children's author She was a supervisor of children's work for the Kern County Free Library.
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award is an annual award given to a work of young adult literature by a "first-time author writing for teens".
Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction published for readers in their youth.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), established in 1957, is a division of the American Library Association.
Zoia Markovna Horn (née Polisar; March 14, 1918July 12, 2014), born in Ukraine, became in 1972 the first United States librarian to be jailed for refusing to share information as a matter of conscience.
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