Share the Wealth and WIN!

As an AASL member you know the value that your membership provides in advancing your career and strengthening your profession. This is your opportunity to “Share the Wealth” that AASL has given you over the years with your colleagues. 

By communicating with your friends, colleagues, and state association about the wealth of benefits offered through AASL membership you not only extend AASL’s reach, recognition, and resources - but you could also be a winner!

For each new member you recruit, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a complimentary year of AASL membership and the grand prize drawing of an AASL National Conference package (registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations).

The more new members you recruit, the more chances you have to win, so refer a new member today!

Program Details & How To Participate

This program is offered through AASL and not ALA. Any membership applications received by ALA or processed online will not be sent to AASL for inclusion in the Share the Wealth campaign (or entered into the drawings).

In order to receive credit for your referral the membership acceptance form must be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed directly to AASL:

American Association of School Librarians
ATTN: Share the Wealth Campaign
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2795

(312) 280-5276


For each referral:

  • Your name will be entered into a monthly drawing for a complimentary year of AASL membership (a $50 value).

  • Your name will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a complimentary AASL National Conference registration, airfare, and a three night hotel stay.

Multiple referrals will be entered. For example, if you refer three members in April, your name will be entered into the April drawing three times and the grand prize drawing three times. If you refer one member in January, one in February, and one in March, your name will be entered once into the January, February and March’s drawings and you will receive three entries in the grand prize drawing.

Recruitment Tips

  • Know the benefits of AASL membership and get personal.
    • Everyone has their ‘favorite’ member benefit (review the list), but what has made the greatest difference for your practice? Was there a great article in Knowledge Quest you remember? A tricky question that your colleagues helped you with on AASL's Connect Community? Or were you able to catch up on missed sessions from AASL National Conference on ALL | AASL Learning Library?

    • Consider what your colleague needs and how AASL can assist. As a solo librarian the amount of networking and collaboration may be a benefit. AASL’s advocacy tools and resources may be helpful for someone trying to make inroads with a new administrator. If funding is limited the amount of free online professional development could be invaluable.

  • Emphasize that membership benefits the profession - a strong AASL is good for the entire school library community.

Don’t forget to ensure your name is submitted with each membership acceptance form! Print out the form and write in your name or send with a note asking that your name be included on the referrer's line.

Recruitment Tools

Program Rules & Regulations

  • Only current, personal AASL members can refer.

  • The program is not valid on renewals. Only new and reinstated memberships qualify. (Reinstatements are defined as memberships that have not been active for 13 or more months.)

  • To receive credit for the referral, the referring member’s name must be legibly written on the membership acceptance form.

  • Program is valid for memberships received from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2021.

  • Monthly prizes will apply to next renewal cycle. (When your membership is up for renewal, the complimentary AASL membership will be applied.)

  • If the recipient of the grand prize has already registered and made travel arrangements for the AASL National Conference at the time of the grand prize drawing they will be reimbursed for equivalent expenses.

  • Prizes are non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for alternative prizes.

  • Airfare to national conference is based on domestic, coach, 30 day advance rate.