ALA Organizational Membership

ALA Membership PavilionYour library has a unique opportunity through Organizational Membership in the American Library Association (ALA) to have your concerns about legislation, funding, library use, and advocacy heard at a national level. Organizational Members know that ALA focuses on issues that are important to libraries and library workers. Joining ALA is a benefit to your organization and a voice in the future of America’s libraries.

Eligible organizations include not-for-profit libraries and not-for-profit schools conducting programs of library education as well as other not-for-profit organizations including library associations, affiliated organizations, and foreign organizations. 

ALA works through the @ your library campaign® to increase public awareness about the value of libraries to our communities. Organizational Members can take advantage of many ALA programs and events to help expand staff skills and services. Aligning your organization with ALA provides your library with a wide variety of benefits, including discounts on ALA resources like our professional publications, employment and management resources, and affiliated insurance programs. Organizational Members now enjoy a 15% discount for ALA Annual Conference registration for groups of 4 or more staff. 

2014 - 2015 Organizational Dues

Dues rates effective September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.

$175 - Very Small Library
$300 - Small
$500 - Medium
$1,300 - Large
$2,000 - Very Large

$150 - Other - includes Chapters and Affiliates, International Libraries, and non-profit organizations other than libraries

Size Public Libraries
by Service Population
School Libraries
by # of Students in the District
Academic Libraries
by Student FTE
Very Small <10,000 Any single bldg or districts under 300 <1,000
Small 10k-24k 300-499 1k-3k
Medium 25k-99k 500-749 3k-10k
Large 100-499k 750-999 10k-30k
Very Large >500k >1,000 >30k


Organizational Membership in ALA Divisions

Dues rates effective September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.

ALA Division Dues
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 $55
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) $70

* Please note: ASCLA membership for state libraries is $500.

Organizational Membership in ALA Round Tables

ALA Round Table Dues
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange (EMIERT) $25
Exhibits ( ERT) $30
Federal and Armed Forces Librarians (FAFLRT) $30
Games & Gaming (GameRT) $30
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