ALA Acronyms

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AA        Affiliate Assembly (AASL)  AACR      Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules  AALL      American Association of Law Libraries  AAM       Asian&African Materials (ALCTS)  AAMES     Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section (ACRL)  AAP       Association of American Publishers  AASL      American Association of School Librarians  ACA       American Correctional Association  ACRL      Association of College and Research Libraries  AECT      Association for Educational Communications and Technology  AFAS      Afro-American Studies Librarians Section (ACRL)  AFL/CIO   American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial           Organizations  AFLRT     See FAFLRT  AIA       American Institute of Architects  AILA      American Indian Library Association  AL        American Libraries  ALA       American Library Association  ALA-APA   ALA-Allied Professional Association  ALAD      Academic Librarians Assisting the Disabled (ASCLA)  ALCTS     Association for Library Collections and Technical Services  ALISE     Association for Library and Information Science Education  ALSC      Association for Library Service to Children  ALTA      Association for Library Trustees and Advocates  ANSS      Anthropology and Sociology Section (ACRL)  APA       Allied Professional Association  ARSC      Association of Recorded Sound Collections  ARL       Association of Research Libraries  ARLIS/NA  Art Libraries Society of North America  ARTS      Arts Section (ACRL)  AS        Acquisitions Section (ALCTS)  ASC       Activity Sections Council (ACRL)  ASCLA     Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies  ASIS      American Society for Information Science  ATLA      American Theological Library Association  AUPS      American University Press Services  BARC      Budget Analysis and Review Committee  BES       Buildings and Equipment Section (LAMA)  BRASS     Business Reference and Services Section (RUSA)  C&RL      College&Research Libraries  C&RL      College&Research Libraries  NEWS      News  CBC       Children's Book Council  CCCMCCD   Council Committee on Minority Concerns and Cultural Diversity           (now COD)  CC:AAM    Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials           (ALCTS-CCS)  CC:DA     Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (ALCTS-CCS)  CCS       Cataloging and Classification Section (ALCTS)  CIS       Congressional Information Service  CJCLS     Community and Junior College Libraries Section (ACRL)  CLA       Canadian Library Association; Catholic Library Association  CLENERT   Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange Round Table  CLS       College Libraries Section (ACRL)  CMDS      Collection Management and Development Section (ALCTS)  CODES     Collection Development and Evaluation Section (RUSA)  COL       Legislation Committee  COLA      Council of LAMA Affiliates  COLT      Council on Library/Media Technicians  CONSER    Cooperative Online Serials Program  COD       Council Committee on Organization  COO       Committee on Organization  COSLA     Chief Officers of State Library Agencies  COSWL     Committee on Status of Women in Librarianship  CRC       Chapter Relations Committee  CRG       Council of Regional Groups (ALCTS)  CUAC      Cartographic Users Advisory Council  DEU       Duplicates Exchange Union (ALCTS)  DLS       Distance Learning Section (ACRL)  EBSS      Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL)  EIC       Education Information Center (PLA)  ELMSS     Educators of Library Media Specialists Section (AASL)  EMIERT    Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table  ERT       Exhibits Round Table  F&A       Finance and Audit Committee (ALA)  FAFLRT    Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table  FLICC     Federal Library and Information Center Committee  FLRT      See FAFLRT  FOLUSA    Friends of Libraries USA  FRFDS     Fund Raising and Financial Development Section (LAMA)  FTRF      Freedom to Read Foundation  GLBTRT    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round table  GODORT    Government Documents Round Table  HCLF      Health Care Libraries Forum (ASCLA)  HRDR      Office for Human Resources Development and Recruitment  HRS       Human Resources Section (LAMA)  HS        History Section (RUSA)  IASSIST   International Association for Social Science Information,           Services and Technology  IBBY      International Board on Books for Young People  ICAN      Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking Section (ASCLA)  ICC       Issues and Concerns Cluster (PLA)  IFC       Intellectual Freedom Committee  IFLA      International Federation of Library Associations and           Institutions  IFRT      Intellectual Freedom Round Table  ILEX      Independent Librarians Exchange (section) (ASCLA)  IRC       International Relations Committee  IRRT      International Relations Round Table  IS        Instruction Section (ACRL)  ISS       Independent Schools Section (AASL)  ITAL      Information Technology and Libraries  JOYS      Journal of Youth Services in Libraries  JSC       Joint Steering Committee for Revision of Anglo-American           Cataloguing Rules  LLAMA     Library Leadership and Management Association  LC        Library of Congress  LDC       Library Development Cluster (PLA)  LES       Literatures in English (ACRL)  LHRT      Library History Round Table  LIRT      Library Instruction Round Table  LISAN     Librarians on the Information Superhighway Advocacy Network  LITA      Library and Information Technology Association  LOMS      Library Organization and Management Section (LAMA)  LPSS      Law and Political Science Section (ACRL)  LRRT      Library Research Round Table  LRTS      Library Resources & Technical Services  LSC       Library Services Cluster (PLA)  LSDDP     Library Service to Developmentally Disabled Persons (ASCLA)  LSDF      Library Service to the Deaf Forum (ASCLA)  LSIEF     Library Service to the Impaired Elderly Forum (ASCLA)  LSPF      Library Service to Prisoners Forum (ASCLA)  LSPVPDF   Library Service to People with Visual or Physical           Disabilities Forum (ASCLA)  LSSIRT    Library Support Staff Interest Round Table  LSSPS     Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (ASCLA)  LSTA      Library Services and Technology Act  LTR       Library Technology Reports  MAES      Measurement Analysis and Evaluation Section (LAMA)  MAGERT    Map and Geography Round Table  MARBI     Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information  MARC      Machine-Readable Cataloging  MARS      Machine-Assisted Reference Section (RUSA)  MLA       Medical Library Association; Modern Language Association  MOUSS     See RSS  MULA      Music Library Association  NCATE     National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education  NCLIS     National Commission on Libraries and Information Science  NISO      National Information Standards Organization  NLW       National Library Week  NRMIG     Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS)  NMRT      NewMembers Round Table  OA        Office for Accreditation  OCLC      Online Computer Library Center  OGR       Office of Government Relations  OIF       Office for Intellectual Freedom  OITP      Office for Information Technology Policy  OLOS      Office for Literacy and Outreach Services  OLPR      See HRDR  ORS       Office for Research and Statistics  PARS      Preservation and Reformatting Section (ALCTS)  PCC       Program for Cooperative Cataloging (ALCTS)  PIO       Public Information Office  PLA       Public Library Association  PRMS      Public Relations and Marketing Section (LAMA)  PVLR      Publisher/Vendor-Library Relations Committee (ALCTS)  RBB       Reference Books Bulletin  RBML      Rare Books and Manuscript Librarianship  RBMS      Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (ACRL)  REFORMA   National Association to Promote Library Services to the           Spanish Speaking  RSS       Reference Services Section (RUSA)  RUSA      Reference and User Services Association  SAA       Society of American Archivists  SASS      Systems and Services Section (LAMA)  SEES      Slavic and East European Section (ACRL)  SISAC     Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee  SLA       Special Libraries Association  SLAS      State Library Agency Section (ASCLA)  SLMES     School Library Media Educators Section (AASL)  SORT      Staff Organizations Round Table  SPVS      Supervisors Section (AASL)  SRRT      Social Responsibilities Round Table  SS        Serials Section (ALCTS)  STARS     Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (RUSA)  STS       Science and Technology Section (ACRL)  TESLA     Technical Standards for Library Automation  TLA       Theatre Library Association  ULS       University Libraries Section (ACRL)  VRT       Video Round Table  WESS      Western European Studies Section (ACRL)  WHCLIS    White House Conference on Library and Information Services  WSS       Women's Studies Section (ACRL)  YALSA     Young Adult Library Services Association