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Advocacy is integral to achieving libraries’ role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for everyone in our communities. Whether at the local, state, or federal level, telling a compelling story to the right decision maker can make a difference in funding and policies related to the valuable services libraries offer. However, being an effective library advocate goes beyond contacting legislators when a critical bill is on the floor for a vote.
Advocacy is a year-round commitment to building meaningful connections with decision makers at every level – relationships we can draw on when the time comes to advocate for a specific bill or issue.
From best practices for engaging elected leaders and local media to one-pagers on issues like copyright, ALA provides resources to help you develop a year-round advocacy strategy and information to enhance your knowledge of library-related policy issues.
Organizational and Corporate members qualify for exclusive discounted member rates and can save as much as 30% on job ads posted to ALA JobLIST – the award-winning source for careers in Library & Information Science & Technology. No one reaches the engaged, qualified professionals and students you want to hire like ALA can!
Book Club Central is an online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book club selections, author interviews, discussion questions, resources for your library and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Visit Book Club Central to learn more.
Conference Group Rate Pricing Discounts for Organizational member staffers who are not individual members of ALA
As an Organizational Member, your institution is entitled to a discount of 15% off the full-priced registration to ALA Annual Conference for groups of 4 or more staffers, friends and trustees who are not already ALA personal members.
Easy-to-access, easy-to-share information about issues such as career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, and work/life balance via a free, opt-in subscription to the Library Worklife e-newsletter from ALA-Allied Professional Association. Delivered electronically the second Tuesday of each month.
The Library Salary Database features salary information from the most recently published ALA-APA Library Salary Surveys of more than 65 librarian and non-MLS positions in academic and public libraries. Users, who access the database with their institutional ALA ID and password, may search for salary information by position, library type, state and/or region.
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