Ala Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit San Antonio

Ala Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit San Antonio (ALA)

Physical Exhibition
Thu, Jun 23 2022 - Tue, Jun 28 2022
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington DC
Virtual Exhibition
Fri, Jun 24 2022 - Tue, Jun 28 2022
Organizer : ALA American Library Association
Ala Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit San Antonio is a 5 day event being held from 21st January to the 25th January 2022 in San Antonio, USA. This event showcases products like Web Products, Computer Software, Building Services like Architects/Movers/Security Systems, Business Information, Computer Hardware, Furniture/Shelving, International Publishers, Adult Books, Office Equipment and more etc. in the Industrial Products industry.

Timings
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001 USA

Introduction

About ALA

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

ALA’s Core values, key action areas and strategic directions

On June 28, 2015, the ALA Council adopted a new Strategic Plan (2017 Update) and the Association’s new strategic directions for the next three to five years. Building on the Council-adopted Key Action Areas, three strategic initiatives have been identified as priority areas of focus for the Association. At the 2017 Midwinter Meeting, ALA Council approved a fourth direction on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. At their 2018 Fall meeting, the ALA Executive Board voted to affirm that ALA will apply a social justice framework to the ALA strategic directions. The four strategic directions are:

  • Advocacy
  • Information Policy
  • Professional & Leadership Development.
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

In pursuing our mission, the Association’s core value statements define our deepest aspirations and how we approach our work together. They are:

  • Extending and expanding library services in America and around the world
  • All types of libraries - academic, public, school and special
  • All librarians, library staff, trustees and other individuals and groups working to improve library services
  • Member service
  • An open, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Ethics, professionalism and integrity
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Social responsibility and the public good
  • Sustainability

Eight Key Action Areas, refined over time by the ALA Council as the Association’s annual programmatic priorities, have defined the broad scope of our work and where we seek to have significant impact:

  • Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession
  • Diversity
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Equitable Access to Information and Library Services
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Literacy
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Transforming Libraries

Within this broad framework, the new strategic directions have been identified as areas of intense focus for the next three to five years. For each of these strategic directions, there are goals that articulate the outcomes we would like to achieve and answer the question: “what would success look like?” For each direction, there are also strategies articulating how we would move toward the achievement of these goals.

For more information on the ALA Strategic Directions and Key Action Areas, see the Strategic Plan (2017 Update) . For more information on strategic planning at ALA and the detailed Advocacy, Information Policy and Professional and Leadership Development implementation plans, see ALA Strategic Planning.

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