About Us

Ilovelibraries.org is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), designed to keep America informed about what’s happening in today’s libraries. Ilovelibraries.org promotes the value of libraries and librarians, explains key issues affecting libraries, and urges readers to support and take action for their libraries.

Ilovelibraries.org is a place to learn more about the health and vitality of today's libraries, emerging trends, and current issues affecting libraries around the country, whether in public, school, academic, corporate or institutional libraries. While intended for the general public, we are encouraging members of the library community to use Ilovelibraries as a tool help them tell the library story when they cannot – 24/7, around the clock.

The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world with members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. ALA is a more than 57,000-member-strong organization that seeks 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.

For more information contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at advocacy@ala.org

Library Champions

ALA's Library Champions: Investing In America's Libraries

ALA’s Library Champion program was launched by a select group of individual, corporate and foundation supporters who joined together to form a broad-based group to advocate for libraries and the library profession. The Campaign for America’s Libraries and its @ your library ®brand—which now supports thousands of libraries across the nation by fostering public awareness on the extensive range of resources and services available at their community library—was established from their vision. 

When an individual, company or foundation supports the Campaign for America’s Libraries, they make a positive impact on libraries and the lives of their community members every single day.  Children are overcoming hurdles and becoming stronger readers. Seniors and families who are living on less are getting information and advice.  The unemployed are gaining job-hunting skills and getting the support and Internet access they need.  Students and faculty consult with library personnel on their work requiring information resources.

ALA considers supporters of the Campaign—Library Champions—among our greatest proponents. Their gift helps every child, young adult or adult who walks through a door at a library or links to their online resources from home or school.  Individuals, companies and foundations can become a Library Champion by making a $5,000 contribution or more to support the Campaign for America’s Libraries, one of ALA’s most successful public awareness and advocacy programs.