Membership in ACRL
As a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), you'll be part of a diverse and engaged community of librarians serving every kind of academic and research library.
Applications - How to Apply
We offer seven personal member categories including first-time members (ALA/ACRL); renewing; international (for those who do not hold U.S. citizenship); retired, student, library support staff, and associate (for those not employed in library and information services or related activities).
Your decision to become a member of ACRL will not only help you, it will enrich the entire association and profession.
Meet Our Members
The ACRL community is rich in innovation, talent, creativity, energy, and dedication. Meet some of our members and find out how ACRL has made a personal difference in their careers and why academic librarianship matters.
Grow with the help of colleagues who understand what you do. Advice and support is also available through the seventeen section discussion lists.
This community in ALA Connect is designed to help guide new ACRL Members. Provides information about upcoming conference orientations, getting published, and becoming involved.
The Top 12 Ways to Get Involved with ACRL
ACRL provides members with meaningful opportunities to become active and to engage with colleagues. Our members give back to the association and gain essential experience in return. ACRL encourages members to form social and professional relationships that last a lifetime. This list will give you ways to get started.
Volunteer for an ACRL committee. Volunteers not only give to the association, they get back from the association by building ties with academic and research librarians around the country; enhancing leadership skills through communication and collaboration; sharing expertise with colleagues; and gaining additional knowledge in new areas.
Login to the ALA website, click on “View My ALA,” then choose “Update My Profile” to make changes to your contact information. Be sure to click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page to validate your changes. Or call ALA Member Services at 800-545-2433, ext. 5.