Strengthening Alaska's libraries to provide the best service possible to the people of Alaska.
Alaska libraries have a long and proud tradition of informal collaboration between themselves. When librarians worked together, their projects were said to come from the Alaska Library Network. After more than 30 years of these collaborations, a formal organization was created to administer and coordinate a number of existing programs and services as well as develop new ones. In 2007, the Alaska Library Network became a formal entity and is now an independent non-profit and tax exempt organization working on behalf of all Alaskan libraries.
The Alaska Library Network is a collaborative venture supported by funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and its member libraries. The network is also sustained through the generous work effort of Alaska Library Network member librarians, the Alaska State Library, and the University of Alaska Consortium Library.
Updated: March 10th, 2011