Last updated on: 6/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Library Association (ALA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

The American Library Association and the ACLU collaborate mostly on issues related to the First Amendment

July 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 65,000 members.

“The Voice of Americas Libraries,” www.ala.org (accessed Nov. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“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.”

“Our Association,” www.ala.org (accessed Nov. 11, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization
Quoted in:
  1. Does Regulating Access to Pornographic Content on the Internet to Protect Minors Infringe on the First Amendment Rights of Adults?