Association Management Assistant/Public Library Association

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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information.

ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office.

Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Philadelphia. The Public Library Association (PLA) is one of eleven divisions in our Chicago headquarters.


1. Tabulate program evaluations after the association's Annual Conference
2. Review the information from the member spotlights and turn it into a resource guide for digital literacy trainers
3. Organizing files to go to the archives
4. Conversion of PLA board minutes into an accessible format
5. Other tasks such as receiving review copies and sending books to reviewers, collecting copyright forms, and sending out complementary copies to contributors for each issue


Ability to work independently in addition to working effectively with internal staff and members.

Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); good organization and project management skills; excellent communication skills (written and oral); strong English grammar, and proofreading skills; Web development including HTML.

An interest in public libraries or association management is a plus.

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