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Welcome to the District of Columbia Library Association

The District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is a chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and the local service organization for librarians and library workers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DCLA provides opportunities for personal and professional development through networking, participation in committees, interest groups, and the executive board. We also provide programming for new and transitioning information professionals, and advocate for local libraries and issues related to library service.


Celebrating 125 years of service to the library & information science community in our nation's capital

Special Events | Philanthropy | ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Upcoming events

  • 25 Apr 2019 5:00 PM 1206 H Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002
  • 27 Apr 2019 11:30 AM Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010
  • 07 May 2019 5:00 PM Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St NW, Washington DC 20011

Developing Leaders Since 1894

Mailing Address:
Union Station
 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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