Join LLAMA today!

Are you leadership material?   Do you supervise others?   Will you supervise others some day?   Are you responsible for managing a functional unit of the library or would like to do that some day?

If you answered YES to any or all of these, LLAMA is for you.  

Do you manage the Access Services areas of your library?   Do you work in Circulation or ILL?

If you answered YES to any or all of these, LLAMA is for you.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association, can help you acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a leader in your profession. In tune with ever-changing technological, political, economic, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with a variety of dynamic tools for building strong libraries and successful careers. Our resources are tailored to professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds and all levels of library staff in all types of libraries.

LLAMA is much more than a division for library managers. The scope of its activities cuts across type-of-library interests to offer meaningful participation to library staff at all levels, as well as to architects, development officers, public relations specialists and others who work with library administrators to accomplish the goals of the organization.

Membership Benefits

  • NEW BENEFIT FOR LLAMA MEMBERS ONLY!  Now you can access the full backlog of LLAMA's webinar recordings online. (For webinars more than three months old)
  • Free membership in Association Sections (LLAMA's special interest groups)
  • Free access to Library Leadership & Management, the definitive quarterly journal addressing key management concerns such as building design, staff organization, compensation and training, customer service, long-range planning, technology and more.
  • Reduced registration fees to LLAMA-sponsored continuing education, including webinars
  • Reduced registration fees to LLAMA preconferences
  • Discounted prices for all LLAMA and ALA publications
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the Association--run for office and serve on committees


Take a look inside our membership brochure(pdf)

How to Join LLAMA

You must first be an ALA member before you can join LLAMA. The following is a list of LLAMA first year dues (in addition to ALA membership):

Personal members ($ 50)

Corporate/Organizational members ($ 65)

ALA Student Members ($ 15)

For information on joining LLAMA or ALA, please contact:

LLAMA Office

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60611

1-800-545-2433 ext.5036 mail to:

You may also register online. Please note that the online registration process includes joining ALA (or providing your ALA membership number if you are already a member).