Library Worklife Frequently Asked Questions

  • The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-Allied Professional Association or ALA-APA) is a nonprofit professional organization established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA-APA is focused on two broad areas:

    • Certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree

    • Direct support of comparable worth and pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers.

  • Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today’s Leaders is a publication of the ALA-Allied Professional Association.

  • Library Worklife replaces Library Personnel News (LPN), which ceased publication in December 2003

  • Topics covered include pay equity, HR issues, career advancement, certification, and the work/life balance for all library workers

  • It is issued the second Tuesday of each month via email.

  • It is available on the ALA-APA Web site at www.ala-apa.org

  • All ALA members who have indicated that ALA may send information to them via email and organizational members who have a contact email on file with ALA Customer Service will receiveLibrary Worklife until June 2004, issue 6.

  • Subscriptions will begin to be taken in April or May and information will be available on the ALA-APA Web site and advertisements in other library-related publications.

  • Subscriptions will be $35 for individual ALA members and $60 for individual non-ALA members.  Organizational members will continue to receive Library Worklife as a benefit of membership, if an organizational contact email has been given to ALA Customer Service at (membership@ala.org, or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5)

  • Articles are being accepted at info@ala-apa.org. The call for submissions of articles is available here:  www.ala-apa.org/newsletter/vol1no2/submissions.html.

  • All questions can be directed to Jenifer Grady, 312-280-2424 or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2424, orjgrady@ala-apa.org.