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American Library Association

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ALA plays a key role in the formulation of national and international policies and standards that affect library and information services. Its mission 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." The ALA has approximately 58,000 members, including librarians, library trustees, and other interested people from every state and many nations. The Association serves public, state, school, and academic libraries, as well as special libraries for people working in government, commerce and industry, the arts, and the armed services or in hospitals, prisons, and other institutions.