The Los Angeles School Library
Association (LASLA) was established in 1914 as one of the earliest professional
organizations dedicated to school librarianship in the United States. Its founding members
held librarian positions with the Los Angeles City School District and helped form the
California School Library Association. The collection predominantly consists of meeting
materials and correspondence outlining LASLA's activities from 1915-1998.
The Los Angeles School Library Association (LASLA) was established in 1914 as the
Association of City School Librarians. It was created by the librarians of the Los Angeles
city school system, including Ella Morgan, California's first school librarian. Predating
the American Library Association's School Library Section as well as the California School
Library Association, LASLA has inspired the formation of other professional organizations
dedicated to excellence in school librarianship.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright
status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected
by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the
written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.