You Need Your State Library Association!
Add your voice to library advocacy within your state by joining your state library association today!
Add your voice to library advocacy within your state by joining your state library association—also known as an ALA Chapter.
Once you become a member, you will begin contributing to your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state. In addition, you will benefit personally and professionally by receiving discounts for attending your association’s annual conference, networking with other students, librarians, and library workers, participating in the opportunities to mentor, and learning about other opportunities and services available to you from your state library association!
Moreover, not only does your state library association promote general library service and librarianship within your state, it also provides representation to the Council of the American Library Association and cooperates in the promotion of general and joint enterprises with ALA and other library groups.
So why not join your state library association today!
Find your state library association’s contact information on the State and Regional Chapters page. Here you will also find contact information for your state library association’s elected officials and advocacy information. Have more questions? See ALA Chapters: Frequently Asked Questions.
If you’re a student, trustee, or library support staff, find out whether your state library association participates in the ALA joint membership program. Twenty Chapters allow students to join the Chapter and ALA for one low price of $35, from now through August 31, 2012. Eight Chapters allow library support staff to join the Chapter and ALA for one low price of $65. Five Chapters allow trustees new to ALA and the Chapter to join the Chapter, ALA, and United for Libraries for only $100, a 30 percent discount. Go green and join online today!
P.S. After joining your state library association, which will help you in your chosen field, if you’re a student, also join your Student Chapter! Here are many, many reasons why! Have more questions? See Questions Answered about ALA Student Chapters.