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.
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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.
National research and statistics including School Libraries Count!, a longitudinal survey to provide data on the health of the nation's school library programs.
Lobbying efforts by the ALA Washington (DC) Office to ensure school librarians are included in educational initiatives, funding, and legislation.
Direct access to the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom including counseling on issues such as book challenges, access, and privacy.
National advocacy efforts on behalf of school librarians by ALA, the largest voice for libraries.
A national organization proactive to issues, anticipatory of trends, and defining the future agenda for the profession through its strategic plan.
In addition to supporting your national association, a membership in AASL/ALA also provides you:
A subscription to Knowledge Quest, AASL’s official journal published bimonthly September through June.
Complimentary access to AASL member-only webinars.
Access to eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory. This repository of AASL professional development contains webcasts, podcasts, and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as the latest issue Knowledge Quest in an interactive PDF format.
10% off AASL and ALA publications.
AASL Membership Bonus
Currently 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?
|$122||I want to join AASL/ALA for the first time.|
|$160||I want to renew my personal membership in AASL/ALA for the second year.|
|$195||I want to renew my personal membership in AASL/ALA for the third or more year.|
|$102||I am a library support staff person employed in library and information services or related activities.|
|$87||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.|
|$87||I am retired and want to join AASL/ALA.|
|$73||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
|$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
Three Ways to Join
- Mail acceptance form to:
American Library Association
Member & Customer Service
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL, 60611-2795
Fax acceptance form to: (312) 944-2641
Join AASL online 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.
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