American Libraries is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2016.
We are marking the occasion in print and online with features that showcase the Association’s rich history, including:
- a Pinterest board chronicling a visual history of ALA
- special ALA history-themed Throwback Thursday (#tbt) photos on Facebook and Twitter
- blog posts from Wayne A. Wiegand on ALA’s greatest moments throughout history, such as this first entry detailing the original “congress of librarians” and the beginnings of the Association
- a look at ALA’s national newsmaking moments, online at americanlibraries.org in June
- a timeline of important events in the Association’s history in the June issue of American Libraries