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Unrestricted gifts give ALA the flexibility to respond quickly to challenges facing libraries and to act on new opportunities. Help fight censorship.
Donations to this fund will support libraries in areas dealing with natural disasters.
Created as a general scholarship endowment that supports all scholarship programs at ALA.
Donations will be sent to Ukraine Library Association to assist with getting resources for libraries to help displaced people, repair damages to keep libraries open, and assist librarians and library workers suffering hardship.
AASL’s Distinguished Service Award & Scholarship Fund honors school librarians with a sustained record of service and supports the development of future leaders ensuring every school librarian is a leader, every learner has a school librarian.
The Friends of AASL program was created to ensure excellence in service to the profession and to support growth and viability in the future.
The ACRL Conference provides education and leadership opportunities for the academic and research library community. Your donation facilitates learning, research, and scholarly communication in higher education.
The ACRL Advancement Fund supports programs and initiatives that strengthen ACRL’s influence in higher education and dedication to creating diverse and inclusive communities in the Association and in academic and research libraries.
The ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund supports attendance at the biennial ACRL conference for promising students, early and mid-career librarians.
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) plays a leading role in the rare books and special collections community and the success of its annual conference is essential to fulfilling ACRL’s goals.
This fund supports attendance at the annual conference of the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section with preference given to applicants who are from (or serve) underrepresented groups that have been historically marginalized and/or excluded.
Help support individuals pursuing a master’s or advanced degree in children’s librarianship. Currently funds, on an annual basis, two $8,000 scholarships and two ALSC Spectrum Scholars.
Friends of ALSC supports excellence in the traditional programs and services and supports growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.
Supports early literacy focused activities, such as Babies Need Words Every Day, guaranteeing ALSC’s place in the forefront of our nation’s literacy campaigns.
Help support efforts to increase diversity in ALSC membership and promote equity within the library youth services profession.
Provides ongoing support for programs and initiatives that strengthen the profession, such as advocacy, Preservation Week, and building diverse and inclusive library communities.
Provides ongoing support for individual participation in education and leadership development programs, such as the biennial Exchange, the biennial Forum, EDI training, Emerging Leaders, and AvramCamp.
All donations made to Friends of PLA will directly support PLA programs and services, with an emphasis on underwriting access for under-resourced libraries and diverse library workers (e.g., early-career, BIPOC, support staff).
Friends of RUSA supports excellence in the traditional programs and services and growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.
Supports students who need financial assistance to pay dues, conference registration, travel expenses, etc.
Help United for Libraries support the work of Friends, Foundations, and Trustees to raise money at the local level and advocate for library funding.
Friends of YALSA annually supports over $16,000 in member grants, awards and scholarships, including two Spectrum Scholars.
The Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Librarian Scholarship is established to assist a library school graduate student studying to be a librarian who will serve teenagers in a public library setting.
Two Past Presidents conceived of the idea for this fund in 2007 and led the effort to raise funds to establish an endowment for YALSA.
ALA's new public awareness campaign is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library professionals.
Unrestricted giving provides vital support for ALA’s urgent and ongoing equity, diversity, inclusion, literacy and outreach efforts.
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) was established to promote and defend First Amendment rights, to foster libraries and institutions wherein every individual’s First Amendment freedoms are fulfilled, and to support the right of libraries to includ
The Gerald Hodges Fund supports intellectual freedom issues and legal challenges to legislations such as the Children's Internet Protection Act and the USA Patriot Act.
The Intellectual Freedom Endowment Fund provides long-term sustained support for ALA’s programs and initiatives in support of intellectual freedom and privacy in libraries and schools, including professional education for library workers.
The Merritt Fund is devoted to the welfare of librarians and library workers. Contributions aren't tax-exempt because the fund provides direct aid to individuals without reference to IRS requirements for tax-exempt organizations.
Unrestricted giving goes to where it's needed most and provides ongoing support against censorship challenges, promotes continuing education efforts, speaking engagements and workshops.
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community to support freedom of expression and celebrate the value of open access of information for all.
Your giving supports the ongoing efforts of the Unite Against Book Bans campaign to halt the spread of censorship in our school and public libraries across the country, empower individuals to fight censorship in their communities, and preserve our
ALA-APA advocates for better salaries for library workers and offers certification programs in library specializations. Your contribution is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as a business expense.
Celebrating 75 years as the voice for America’s libraries on Capitol Hill. Support ALA’s work to advance the profession’s values, principles and priorities, and the public interest.
Cultural Communities Fund (CCF) is an endowment to support cultural programming in libraries.
An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodations not provided by the university for a library school student(s) with disabilities to successfully complete a course of study for a Masters’ or Doctorate in Library Science.
Scholarship is a $5,000 award established by a donation from Hoy’s family and the ALA Exhibits Round Table.
David H. Clift Scholarship is an annual award of $3,000 given to individuals pursuing an ALA accredited master's degree in library and information studies.
The Julia J. Brody Scholarship supports students pursuing their MLS or MLIS from an ALA Accredited Program who intend to pursue a career in public libraries.
A $1,000 award given to librarians interested in intellectual property, public policy, and copyright
The fellowship gives ALA members an opportunity to gain an understanding of library governance and provides support to attend Annual and Midwinter Conferences.
A $3,000 award given to individuals in pursuit of a master’s degree in library and information studies, specializing in youth services, in an ALA-accredited program.
A $3,000 award given to individuals pursuing an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information studies. Hornback was a member of ALA Council and Executive Board.
The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media will support a student in an ALA accredited master's program in Library and Information Studies pursing a specialty in new media.
A $3,000 award given to library support staff members to help finance studies toward an ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information studies.
A $3,000 award given to individuals pursuing an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information studies. Leisner was a member of the ALA Council.
ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians.
A $6,500 scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in honor of Dr. Betty J. Turock’s support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.
The Satia Marshall Orange Spectrum Scholarship Endowment Fund honors Satia Orange on the occasion of her eightieth birthday.Gifts will go towards our goal of $67,000 to establish an endowment and two scholarships to be given this year.
A $6,500 scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in honor of William R. Gordon’s support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.
This fund would help to support CSKBART in providing programs and services that highlight the contributions of African American authors and illustrators.
Your contribution to this endowment helps support the Coretta Scott King Book Awards program.
This award encourages and recognizes articles of significant new research and publication that increases understanding and promotes multiculturalism in libraries.
Donations help fund projects, institutes, and workshops to help achieve their mission of serving as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs.
Film and Media Round Table (FMRT) general donation fund provides leadership within the (ALA) on all issues related to video collections, programs, and services in libraries.
The Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT) provides a venue for librarians interested in games and gaming in libraries and works to raise awareness and support for gaming programs and collections and the value of play in the library community.
GNCRT’s Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant provides grants to GNCRT members to attend ALA Annual Conference to support library workers in expanding their knowledge & experience with comics and highlight the value of comics librarianship.
Donating to the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table helps to support its work to help library staff engage with graphic novels and comics through collection development, community outreach, programming and advocacy.
The program is designed to enable more than 100 new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.
Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.
Provides financial assistance to individuals who is currently working with government information in a library and is trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.
Donations support IFRT projects: sponsoring Emerging Leaders; networking and continuing education events; promoting core professional values; and awards to honor champions of intellectual freedom, authors, and exemplary chapters or organizations.
Giving an unrestricted donation to IRRT ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.
The ALA’s International Relations Round Table is launching a major fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $75,000 to create MLIS student engagement grants in honor of the round table’s 75th anniversary.
Funds help support staff development, continuing education, and training initiatives.
An honorarium given to a selected speaker at the Holley Lecture at ALA Annual Conference each year, chosen by LHRT's executive committee.
Recognizes the best essays written in English on library history. The award is named in honor of ALA's first president.
Support for LIRT will advocate library instruction as a means for developing competent library and information use as a part of lifelong learning.
Research Matters: Strengthening Our Values, Defining Our Practice conference will bring together a diverse community of scholars and students from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives.
The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is intended to provide recognition for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods.
This fund would help to support LSSRT in providing an arena within ALA for programming, communication and networking for library support staff.
This fund helps to support MAGIRT in providing an arena that leads and inspires information professionals at all levels of expertise in their work with map and geospatial information resources, collections and technologies in all formats, through
Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.
Honors Shirley Olofson, a former NMRT President, who passed away during her term in office. The award is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
Recognizes students for their outstanding contributions to ALA, their school, and their profession.
Exist to develop programs of interest to retired persons from all types of libraries and library services, including opportunities for continued involvement and learning; leadership training, opportunities for mentoring, lifelong professional invo
The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the LGBTQIA experience.
The program enables newer library workers to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and gain an inside look into ALA structure.
The Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership in promoting social justice and/or equality within the library profession.
Serves as a vehicle for feminist activism within the profession through coalition building, programs and activities such as mentoring and promotion of women's presses.
Task force fosters a greater awareness of the dimensions, causes, and ways to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
Provides a forum for discussion of and work on the international dimension of SRRT issues, especially matters concerning human rights and freedom of expression.
To support and advance the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr.
SustainRT is ALA's newest round table--a member-driven group for exchanging ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability across library types.