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
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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
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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.