Membership in ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is changing the way that libraries serve children around the country, from creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections.  

By becoming a member with ALSC you are joining a network of over 4,000 organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a better future for all children through libraries. Explore the value of ALSC membership. Learn how ALSC can help you grow your career and advocate for children!

Types of membership include: student, personalorganizational, and corporate.

ALSC membership dues

Membership with ALSC is an affordable way to enhance your career and build your professional resume. Prospective members can join ALSC in a number of ways. The dues listed below are current from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.

Personal Membership
Category ALSC Dues ALA Dues Total
Regular $50 $67 * $117
Student $20 $35 $55
Non-Salaried $35 $48 $83
Retiree $35 $48 $83
Advocate $25 $61 # $86


* ALA membership is $67 for the first year; $102 for the second year; $135 for the third and later years.
# Price shown for ALA at the Associate level.

Organizational Membership
ALSC Dues ALA Dues Total
$55 see link below see link below




Corporate Membership
ALSC Dues ALA Dues Total
$55 see link below see link below




Please note that ALSC members must also be members of ALA

ALA and ALSC encourage groups to consider corporate and organizational membership as a way to support the professional and build a new class of leaders.

For questions about joining ALA and ALSC, please contact Dan Bostrom by email or at (312) 280-2164.

Join now

To become an ALSC member on line, please visit ALA membership.

ALSC updates

Learn more about how you can get updates from ALSC on upcoming events and initiatives.

Membership connections

To find an ALA/ALSC member in the ALA Membership Directory, please use your ALA login and password. This is for members only. 

Friends of ALSC

As a non-profit organization, ALSC relies on the generosity of members to extend support to key initiatives. Friends of ALSC was created to ensure excellence in the Association's traditional programs and services and to support growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

Donate today and become a friend of ALSC