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Glossary of Library Acronyms and Terms (A to Z)

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AASL

American Association of School Libraries--A division of ALA serving school library media specialists.

AASLH

American Association for State and Local History

ACRL

Association of College & Research Libraries-- A division of ALA for academic and research libraries, including large public libraries.

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act-- Federal legislation to protect the rights of citizens with disabilities. Libraries are required to comply with certain provisions of the law.

ALA

American Library Association-- The oldest and largest organization of librarians and libraries in the country, with over 30,000 members. Annual conference, publications, PR materials.

ALCTS

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services-- A division of the American Library Association.

ALSC

Association for Library Service to Children-- A division of the American Library Association.

ALTA

Association of Library Trustees and Advocates-- A division of the American Library Association.

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange-- A standard format for computer language.

ASCLA

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies-- A division of the American Library Association.

ASIS&T

American Society for Information Science and Technology-- Professional organization for those concerned with the design, management and use of information systems and technology.

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