As a personal member of ALSC, you are becoming part of one of the world’s largest groups committed to supporting and enhancing library service to children. ALSC members are dedicated professionals who at the root of their service always keep their mission of serving children in the forefront. Read our ALSC member testimonials to learn more about how ALSC membership has played a role in the lives of individuals.
Why join ALSC?
Personal members are individuals committed to creating a better future for all children. ALSC has plenty to offer its members:
Access to resources that strengthen libraries
- Apply for $100k annually in awards, scholarships and grants available only to ALSC members
- Discounts on professional products and services such as books and online courses
- Automatic subscriptions to ALSC's academic journal and newsletter
Professional development opportunities that transform careers
- Quarterly online courses that develop new skills and areas of expertise for librarians and children’s literature enthusiasts
- Webinars that present new interesting ideas in a convenient and affordable manner
- Pre-conferences, conferences, and ALSC's National Institute are all great places to advance your knowledge base and build leadership skills
Networking with individuals all across the country to create ideas and solve problems
- Access to ALSC’s social media platforms, electronic discussion list to learn about new programs and services
- Discussion sessions on ALSC’s online forum where connections are made and key issues are reviewed
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* ALA membership is $66 for the first year; $100 for the second year; $133 for the third and later years.
# Price shown for ALA at the Associate level.
Members at all levels enjoy the same benefits (see above). ALSC personal members must also be personal members of ALA. Visit ALA Membership for more information on categories and benefits.
In spring 2013, ALSC members voted to approve a change in the dues structure. The approved changes went into effect on September 1, 2013.
To become an ALSC member on line, please visit ALA membership.
To learn more about joining ALA and ALSC, please contact Dan Rude by email or at (312) 280-2164.