Organizational Membership Difference Versus Personal/Individual Membership?
Through organizational membership in ALA, your library gains a unique opportunity to have its concerns clearly heard at the national level. Joining ALA is a benefit to your organization and in maintaining a strong a voice in the future of America’s libraries. Eligibility includes all types of libraries, not-for-profit schools conducting programs of library education, and other not-for-profit organizations including library associations, affiliated organizations, and international organizations.
ALA works 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. Joining ALA offers your library a wide range of benefits, including discounts such as professional publications, employment, and management resources, human resource and managerial resources, information, and important library-related insurance.
Organizational Member Dues Information
Rates effective September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.
$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
by Service Population
by # of Students in the District
by Student FTE
|Very Small||<10,000||Any single building or district <300||<1,000|
|Small||10k - 24k||300 - 499||1k-3k|
|Medium||25k - 99k||500-749||3k-10k|
|Large||100 - 499k||750-999||10k-30k|
State Library Agencies need to self-identify as Very Small to Very Large based on their total budgets minus any "pass through" funds.
Organizational Membership in ALA Divisions
Dues rates effective September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.
|American Association of School Librarians (AASL)||$75|
|Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)||$86|
|Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)||$55|
|Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)||$125|
|Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)||$61*|
|Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)||$65|
|Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)||$90|
|Public Library Association (PLA)||$106|
|Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)||$80|
|United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations||$55|
|Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)||$72|
* ASGCLA 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|
|Film and Media (FMRT) *Note: previously "Video Round Table"||$30|
|Games & Gaming (GameRT)||$20|
|Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBTRT)||$20|
|Graphic Novel and Comics (GNCRT)||$30|
|Government Documents (GODORT)||$35|
|Intellectual Freedom (IFRT)||$20|
|International Relations (IRRT)||$15|
|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)||$50|
|Retired Members (RMRT)||$50|
|Social Responsibilities (SRRT)||$20|
|Staff Organizations (SORT)||$6|