ALA Corporate Membership

exhibits at an ala conferenceALA Corporate Members receive recognition as supporters of libraries and library workers and have premier access to more than 57,000 individual and 4,000 organizational members of ALA through our conferences and trade shows. ALA brings Corporate Members visibility in the marketplace and offers member-to-member access to buyers and decision makers in the library community.  Corporate members include businesses not included in either Personal or Organizational definitions that wish to be patrons of ALA.

Corporate Members receive a wide variety of benefits, including preferred booth space assignments for ALA’s Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting; voting membership in ALA and the Exhibitors Round Table (ERT); 10% - 15% discounts on ALA goods and services, including rental of ALA subscription mailing lists; and use of the unique ALA Corporate Member logo.

Select the corporate membership that meets your needs.

Dues rates are for the period of September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.

  • At the $500 level you can designate one Key Benefit (see list below) you wish to receive when you join or renew (changeable year-to-year, but not within the same year of membership).
  • At the $2,000 level you automatically receive ALL of the Key Benefits (listed below)  --  PLUS, 25% off display advertising in American Libraries magazine (available only at the $2,000 level). 

Key Benefits

  • Discounted Membership List Rental. Receive a 15% discount on renting our membership mailing lists, including lists of members active in special interest divisions, sections, and round tables, as well as Canadian and international addresses. 

  • Preferred Exhibit Booth Space. Receive preferred booth space assignments before other exhibitors. Get recognized in conference programs, in Cognotes (our show daily), the ALA’s Membership Pavilion, and  identify your exhibit staff as “Corporate Members” on exhibit badges.

  • Recognition as an ALA Corporate Member in American Libraries Buyers Guide, as well as advanced search in the guide.

  • 25% off display advertising in American Libraries magazine (available only at the $2,000 level). 

All Corporate Members also receive the following benefits.

  • ALA JobLIST: Discounted rates on online classified job ads on the top site for both job seekers and employers in the U.S.

  • American Libraries: A free subscription to American Libraries, the magazine of ALA, providing a wealth of information about libraries, library work and current ALA news and events.

  • AL Direct: Weekly breaking news and information in the award-winning e-newsletter from American Libraries.

Corporate Members may also join any division or round table as an organizational member.

Library Champions are a special level of ALA Corporate Membership. To learn more about the benefits of being a Library Champion or to find out which type of Corporate Membership your business should apply for, contact ALA’s Development Office.

Corporate Membership in ALA Divisions

ALA Division Membership Cost
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) $75
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) $75
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) $55
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) $125
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) $60
Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) $65
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) $90
Public Library Association (PLA) $100
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) $80
United For Libraries:  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations and Foundations (United for Libraries) $55
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) $70

Corporate Membership in ALA Round Tables

ALA Round Table Membership Cost
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange (EMIERT) $25
Exhibits ( ERT) $30
Federal and Armed Forces Librarians (FAFLRT) $30
Games & Gaming (GameRT) $20
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBTRT) $20
Government Documents (GODORT) $35
Intellectual Freedom (IFRT) $20
International Relations (IRRT) $15
Learning (LearnRT) $50
Library History (LHRT) $100
Library Instruction (LIRT) $25
Library Research (LRRT) $25
Library Support Staff Interests (LSSIRT) $10
Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT) $60
New Members ( NMRT) $10
Retired Members (RMRT) $50
Social Responsibilities (SRRT) $25
Staff Organizations (SORT) $6
Sustainability (SustainRT) $10
Video (VRT) $35