American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) - Represents law librarians and related professionals affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms, law schools, corporate legal departments, courts, and local, state and federal government agencies.
American Library Association - Washington Office (ALA) - The ALA's Office of Government Relations acts as the link between ALA members and the federal government. The ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) promotes the development and utilization of electronic access to information as a means to ensure the public's right to a free and open information society.
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) - A division of the American Library Association and professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
Association of Research Libraries (ALR) - Articulates the concerns of research libraries, influences information policy development, and supports innovation and improvement in research library operations.
California Library Association - Provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services, librarianship, and the library community in California.
Friends of the Library U.S.A. (FOLUSA) - A nationwide membership organization of local Friends groups and individuals. Includes more than two thousand member groups representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters.
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library - Committed to raising the standard of excellence of San Francisco libraries by funding programs and services beyond what's allocated in the City's budget. Believes in free and equal access to information for all.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) - Supports the full range of libraries, including public, academic, research, special and tribal, and the full range of museums including art, history, science and technology, children's museums, historical societies, tribal museums, planetariums, botanic gardens and zoos.
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) - Provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programmes and the school library profession. Membership is worldwide, and includes school librarians, teachers, librarians, library advisers, consultants, educational administrators, and others who are responsible for library and information services in schools.
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) - A library for the world's children. The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) - Provides its members and the library and information science community with a forum for discussion, an environment for learning, and a program for actions on the development and implementation of automated and technological systems in the library and information science field.
Medical Library Association (MLA) - Organized for scientific and educational purposes. Dedicated to supporting health sciences research, education, and patient care.
Middle East Librarians Association - An organization of librarians and others interested in those aspects of librarianship which support the study of or dissemination of information about the Middle East, particularly those countries from Morocco through Pakistan as well as other areas formerly included in the Arab, Ottoman, or Mughal empires.
Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL) - Promotes law librarianship and information services. Members come from a variety of law library and law library-related environments: county and court libraries (such as the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, California Courts of Appeal), law school libraries, library schools, independent consulting companies, state and federal agency libraries, the California State Law Library, corporate law libraries, law firm libraries, and legal information providers.
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) - A nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 45,000 libraries in 84 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet's Zotero Library provides news articles as well as primary and secondary sources and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
KWSnet is IPv6 enabled, HTTPS deployed, and fully HTML5 compliant.
KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.