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American Association of School Librarians (AASL)/YALSA
50 East Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433

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

American Library Association
50 East Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611

The American Library Association provides 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.


Children's Literature Association of Utah
Linda Dial
4351 South 3200 East
West Valley City, Utah 8411

The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. The organization's purposes are: to encourage the reading, study, and writing of children's literature; to provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children's books; and to gather and share information about children's literature. The association sponsors book awards that motivate reading. CLAU annually sponsors awards in four categories: Utah Children's Picture Book Award; Utah Children's Book Award; Utah Children's Informational Book Award; and Utah Young Adults' Book Award. Winners are chosen from the nominated books by the children of Utah, who vote for their favorite books.

Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA)
Larry Jeppesen
PO Box 117
Wellsville, Utah 84339

UELMA is an association of library media teachers, support personnel, vendors of educational media, and friends who serve the children of Utah by making educational media accessible to children and teachers. We teach the science of how to find and make good use of literature and information; we manage school library media services; we are advocates of children's reading and access of information. UELMA's mission is to provide professional support, leadership and enrichment for library media educators and associates.

Utah Library Association
PO Box 970488
Orem, Utah 84097-0488

The mission of the Utah Library Association is to serve the professional development and educational needs of its members and to provide leadership and direction in developing and improving library and information services in the state. In order to accomplish these goals, ULA supports and provides continuing education programs for Utah librarians and library employees, especially at its annual spring conference. The Association also initiates and supports legislation promoting library development and monitors legislation that might threaten Utah libraries and librarians. ULA also offers members a number of opportunities for library leadership, professional growth, networking, and community service. We hope that you will find the Utah Library Association to be an organization that makes a difference for you, for Utah librarians, for Utah Libraries, and for the citizens of Utah.