• Professional Library Organizations

    AASL (American Association of School Libraries) http://www.ala.org/aasl/about

    The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.

    ALA (American Library Association) http://www.ala.org/

    American Library Association was created 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.

    HSLMA (High School Library Media Association) http://hslma.wikispaces.com/

    The High School Library Media Association (HSLMA) meets four times throughout the school year to “promote and stimulate professional growth through an exchange of information and ideas and encourage cooperation and understanding among its members.

    ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) http://www.iceberg.org/

    The Illinois Computing Educators hosts an annual conference and various mini-conferences throughout the year. It is a network of educators and administrators that help with technology integration in schools.

    ILA (Illinois Library Association) http://www.ila.org/

    The Illinois Library Association is the voice for Illinois libraries and the millions who depend on them. It provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services in Illinois and for the library community in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

    IRC (Illinois Reading Council) http://www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org/

    The council is one of the most vital literacy agencies in the country.

    ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) http://www.islma.org/

    The goal of ISLMA is to promote life-long learning by the students of Illinois. ISLMA will provide leadership and support for the development, promotion, and improvement of the school library media profession and programs in Illinois.

    ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx

    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.