ALA staff and members are encouraged to deposit records into ALAIR for the permanent storage and preservation of their documents. Consult the following documentation to get started. Training sessions for ALA units and members are available upon request.

Getting Started

You must have an account with ALAIR to deposit records. ALA staff can login through the Shibboleth authentication option.

ALA members need to register an account and then contact the ALA Archives to receive permissions to start depositing into collections. Registered members can login through the Password authentication option. Create an account here:

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. As you prepare to upload, make sure the appropriate collection is present in your community. The ALA Archives or Library staff can create new collections upon request.

Examples of common collections are:
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
White Papers
[Newsletter title]
Conference Proceedings


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

Large Projects

ALAIR allows for single item upload. If you have a large amount of items to upload into ALAIR and need additional help, please consult with the ALA Archives. Archives staff can provide assistance for large uploading projects.