Useful Resources: links for your convenience

American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world,
http://www.ala.org/

Special Libraries Association
The Special Libraries Association is the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide.
http://www.sla.org/

OCLC Online Computer Library Center
The Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 54,000 libraries in 109 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services
http://www.oclc.org/

Open WorldCat
The Open WorldCat program is a unique benefit of membership in the OCLC cooperative. Internet users who broadly search the Web at popular search portals can discover materials owned by OCLC libraries.
http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/open/default.htm

How is your library doing? 

Who is doing really well? Check out Hennen’s American Public Library Rating
www.haplr-index.com

BookCrossing
Find out why this is the world’s biggest book club – it’s unique.
www.bookcrossing.com

Urban Library Council

For more than 30 years the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has worked to strengthen public libraries as an essential part of urban life. The ULC's programs are acclaimed for inspiring new organizational models that invigorate urban libraries and enrich the areas surrounding them. The ULC is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

www.urbanlibraries.org

DaVinci Institute "The DaVinci Institute:  Where Great Ideas Happen"

From its humble beginnings in a small office on Main Street in Longmont, Colorado, the DaVinci Institute began as the brainchild of Thomas Frey, a seasoned entrepreneur and one of IBM’s most decorated idea laureates. Launched in 1997 as a non-profit futurist think tank, the Institute has emerged as a center of visionary thought, attracting both a national and international following of idea junkies and business leaders alike.

www.davinciinstitute.com/

PATTERNLANGUAGE.COM is a new internet company, formed as an outgrowth of thirty years of work at THE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STRUCTURE a non-profit organization dedicated to the shaping of our built environment so that it becomes deeply comfortable, beautiful and supportive for all human beings.

An association of people from
all walks of life
with architects and builders
we are rebuilding our neighborhoods
slowly rebuilding the earth.

www.patternlanguage.com