Alamo Area Library System

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The Alamo Area Library System (AALS) is one of ten public library systems in the U.S. state of Texas. It consists of 46 member libraries located in 21 counties that surround the city of San Antonio and its Bexar County. The San Antonio Public Library acts as the personnel and fiscal agent for AALS and houses the system office. AALS provides consulting and continuing education service to public and school librarians that reside in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Consulting services[edit]

AALS staff consult in many areas of library services such as:

Collection development[edit]

Materials selection; bilingual materials; weeding; and vendors.

Library administration[edit]

Policies; management; planning; facilities; and annual reports.

Grants[edit]

Grant reviews and resources.

Publicity/programming[edit]

Marketing plans; summer reading programs; and children's services.

Technology[edit]

Integrated library systems; technical specifications; networks; and hardware/software.

Continuing education[edit]

AALS offers many continuing education opportunities to library staff members throughout the year. Topics change each year, but are generally offered in the following broad categories:

  • Collection Development
  • Children's Services
  • Technology
  • Administration and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Friends, Boards and Trustees
  • Technical Services
  • Reference
  • Readers' Advisory
  • Buildings and Facilities

Member libraries[edit]

  • Kronkosky Library of Bandera County [1];
  • Boerne Public Library [2];
  • Kinney County Public Library;
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch Library [3];
  • Camp Wood Public Library;
  • Tye Preston Memorial Library [4];
  • Dimmit County Public Library [5];
  • Castroville Public Library [6];
  • Charlotte Public Library;
  • Comfort Public Library [7];
  • Converse Public Library [8];
  • Alexander Memorial Library [9];
  • Crystal City Memorial Library [10];
  • Val Verde County Library [11];
  • Driscoll Public Library;
  • Dilley Public Library;
  • Eagle Pass Public Library [12];
  • Falls City Public Library;
  • Sam Fore, Jr. Wilson County Public Library;
  • Pioneer Memorial Library [13];
  • Hondo Public Library [14];
  • Jourdanton Public Library [15];
  • Karnes City Public Library;
  • Kendalia Public Library [16];
  • Kenedy Public Library;
  • Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library [17];
  • Lakehills Area Library;
  • Real County Public Library [18];
  • Leon Valley Public Library [19];
  • Lytle Public Library;
  • Marion ISD Community Library [20];
  • Medina Community Library [21];
  • New Braunfels Public Library [22];
  • Pearsall Public Library;
  • Pleasanton Public Library [23];
  • Poteet Public Library;
  • Quemado Public Library;
  • Gilmer Memorial Library [24];
  • Runge Public Library [25]
  • Sabinal Public Library;
  • San Antonio Public Library [26];
  • Schertz Public Library [27];
  • Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library [28];
  • Universal City Public Library;
  • Utopia Memorial Library;
  • El Progeso Memorial Library [29]

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