ALA staff and members are encouraged to deposit records into ALAIR.  ALAIR is organized into individual communities and sub-communities that reflect the structure of the committees, divisions, offices, and round tables as represented on the ALA’s main page and in ALA itself.  Within each community, there are collections, or record groupings, where users can upload their records into.

The ALA Archives staff can create new collections upon request. Examples of common collections are: Meeting Minutes and Agendas, Reports, Publications, [Newsletter title], Conference Proceedings.

Notice: ALA staff can log into ALAIR via the Shibboleth login. ALA members should setup an account and then contact the ALA Archives to receive permissions to start depositing into collections.

For instructions on using ALAIR, please consult the following documents:

Depositing Items to ALAIR

Finding and Downloading items from ALAIR

Batch uploads are done by ALA Archives staff.  To request a batch upload, please contact the ALA Archives at and we will send you the Batch Upload Metadata Spreadsheet.  Send us the completed spreadsheet and the files once you are ready.  Please include which Community and Collection you would like the files to be uploaded into.

The Archives staff is happy to assist you if you have any questions.

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