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About Us - Departments - Library Development Services - Library Acronyms

and Other Acronyms
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AALL – American Association of Law Libraries - www.aallnet.org
AASL — American Association of School Librarians, ALA - www.ala.org/aasl
ACRL – Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA - www.ala.org/acrl
ALA – American Library Association – www.ala.org
ALCTS — Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, ALA - www.ala.org/alcts
ALF – Area Library Forum
ALSC — Association for Library Service to Children, ALA - www.ala.org/alsc
ALTAFF – Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations - www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/
ANHLF – Association of New Hampshire Library Friends
ANHLL – Association of New Hampshire Law Librarians - www.fplc.edu/anhll/anhll.htm
ARL – Association of Research Libraries - www.arl.org/
ASCLA — Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, ALA - www.ala.org/ascla

BHSL – Basic Health Sciences Library Network 

CHILIS – Children's Librarians Section, NHLA - www.nhlibrarians.org/chilis
CCLC – Carroll County Library Cooperative
COLT - Council on Library/Media Technicians - http://colt.ucr.edu
COSLA – Chief Officers of State Library Agencies - www.cosla.org
COSLINE – Council of State Library Agencies in the Northeast - www.olis.ri.gov/libraries/resources/cosline.php

EGIR – Electronic and Government Information Resources Section (State Library) - www.nh.gov/nhsl/electronic

FOLUSA - (formerly Friends of Libraries USA) - see ALTAFF
FSCS - Federal/State Cooperative System for Public Library Data, NCES

GMILCS – Greater Manchester Integrated Library Cooperative System - www.gmilcs.org
GSL – Granite State Libraries (State Library newsletter) - www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/gsl

HQ76.3/New England – Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Librarians and Library Workers Section, NELA - www.dartmouth.edu/~jcd/hq763.html
HSA Code – Library's user ID on the NHU-PAC
HSL-NH/VT – Health Sciences Libraries of New Hampshire and Vermont - http://library.umassmed.edu/hslnhvt

ILL – Interlibrary Loan
IMLS – Institute of Museum and Library Services - www.imls.gov
ITS - Information Technology Section, NELA - www.nelib.org/its/index.htm

LAMA — Library Administration and Management Association, ALA - www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/index.cfm
LiDS – Library Development Services Section, State Library - www.nh.gov/nhsl/lds
LITA — Library and Information Technology Association, ALA - www.lita.org
LLNE – Law Librarians of New England, AALL - www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne
LSTA – Library Services and Technology Act
LUV – Librarians of the Upper Valley (cooperative)

MARC – Machine readable cataloging record
MHR – Merri-Hill-Rock (cooperative)
MLA – Medical Library Association - www.mlanet.org

NAHSL – North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Inc., MLA - www.nahsl.org
NCES – National Center for Education Statistics - www.nces.ed.gov
NCLC – North Country Library Cooperative
NCLIS – U.S. National Commission for Library and Information Science - www.healthfinder.gov/orgs/hr3276.htm
NCO – North Country Office, State Library
NEA – New England Archivists - www.newenglandarchivists.org
NEDCC – Northeast Document Conservation Center - www.nedcc.org
NELA – New England Library Association - http://www.nelib.org
NELINET – New England Library Network - www.nelinet.net
NELLCO – New England Law Library Consortium, Inc. - www.nellco.org
NELSSA - New England Library Support Staff Association, NELA
NERTCL - New England Roundtable of Teen and Children's Librarians - www.nelib.org/nertcl
NESLA - New England School Library Association - http://neschoolibraries.org
NETSL - New England Technical Services Librarians, NELA - www.nelib.org/netsl
NHAG – New Hampshire Archives Group
NHAIS – New Hampshire Automated Information System - www.nh.gov/nhsl/nhais
NHAISB – New Hampshire Automated Information System Board
NHCUC – New Hampshire College and University Council - www.nhcuc.org
NHLA – New Hampshire Library Association - www.nhlibrarians.org
NHLTA – New Hampshire Library Trustees Association - www.nh.gov/nhlta
NHPLAR – New Hampshire Public Library Annual Report - www.nh.gov/nhsl/lds/public_library_stats.html
NHSL – New Hampshire State Library - www.nh.gov/nhsl
NHSLMA (formerly NHEMA) - New Hampshire School Library Media Association - http://nhslma.org
NHU-PAC – New Hampshire Public Access Catalog - www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/public/catalogs.html

OCLC – Online Computer Library Center, Inc. - www.oclc.org/home

PLA – Public Library Association - www.pla.org

RALI – Rochester Area Libraries - www.ralionline.org
READS – Reference and Adult Services Section, NHLA - www.nhlibrarians.org/reads
RUSA — Reference and User Services Association, ALA - www.ala.org/rusa

SCROOGE & MARLEY - Service Center Region Organized to Overcome Growing Expenses and Mulitply
Available Revenues for Libraries by Enlarging their Yield, aka SAM
SILC – Suncook Interlibrary Cooperative
SLA – Special Libraries Association - www.sla.org
SLD - www.sl.universalservice.org

UPLC – Urban Public Library Consortium, NHLA

WOTM – West of the Merrimack (cooperative)

YALSA — Young Adult Library Services Association, ALA - www.ala.org/yalsa

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