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۰̨ͼStandards & Guidelines

Standards and Guidelines

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Note: This list includes documents entitled “standards” and “guidelines” as well as other documents of a similar nature entitled “statements,” “rules,” and “criteria.” Only those documents entitled “standards” and “guidelines” have been reviewed by the ۰̨ͼStandards Review Committee for consistency with ۰̨ͼpolicy. The intent of this list is to present ALA's official standards and guidelines and to also include additional documents prepared and endorsed by various ۰̨ͼunits for the purpose of helping others improve library service. Please see as necessary.

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Academic Libraries | Access | Accreditation | Archives | Audiovisual Materials | Bibliography | Blind And Physically Handicapped | Buildings | Cataloging | Children's Library Services | Collection Development and Management | Curriculum Materials Centers | Deaf | Developmental Disabilities, Patrons withDistance Learning | Education For Library Service | Ethics | Filing Rules | Genealogy | Handicapped | Human Resources Issues | Information Literacy, Academic Libraries| Information Literacy, School Libraries | Information Services | Instruction | Intellectual Disabilities,Patrons withIntellectual Freedom | Interlibrary Loan | Map Librarianship | Mental Illness, Patrons with | Physically Handicapped | Planning | Preservation | Public Libraries | Reference Services | Reviews, Writing and Reading Them | Serving Speakers of Languages Other than English | Special Collections | Reference Services | School Libraries | Services To Older Adults | Teen, Tween, and Young Adult Library Services | Trustees | Volunteers

Academic Libraries

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines for University Library Services to Undergraduate Students. Approved at ۰̨ͼAnnual Conference, June 2005. Revision approved October 2013.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. . Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2012.

Access

Association of College & Research Libraries/Society of American Archivists. ALA/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. July 2009.

Also available at the website of the Society of American Archivists: .

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 28, 1989, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended June 30, 2004.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted January 24, 1996; amended January 19, 2005; and July 15, 2009, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil.

Questions and Answers: Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks. June 5, 1997; revised November 17, 2000; revised January 16, 2010.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or Sexual Orientation: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 30, 1993, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended July 12, 2000, June 30, 2004, July 2, 2008.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted July 2, 1986, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended January 10, 1990; July 12, 2000; January 19, 2005; July 2, 2008.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Economic Barriers to Information Access: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 30, 1993, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Free Access to Libraries for Minors: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 30, 1972, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended July 1, 1981; July 3, 1991; June 30, 2004; July 2, 2008.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies, Regulations and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services and Facilities. Adopted by the ۰̨ͼIntellectual Freedom Committee June 28, 1994; revised January 19, 2005.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Resolution on Access to the Use of Libraries and Information by Individuals with Physical or Mental Impairment. Adopted January 13, 1988, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Restricted Access to Library Materials: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted February 2, 1973, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended July 1, 1981; July 3, 1991; July 12, 2000; June 30, 2004; January 28, 2009.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Services to People with Disabilities: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted January 28, 2009, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil.

Office for Intellectual Freedom. The Universal Right to Free Expression: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. Adopted January 16, 1991, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil.

Accreditation

ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010) (PDF) along with the 2010 standards with supporting items (introduction, NCATE state partnerships, training for faculty and states, reviewer criteria and training, etc.) (PDF). Approved by Specialty Areas Studies Board (SASB) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), October 24, 2010.

Committee on Accreditation. Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies (PDF). Adopted by ۰̨ͼCouncil, January 2008.

See all Accreditation standards, policies, and procedures from the ۰̨ͼOffice for Accreditation.

See also Education for Library Service

Archives

Association of College & Research Libraries/Society of American Archivists. ALA/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. July 2009.

Also available at the website of the Society of American Archivists: .

Audiovisual Materials

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. January 2006.

Bibliography

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for the Preparation of a Bibliography (PDF). Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, March 2010.

Blind and Physically Handicapped

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies. . Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, 2011.

Buildings

Bryan, Cheryl. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2007. NOTE: See the via E-Learn Libraries.

. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011.

Erikson, Rolf and Carolyn Markuson. , 2nd ed. Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2007.

Leighton, Philip D. and David C. Weber. , 3rd ed. Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 1999.

Sannwald, William W. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2009.

Additional library buildings resources appear on the .

The Association of College & Research Libraries has teamed with the Library Leadership and Management Association to establish the , to provide a basic framework for architects, planners, and librarians embarking on planning and design of libraries for higher education. This Guide will provide information for thinking about the design of new and renovated library space, and point toward additional resources that can support, inform and enhance the academic library design process.

Cataloging

Intner, Sheila S., Joanna F. Fountain, and Jean R. Weihs. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2010.

Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2010.

Joint Steering Committee for Revision of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules; ۰̨ͼ; Canadian Library Association; Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Great Britain); et al. (Complete text with annual updates from 2003 through 2005, plus tabs). Chicago: ALA, 2005.

Additional cataloging resources appear on ۰̨ͼLibrary Fact Sheet 18 - How to Acquire Cataloging Tools and the page at the ۰̨ͼProfessional Tips Wiki.

Children's Library Services

Association for Library Service to Children. Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Created by the ALSC Education Committee, 1989. Revised by the ALSC Education Committee: 1999, 2009; approved by the ALSC Board of Directors at the 2009 ۰̨ͼ Annual Conference.

Cerny, R., Markey, P., & Williams, A. . Chicago: Association for Library Service to Children, ALA, 2006.

Walter, Virginia A. . Chicago: ALA, 2001.

Collection Development and Management

Biblarz, Dora, Stephen Bosch, and Chris Sugnet. . Management and Development Guides, no. 11. Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press and Chicago: ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 2001.

Fales, Susan L., ed. . Collection Management and Development Guides, no.8. Chicago: ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 1996.

German, Lisa, Nancy Slight-Gibney, Dennis Lambert, and Kathleen R. Brown, eds. . Collection Management and Development Guides, no. 9. Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press and Chicago: ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 2001.

Harloe, Bart, ed. . Collection Management and Development Guides, no.6. Chicago: ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 1994.

Munroe, Mary H., John M. Haar, and Peggy Johnson. . Collection Management and Development Guides, no. 10. Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press and Chicago: ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 2002.

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for Liaison Work in Managing Collections and Services (PDF). Prepared by the Liaison with Users Committee, Collection Development and Evaluation Section, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1992, revised 2001. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, June 2001. Revised 2009 by the Liaison with Users Committee of CODES. Approved by the RUSA Standards and Guidelines Committee, January 2010. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, March 2010.

See also Reviews, Writing and Reading Them

Curriculum Materials Centers

Association of College and Research Libraries. Guidelines for Curriculum Materials Centers. January 2009.

Deaf

Goddard, Martha L., ed. . Chicago: ALA/Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, 1996.

(Note: These guidelines are based upon Guidelines for Library Services to Deaf People, a 1991 publication of the International Federation of Library Association.)

Developmental Disabilities, Patrons with

Anderson, Amelia. , 2nd ed. Chicago: ۰̨ͼEditions, 2021.

Banks, Carrie Scott et al. , Revised Edition. Chicago: ۰̨ͼNeal-Schuman, 2014.

Farmer, Lesley S. J. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼEditions, 2013.

Klipper, Barbara and Carrie Scott Banks. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼEditions, 2021.

Kowalsky, Michelle and John Woodruff. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼEditions, 2017. ()

Laskin, Koki. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼEditions, 2023.

Distance Learning

Association of College & Research Libraries. Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July 1, 2008.

Education for Library Service

ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010) (PDF) along with the 2010 standards with supporting items (introduction, NCATE state partnerships, training for faculty and states, reviewer criteria and training, etc.) (PDF). Approved by Specialty Areas Studies Board (SASB) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), October 24, 2010.

See ۰̨ͼand AASL: Assuring Quality in School Librarianship Education Programs

Committee on Accreditation. Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies (PDF). Adopted by ۰̨ͼCouncil, January 2008.

See all Accreditation standards, policies, and procedures from the ۰̨ͼOffice for Accreditation.

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment. ALA's Core Competences of Librarianship (PDF). Approved and adopted as policy by the ۰̨ͼCouncil, January 27th 2009.

See also Accreditation

Ethics

Office for Intellectual Freedom. . Adopted at the 1939 Midwinter Meeting by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended June 30, 1981; June 28, 1995; and January 22, 2008.

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). Guidelines for ALCTS Members to Supplement the ۰̨ͼ Code of Ethics, 1994. Developed by the ALCTS Task Force on Professional Ethics; adopted by the ALCTS Board of Directors, Midwinter Meeting, February 7, 1994.

Filing Rules

Resources and Technical Services Division Filing Committee. . Chicago: ALA, 1980.

Seely, Paulina A., ed. , 2nd ed. Chicago: ALA, 1968.

Additional filing resources appear on the LibGuide.

Genealogy, History

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for a Unit or Course of Instruction in Genealogical Research at Schools of Library and Information Science Prepared by the Genealogy Committee of the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association 1995, Revised 2004 Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, January 2007.

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for Developing a Core Genealogy Collection Prepared by the Genealogy Committee of the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association 1991, Revised 1999 and 2007. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors June 2007.

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for Establishing Local History Collections Developed by the Local History Committee of the History Section, Reference and Adult Services Association, ۰̨ͼ, June 1979. Reaffirmed by the Reference and Adult Services Division Board of Directors, January 1993. Revised 2005, and approved January 2006 by the Reference and User Services Association Board of Directors. [Revised, approved by History Section Executive Committee, and sent to RUSA Standards and Guidelines Committee (March 2012).] Revised and approved by RUSA Board, May 2012.

Additional genealogy, history resources appear on the page on the ۰̨ͼProfessional Tips Wiki.

Handicapped

See Blind And Physically Handicapped
See Deaf
See Mental Illness, Patrons with
See Developmental Disabilities, Patrons with

Human Resources Issues

Association of College & Research Libraries. Competencies for Special Collections Professionals. Prepared by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, ACRL/۰̨ͼTask Force on Core Competencies for Special Collections Professionals. Approved by the ACRL Board, July 1, 2008.

Association of College & Research Libraries. A Guideline for the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Librarians. Approved at ۰̨ͼAnnual Conference, June 2010.

Association of College & Research Libraries. A Guideline for the Screening and Appointment of Academic Librarians. Approved by the ACRL Board at the ۰̨ͼAnnual Conference, July 2009.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guideline on Collective Bargaining. June 2008.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines for Academic Librarians Without Faculty Status. Revised by the ACRL Committee on the Status of Academic Librarians and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors on October 21, 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Librarians. Prepared by the ACRL Committee on the Status of Academic Librarians. Approved by ACRL Board, June 2007. Revised October 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Statement on the Certification & Licensing of Academic Librarians. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July, 1989. Reaffirmed by the ACRL Board, June, 2001 and June, 2007. Modified and reaffirmed by the ACRL Board at the Spring Executive Committee Meeting, May 11, 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Statement on the Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Librarians. Approved as policy by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the ۰̨ͼ, on January 23, 1975. Reaffirmed by the ACRL Board of Directors, June, 2001 and June, 2007. Modified and reaffirmed by the ACRL Board of Directors at the Spring Executive Committee Meeting, May 11, 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries/American Association of University Professors/Association of American Colleges. Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians. Drafted by a committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of American Colleges (AAC), and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Approved by the membership of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the ۰̨ͼ, June 26, 1972. Reprinted from the February 1974 issue of College & Research Libraries News, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Reaffirmed by the ACRL Board, June, 2001 and June, 2007.

Mayo, Diane and Jeanne Goodrich. . Chicago: Public Library Association, 2002.

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment. Library and Information Studies Education and Human Resource Utilization (PDF). A Statement of Policy Adopted by the Council of the ۰̨ͼ, January 23, 2002; originally adopted by ۰̨ͼCouncil June 30, 1970.

Information Literacy, Academic Libraries

Association of College & Research Libraries. Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. Approved by the ACRL Board, June 2003.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2003. Revised October 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Approved by the ACRL Board, January 2000.

These standards were reviewed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the ۰̨ͼ in San Antonio, Texas. These standards were also endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004). A PDF of this document is available.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals (PDF). Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education (PDF). Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the Spring Executive Committee Meeting May 11, 2011.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Political Science Research Competency Guidelines (PDF). Approved by the ACRL Board July 1, 2008.

Farsi Translation (PDF)

Association of College & Research Libraries. Psychology Information Literacy Standards. Approved at ۰̨ͼAnnual Conference, June 2010.

Chinese Translation (PDF)
Farsi Translation (PDF)

Association of College & Research Libraries. Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English. Originally implemented, October 2004. Revised and approved, June 2007.

Farsi Translation (PDF)

Association of College & Research Libraries. Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. Approved by the ACRL Board, June 24, 2007.

A Practical Guide (PDF booklet)
Spanish Translation (PDF)

Association of College & Research Libraries. Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2011.

Information Literacy, School Libraries

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. 2009.

American Association of School Librarians. . Chicago: ALA, 2009.

Information Services

See Reference Services

Instruction

See Information Literacy, Academic Libraries

Intellectual Disabilities, Patrons with

Developmental Disabilities, Patrons with

Intellectual Freedom

Office for Intellectual Freedom. Library Bill of Rights. Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ۰̨ͼCouncil; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 23, 1996;January 29, 2019.

Interpretations to the Library Bill of Rights.

۰̨ͼ.۰̨ͼStatement on Censorship of Information Addressing Racial Injustice, Black American History, and Diversity Education. Released by the ۰̨ͼExecutive Board, August 18, 2021.

۰̨ͼ. ۰̨ͼStatement on Book Censorship. Released by the ALAExecutive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions, November 29, 2021.

Interlibrary Loan

Reference and User Services Association. . Prepared by the Task Force for Qualifications for Interlibrary Loan Operations Management which was convened by the RUSA STARS Executive Committee, 2006. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS), Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2009. Submitted to the RUSA Standards and Guidelines Committee on June 14, 2010 with revisions after feedback from interested parties (primarily via the STARS-L listserv) and with approval of the STARS Executive Committee. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS), Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2010. These guidelines were approved by the STARS Executive Committee on Feb 14, 2011 and by the RUSA Board on January 23, 2012.

Reference and User Services Association. . This guideline began with a report prepared by the Task Force on Resource-Sharing Response to Natural Disasters, June 2007. Prepared in 2009 by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee of the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the ۰̨ͼ (ALA). Approved by the Executive Committee of STARS in December 2009 and by the RUSA Board in June 2010.

Reference and User Services Association. Prepared by the Interlibrary Loan Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1994, revised 2001. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) 2008 and 2015. Approved by RUSA Board January 11, 2016.

  • (January 2016)
  • .(amplifies specific sections of the Interlibrary Loan Code and to be used with the main document)Weible, Cherié L., and Karen L. Janke. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2011.

Map Librarianship

Map and Geography Round Table (currently known as the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table). Map, GIS and Cataloging / Metadata Librarian Core Competencies (PDF). 2008.

Mental Illness, Patrons with

ASCLA Standards Review Subcommittee to Prepare Guidelines for Library Services for People with Mental Illnesses, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies. . Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies/۰̨ͼ, 2007.

Physically Handicapped

See Blind And Physically Handicapped

Planning

Nelson, Sandra. . Chicago: ALA, 2001.

Preservation

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. ۰̨ͼPreservation Policy 2008, originally adopted by ۰̨ͼCouncil June 30, 1991.

Public Libraries

Mayo, Diane and Jeanne Goodrich. . Chicago: Public Library Association, 2002.

Nelson, Sandra. . Chicago: ALA, 2001.

Nelson, Sandra, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo. . Chicago: Public Library Association, 2000.

See all Public Library Association Publications and Products, especially PLA Books and Products and the , and Professional Tools.

Reference Services

Reference and User Services Association. . Approved by RUSA Board of Directors, January 14, 2008.

Reference and User Services Association. . Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, June 2004.

Reference and User Services Association. . Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, May 28, 2013.

Reference and User Services Association. . Prepared by the Cooperative Reference Service Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), ۰̨ͼ. Approved by RUSA Board of Directors, January 1998. Revised by the Cooperative Reference Service Committee, Reference Services Section, November 2005. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, June 2006.

Reference and User Services Association. . Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, March 2010.

Reference and Adult Services Division. . Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, June 2001.

Reference and User Services Association. . Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, June 2006.

See all Reference and User Services Association standards and guidelines at .

See also Information Services

Reviews, Writing and Reading Them

Hooper, Brad. . Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2010.

Reference and User Services Association. Elements for Basic Reviews: A Guide for Writers and Readers of Reviews of Works in All Mediums and Genres (PDF). 2006.

School Libraries

American Association of School Librarians. . Chicago: American Association of School Librarians, ALA, 2009.

Erikson, Rolf and Carolyn Markuson. , 2nd ed. Chicago: ۰̨ͼ, 2007.

Services to Older Adults

Reference and User Services Association. . Library Services to an Aging Population Committee, Reference Services Section, Reference and User Services Association of the ۰̨ͼ 1987. Revised 1999, Approved in 2008.

Serving Speakers of Languages Other than English

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for Library Services to Spanish-Speaking Library Users. Revised in 2006 by the Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Committee, Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association, ۰̨ͼ. (Originally adopted by the Reference and Adult Services Division Board of Directors, January 1988.) Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, January 2007.

Reference and User Services Association. Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services. Prepared by the Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Committee, Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association, ۰̨ͼ. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors, January 2007.

Additional serving speakers of languages other than English resources appear on the and the pages on the ۰̨ͼProfessional Tips Wiki.

Special Collections

Association of College & Research Libraries/Society of American Archivists. ALA/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. July 2009.

Also available at the website of the Society of American Archivists: .

Association of College & Research Libraries. Competencies for Special Collections Professionals. July 2008.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines for Borrowing and Lending Special Collections Materials for Exhibition. January 2005.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Guidelines on the Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections. July 2008.

Association of College & Research Libraries/Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. ACRL/RBMS Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections. September 2009.

Spanish Translation (PDF)

Teen, Tween, and Young Adult Library Services

Young Adult Library Services Association. . 2017.

In 2011, YALSA developed the Public Library Evaluation Tool for evaluating a public library's overall level of success in providing services to teens, aged 12-18, with areas for evaluation derived from YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best.

Young Adult Library Services Association. . Adopted by the YALSA Board of Directors on December 16, 2013.

Young Adult Library Services Association. . Adopted on June 27, 2015.

Young Adult Library Services Association's Teen Space Guidelines were developed in 2011-2012.

Young Adult Library Services Association. . Created in 2014 -2015 by a task force of YALSA with feedback from the library community achieved through a public comment period in December 2014.

YALSA's .

Trustees

Reed, Sally G., and Jillian Kalonick. The Complete Library Trustee Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.

Volunteers

Driggers, Preston, and Eileen Dumas. , 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: ۰̨ͼ, 2011.

Additional volunteers resources appear on the page on the ۰̨ͼProfessional Tips Wiki -- including adopted 1971.