Guam Library Association
Formation1965, 1989
Parent organization
American Library Association

The Guam Library Association (GLA) is a professional organization for Guam's librarians and library workers based in Hagatna.[1] It was founded in 1965 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1967, an affiliation which it lost in 1975 and regained sometime in the late 1980s.[2][3][4] GLA is also a member of the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums.[5] Membership in the association is open to librarians and library workers, but also to the general public who are interested in improving the civilian and military libraries of Guam.[6]

There was an earlier group in Guam also called the Guam Library Association, but it was created in 1947 in order to support the formation of public libraries on Guam.[7] GLA was dormant for a period of time in the 1970s and 1980s and officially "re-launched" in 1989.


  1. ^ "State and Regional Chapters". About ALA. August 3, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  2. ^ "Library Association Wins Affiliation". Guam Daily News. October 13, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "ALA Midwinter in Chicago". Library Journal. March 1, 1975. p. 427. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  4. ^ International handbook of contemporary developments in librarianship. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1981. p. 372. ISBN 0313213720. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "Guam hosts regional conference on libraries". The Guam Daily Post. November 25, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  6. ^ "Art Topic for Library Association". Guam Daily News. November 10, 1968. p. 2. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  7. ^ Battle, Lisa (June 23, 1957). "'All Hands' Helped a Modest Beginning". The Territorial Sun News and Views of the Marianas. p. 10. Retrieved February 3, 2021.