Membership in AASL

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL serves more than 7,000 school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Having supported the profession for over 65 years, AASL understands the current realities and evolving dynamics of your professional environment and is positioned to help members achieve universal recognition of school librarians as indispensable educational leaders.

Did a colleague refer you to AASL? Be sure to use the PDF form and add their name for a drawing in the “Share The Wealth” program. Each entry has a chance to win a complimentary AASL membership and grand prize of registration and travel to AASL’s National Conference & Exhibition. 

Features of AASL Membership

A nationally recognized voice that advocates for the highest quality school library professional and school library through National School Library Standards, and standards for professional preparation.

In addition to supporting your national association, a membership in AASL/ALA also provides you:

AASL Membership Bonus

blue buttonCurrently Capstone is offering all new and renewing AASL members the opportunity to earn 10,000 Capstone Rewards points! Once you have joined AASL or renewed your AASL membership you will receive access instructions and your special AASL points code within 2-6 weeks. Questions about the program?



Personal Memberships

$124 I want to join AASL/ALA for the first time.
$162 I want to renew my personal membership in AASL/ALA for the second year.
$198 I want to renew my personal membership in AASL/ALA for the third or more year.
$103 I am a library support staff person employed in library and information services or related activities.
$88 I am employed full- or part-time in library service related activities at a salary of less than $30,000 per annum, or I am unemployed, and want to join AASL/ALA.
$88 I am retired and want to join AASL/ALA.
$74 I am a student enrolled in a library science program (5-year limit) and want to join AASL/ALA.
$50 I am already an ALA personal member and want to join AASL.

Sections and Special Interest Groups

AASL/ALA personal members can also join one of AASL's Sections or Special Interest Groups:

$0 Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS)
$0 Independent Schools Section (ISS)
$0 Supervisors Section (SPVS)
$0 Retirees Special Interest Group
$0 Student Special Interest Group

Other Dues and Member Types

In addition to the membership types described above, ALA also offers additional membership categories such as Continuing Members, Life Members, and Organizational and Corporate memberships.


Three Ways to Join

  1. Mail acceptance form pdf icon to:
    American Library Association
    Member & Customer Service
    50 E. Huron Street
    Chicago, IL, 60611-2795
  2. Fax acceptance form pdf icon to: (312) 944-2641

  3. Join AASL online external link Please note: You will be redirected to the American Library Association's (ALA) site to join AASL. In order to join AASL, you must be a member of ALA.

Purchase orders must be mailed or faxed.

Join AASL and connect nationally with school library leaders today!