General Member Blog

Posted September 15, 2017 by DWOOD

Your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, offers a wide range of benefits and services—and needs your help—and you need its help, as well!—to support libraries in your state. Its members are employed in all types of libraries: academic, public, school, and special. If you're not already a member, today, is a good time to join! Indeed, it’s not only a good day to join, with budget cuts and worse directed at libraries in many states, it’s also imperative—now more than ever—to support your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state....

Posted November 29, 2016 by DWOOD

Want to save money and advocate for libraries, nationally and in your own state? Join the American Library Association and your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, right this very minute. Let me show you how! Forty-one Chapters (aka state library associations) partner with ALA to offer students the opportunity to join them and ALA for one low price of $38, now through August 31, 2017. ALA asks you to join online by completing the secure forms found at the joint membership program page. If you join online, ALA membership and the participating Chapters each receive a receipt that day of your having joined! And...

Posted March 28, 2016 by DWOOD

Want to find out the best way to advocate for libraries in your state! Join your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, right this very minute and let them show you how it's done! It’s imperative—now more than ever—to support your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state. Your Chapter membership will also benefit you personally and professionally: You’ll receive discounts for attending your state association’s annual conference; You’ll enjoy networking with other students, librarians...

Posted April 8, 2015 by DWOOD

Your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, needs your help to support libraries in your state. If you're not already a member, right this very minute is the best time to join! Indeed, it’s not only a good time to join, with budget cuts and worse directed at libraries in many states, it’s also imperative— now more than ever—to support your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state. Your Chapter membership will also benefit you personally and professionally: You’ll receive discounts for...

Posted January 20, 2015 by DWOOD

In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, Librarians Build Communities (LBC), a Membership Initiative Group of the American Library Association (ALA), has organized a community blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Conference attendees are encouraged to join LBC in this life-saving event on Saturday, January 31, 2015, and Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the end of aisle 4800, ALA Exhibit Hall, McCormick Place West (MPW) - Level 3, Halls F1, F2. Special thanks to LifeSource. ALA and LBC recognize there are many restrictions regarding blood donations. Among those is the...

Posted August 20, 2014 by DWOOD

August 20, 2014 Your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, needs your help to support libraries in your state. If you're not already a member, now, right now, is a good time to join! Indeed, it’s not only a good time to join, with budget cuts and worse directed at libraries in many states, it’s also imperative— now more than ever—to support your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state. Your Chapter membership will also benefit you personally and professionally: You’ll receive discounts for attending your state association’s...

Posted February 10, 2014 by DWOOD

Your state library association, also known as an ALA Chapter, needs your help to support libraries in your state. If you’re not already a member, now, right now, is a good time to join! Indeed, it’s not only a good time to join, with budget cuts and worse directed at libraries in many states, it’s also imperative—now more than ever—to support your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within your state. Your Chapter membership will also benefit you personally and professionally: You’ll receive discounts for attending...

Posted January 10, 2013 by DWOOD

If you want to purchase bookmarks and posters to participate in Money Smart Week, April 20-27, 2013, a national initiative between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances, ALA needs your order form by February 6. You may view the bookmarks and posters on page Money Smart Week Promotional Materials before ordering them on the 2013 Money Smart Week Order Form. Bookmarks are sold in packs of 250 @ $10 per pack. View the bookmark here: 2013 Money Smart Week Bookmark (PDF); posters (24"x36") are sold @ $10...