Skip to main content

Library and Information Science Resources for Palmer Students: Organizations

Professional Organizations

ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery)
"Embraces work on the hardware and software engineering of interactive systems, the structure of communication between human and machine, characterization of the use and contexts of use for interactive systems, methodology of design, and new design themselves."
ALISE: Association for Library and Information Science Education
Promotes excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education. Includes lists of jobs, schools, conferences, and other resources.
The American Association of Law Libraries
"Founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information."
American Association of School Librarians
"The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field." A subdivision of ALA.
American Library Association
"The American Library Association's (ALA) activities are focused in four areas: advocating for the public's interest in a free and open information society; developing innovative programs that support libraries in acquiring new information technology and training people in its use; supporting libraries as centers for culture, literacy and lifetime learning; promoting excellence in libraries and librarianship."
American Society for Information Science & Technology
"The mission of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) is to advance information professionals and the field of information science by: providing methods of communication and continuing education for information professionals; encouraging research, development and applications that advance the field of information science; increasing public awareness of the field and its benefits to society."
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART)
"A not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 330 archivists, librarians, and records managers in the New York metropolitan area."
"ARMA International (The Association for Information Managers and Professionals) members include records and information managers, MIS and ADP professionals, imaging specialists, archivists, hospital administrators, legal administrators, librarians, and educators. Provides opportunities to information professionals, to enable them to use their skills and experience to leverage the value of records, information, and knowledge as corporate assets."
"The society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information."
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
"ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising the leading research libraries in North America. ARL programs and services promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service."
CALA - Chinese American Librarians Association
The asssociation's major goals are to promote collaboration among librarians across national borders and facilitate exchange between U.S. and China. Website includes job listings and scholarship information.
HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
"The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds."
IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)
"IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. IFIP's mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organization which encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of Information Technology for the benefit of all people."
IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations
An international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users.
International Society for the Systems Sciences
ISSS encourages research and facilitates communication between and among scientists and professionals from various disciplines.
Law Library Association of Greater New York
An association of information and knowledge professionals, dedicated in service to law libraries, legal knowledge management centers, the profession of law, and the legal community in New York City and its metropolitan area. Membership ranks are drawn from law firms, academic institutions, courts, bar associations, corporate law offices, and the vendors who provide products and services to the legal profession.
Library Trustees Association of New York State
A non-profit organization representing the trustees of public libraries in New York State.
LILRC: Long Island Library Resources Council
"The Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC), one of nine New York State Reference and Research Library Resources System (3Rs), is a multi-type library membership organization that fosters and enhances resource sharing and other cooperative activities among diverse libraries in Nassau and Suffolk counties."
Medical Library Association
"The Medical Library Association (MLA) is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and is dedicated to the support of health sciences research, education, and patient care."
METRO: Metropolitan New York Library Council
A reference and research resources (3Rs) library council to promote and facilitate utilization of existing resources and to develop additional library services in the New York Metropolitan Area: the five boroughs and Westchester county."
Music Library Association
The professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and to all aspects of music materials in libraries.
NYLA: New York Library Association
"The mission of the New York Library Association (NYLA) is to lead in the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning, quality of life, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers."
OCLC is a global, nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose purpose is to further access to the world's information. OCLC member libraries contribute to WorldCat, which has over 47 million cataloging records. OCLC offers a range of services including cataloging tools and online searching services.
Public Library Association
A division of ALA. "The Public Library Association enhances the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services. The PLA focuses its efforts on serving the needs of its members, addresses issues that affect public libraries, and commits to quality public library services that benefit the general public."
"REFORMA is committed to the inprovement of the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 35.3 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the United States."
Special Libraries Association
"Our vision is to be known as the leading organization in the information industry - a catalyst in the development of the information economy, and a strategic partner in the emerging information society."
User Experience Professionals Association
The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) is an international association devoted to assisting new and established professionals in the user experience disciplines.
Visual Resources Association
"The Visual Resources Association is devoted to advancing knowledge, research and education in the field of visual information resources."
World Intellectual Property Organization
"The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to helping to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property are protected worldwide."

Subject Guide

Sue Ketcham's picture
Sue Ketcham
LIU Post

B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

Instructional Media Center

720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548