Member Value Programs (MVP)

ALA Member Value Programs (MVP), which are for ALA members only, bring real, tangible value to you and your library.  Be sure to log-in to access this information. Join ALA today. 

member celebratingLearn about the direct benefits of membership, including discounts on products and services for yourself and your library. Start taking advantage of MVP today.

Personal: Join more than 58,000 ALA members and collectively support and advance your profession and enhance your own knowledge, abilities, and career. Details.                                                                               

Organizational: Whatever your library type , standing together in membership lets libraries, librarians, and staff members access solutions and resources to address problems otherwise faced alone. Details.

Select the program in which you are interested from this alphabetical list or scroll down the page for complete details about each program.

Personal Member Value Programs

NEW! Credit Card – CardPartner from UMB

NEW! Identity Theft Protection – LifeLock

NEW! The UPS® Savings Program

@ Your Library Campaign

Advocacy University

American Libraries magazine

AL Direct  - NOW EVEN BETTER 

Auto Insurance – Geico

Auto Rental – Avis

Awards, Scholarships & Grants for ALA Members

Conference Discounts – ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting.

Digital Galleys – NetGalley-Priority access of digital galleys for ALA members.  

Dollar Day Savings

Homeowner’s Insurance – Geico

I Love Libraries website for the public

JobList Online – Free Registration

Office Supply Discount Program – OfficeMax

Online Learning

Publication Discounts for Members

 

 

 

 


 



 

Personal Member Benefits & Value Programs: Scroll for Complete Details

 @ Your Library Campaign

Increased public awareness about the value of libraries to our communities via the @ your library campaign ®  

At your library, The Campaign for America's Libraries


American Libraries magazine subscription

 $75 subscription included as part of your membership (six issues per year plus additional special issues and e-issues). American Libraries is the journal of the Association, providing members with a wealth of knowledge and information about libraries, library work, and current events in the Association.

american libraries


 AL Direct e-newsletter

Consistently recognized as a excellent publication and as one of the most valuable ALA benefit, this members only e-newsletter is delivered weekly to your email inbox.  

American Libraries is excited to announce the relaunch AL Direct. The new AL Direct features a responsive design that will make reading easier on a tablet or phone.

In addition, the news cycle will be faster. Instead of a single weekly delivery, AL Direct will come out twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Tuesday, October 7, in a more tightly curated format. And we’ll be offering daily news headlines on AmericanLibrariesMagazine.org for those of you who just can’t get enough library news through the new AL Direct. Sign up for an RSS feed to get the full listing of news from units, divisions, library bloggers, and the general media coverage.

AL Direct is the best source for breaking news and headlines that affects libraries, including news and features from divisions and round tables.

american libraries direct


 Auto Insurance

ALA Members have access to discounted rates on auto and homeowner’s insurance through GEICO Direct.

Geico


 Advocacy University

Information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Advocacy University


 Auto Rental

Avis discounts on rental cars for ALA Members are available through Avis. To reserve a car, visit the Avis website or contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 and use our Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D005980.

avis


Awards, Scholarships and Grants

A variety of grants and fellowships that provide funding or material support for present or future activities. Grants may be offered to support the planning and implementation of programs, aid in the preparation of a dissertation or other publications, and to promote research in library and information sciences. Grants are also given to support travel to conferences, such as the ALA Annual Conference, or other events that can broaden an individual's experience or education in librarianship. These include Book, Print & Media Awards, General Award Information, Grants & Fellowships, Professional Recognition Awards, Scholarships, and Youth Media Awards.

 


Conference Discounts

The largest library conferences and trade shows in the world are available to you at a discount as an ALA Member. ALA Personal Members always receive a discount on registration fees for Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting during preliminary registration. 

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits


Credit Card – NEW!

Go to the Customer Application page to apply now!

  • Receive Visa Platinum benefits including online banking, auto rental, travel insurance, and much more!
  • Earn redeemable rewards points by shopping at participating retailers.
  • Show your ALA support and pride by selecting one of our customized card designs.
  • Have the security of fraud protection and 24/7 emergency customer service.

View the rates and fees.


Digital Galleys from NetGalley

Are you one of over 10,000 librarians already using NetGalley? If so, update your profile and be sure to list the ALA as one of your professional organizations! If not, sign up for free to start previewing the newest titles on all major reading devices and tablets. Librarians have one of the highest approval ratings, especially when your library name and ALA membership is shown clearly in your NetGalley profile!

Enhanced Access to NetGalley. ALA members who sign up to request digital galleys from NetGalley can now add their ALA member number to their profile, to speed request approval and access to upcoming titles. NetGalley’s catalog currently includes new titles from more than 200 publishers. The digital galleys can be read securely on all major reading devices and tablets. There is no charge for readers to use the site, and ALA members can register with NetGalley. 

Net Galley


Dollar Day Savings

ALA members now have the added benefit of free shipping and no minimum order on wholesale and closeout products to stretch their dollars even further. DollarDays International has over 1.5 Million registered users and ships bulk items by the case to all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. DollarDays International is a web-based virtual warehouse, where libraries, schools, churches, non-profit organizations and business owners can find great deals on more than 55,000 consumer products, from books and calendars and wholesale office and school supplies to cleaning supplies, electronics such as headphones and ear buds, to holiday and seasonal merchandise. To take advantage of these member benefits ALA members should simply register their account at www.ALA.DollarDays.com.


Homeowner Insurance

ALA Members have access to discounted rates on homeowner’s as well as auto insurance through GEICO Direct.

Geico


Identity Theft Protection – NEW!

Identity thieves want it all—your finances, your credit and your good name. Your identity needs protection. That’s why the ALA has partnered with LifeLock—the industry leader in identity theft protection.  And as a member of ALA, you can get LifeLock® identity theft protection or LifeLock UltimateTM protection for 2 months free, plus 10% off!*

Visit: 1800members.com/LifeLock/Library  and enroll today.

*Discount represents two months free included with purchase of annual plan. Valid for first year only.

Choose from two levels of protection:

LifeLock® Identity Theft Protection

  • Identify threat detection and alerts*
  • Replacement of lost debit or credit cards
  • Internet monitoring
  • $1 Million service guarantee**
  • And more!

LifeLock UltimateTM Protection

Includes all services in LifeLock identity theft protection, plus:

  • Expanded checking and savings account application alerts*
  • Bank account takeover alerts*
  • 24/7 Online access to your annual credit reports and monthly score
  • And more!

* Network does not cover transactions and scope may vary.

** The benefits under the Service Guarantee are provided under a Master Insurance Policy underwritten by State National Insurance Company. Under the Service Guarantee LifeLock will spend up to $1 million to hire experts to help your recovery. As this is only a summary, please see the actual policy for applicable terms and restrictions at LifeLock.com.

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I Love Libraries

ALA’s website for the public, I Love Libraries is designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings.

I Love Libraries

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JobList Online

Personal members can subscribe to ALA JobLIST Direct, the free bi-weekly e-newsletter from ALA JobLIST! The newsletter keeps you up to date on what’s going on with job-seeking and hiring in the profession—including information on new publications, professional development offerings and opportunities to connect and network. LINK

American Library Association Joblist

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OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program 

Office Max Workplace (logo)

Members of ALA will enjoy substantial savings of 31% to 88% off the manufacturers’ list price on frequently purchased items, and get reduced pricing on more than 12,000 in-stock products and 3,700 environmentally preferable products and services. Members will also receive discounts on certain ImPress® print and document services. Whether you order online or at an OfficeMax store, your exclusive ALA member discounts apply.

This member program offers:

  • Exclusive ALA member pricing
  • Award-winning customer service
  • No-hassle returns
  • Free delivery on in-stock orders over $50

Please call 1-800-636-2377 to request more information.   Begin saving today with the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program!


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Online Learning

Access ALA’s wide range of library-related online learning–covering fundamentals, advances, trends, and hot topics at ALA Online Learning.

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Publication Discounts

Members save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics, Discounts do not apply to already discounted items, to special offers or sets. Discounts are not combined.

American Library Association EditionsAmerican Library Association Graphics

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The UPS® Savings Program

Let ALA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®. Enroll in the UPS Savings Program and save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:

  • Up to 34% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 32% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.

Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers’ needs. With more service options, superior ground-delivery coverage and overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. to more ZIP Codes than any other carrier, it’s time to put the power of logistics to work for you.

To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/library or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

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Organizational Member Benefits & Value Programs: Details

@ Your Library Campaign

Increased public awareness about the value of libraries to our communities via the @ your library campaign ®

At your library, The Campaign for America's Libraries


4imprint

A leading promotional products supplier, 4imprint , is excited to offer ALA Organizational Member Libraries an additional 10% off their already Guaranteed Lowest Prices. 4imprint offers a large selection of imprinted merchandise with more than 4,000 products—from coffee mugs and pens to awards and apparel; many produced and ready to ship in 9 working days or less! 4imprint Guarantees: Lowest prices or double the difference, On-time shipment or your order is free and 100% customer satisfaction. Visit 4imprint.com/ala today for further details and to obtain your Organizational Member discount code or call our dedicated customer service team toll-free at 1-888-298-8153.

4 Imprint


Advocacy University

Information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Advocacy University


Better World Books

Organizational Members may take advantage of a 15% discount off books and merchandise purchased through Better World Books. Use discount code ‘ALA_2008’ when ordering online.

Better World Books


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. LINK

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

 


DriveSavers Data Recovery

Organizational Members save up to 27% on fast, reliable, and secure data recovery services through DriveSavers Data Recovery. Just reference number ‘DS82154’ when calling 800-440-1904 or online at www.drivesavers.com/estimate for your ALA Organizational Member discount.

Drive Savers Data Recovery


I Love Libraries

ALA’s website for the public, I Love Libraries is designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings.

I Love Libraries

 


JobList

Organizational Members receive up to a 30% discount on job postings through ALA’s JobList site - your number one source for careers in Library & Information Science and Technology. Additional discounts on Job Ads and Classifieds. LINK

American Library Association Joblist


Library Insurance program

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a leading provider of property and causality insurance for businesses and non-profits, has developed an affinity program for ALA Member public libraries for various insurance products. ALA Member libraries have a unique opportunity with Gallagher to evaluate current insurance needs and choose from supplemental or other comprehensive coverages that are written specifically for libraries. Gallagher offers ALA Member libraries "better than market" rates as a benefit. Gallagher has worked closely with The Hartford to create a set of options that are specific to the needs of libraries. Contact Gallagher to discuss their many coverage options, including, pre-construction and construction.

  • Building and physical plant
  • Collections
  • Rare books, manuscripts, and artwork
  • Electronic data
  • Employee liability
  • Directors and officers

Contact Erika_Morris@AJG.com or 630-285-3840 for a confidential assessment of your library insurance needs. Gallagher's home page can be found at www.ajg.com. Please note that coverage is only available to U.S. public libraries. For information about enrolling your library as an ALA Member, visit AJG's organizational member page.

Arthur J. Gallagher and Company


E-book Media and Communications Toolkit

E-book Media and Communications Toolkit has resources to help start and continue the conversation regarding library e-book lending, access issues, and general public awareness. Tools include press release and op-ed templates and guidelines for using them with editorial and news media contacts, news hooks you can use locally, tips for relationship building with media contacts, and links to examples of e-book-related editorials and news stories.

e-book toolkit


Library Support Program – Empowering Voices

The “Empowering Voices” program provide tools and training for libraries to assess their strengths, recruit community supporters, and tell the story of the transformative power of libraries.

Empowering Voices Transforming Communities

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Library Support Program – Tough Economy Toolkit

The Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit contains resources and tools, including news clips, op-eds and statistics to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times.


Library Worklife E-newsletter

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. Delivered electronically the second Tuesday of each month.

American Library Association Allied Professional Association, the organization for the advancement of library employees


Library Salary Database

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.

American Library Association Allied Professional Association, the organization for the advancement of library employees


 

Membership Badges

Show your support of ALA!

Display these membership badges on your website or in emails.
To download: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on image and choose "Save As."  Note the location of the file.

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

ALA Organizational Member Web Bage

ALA Library Membership Bookmarks

Bookmark:

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Available at no charge.
Shipping is free, too!

Bookmarks are packaged in bundles of 10.

Order yours today!

 

 

 

To print your own bookmarks download the PDF file.

Library Membership Bookmark  (PDF)

 

 


OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program 

Office Max Workplace (logo)

Members of ALA will enjoy substantial savings of 31% to 88% off the manufacturers’ list price on frequently purchased items, and get reduced pricing on more than 12,000 in-stock products and 3,700 environmentally preferable products and services. Members will also receive discounts on certain ImPress® print and document services. Whether you order online or at an OfficeMax store, your exclusive ALA member discounts apply.

This member program offers:

  • Exclusive ALA member pricing
  • Award-winning customer service
  • No-hassle returns
  • Free delivery on in-stock orders over $50

Please call 1-800-636-2377 to request more information.   Begin saving today with the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program!


Publication Discounts

Members save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics.Discounts do not apply to already discounted items, to special offers or sets. Discounts are not combined.

American Library Association EditionsAmerican Library Association Graphics

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The UPS® Savings Program

Let ALA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®. Enroll in the UPS Savings Program and save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including:

  • Up to 34% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 32% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.

Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers’ needs. With more service options, superior ground-delivery coverage and overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. to more ZIP Codes than any other carrier, it’s time to put the power of logistics to work for you.

To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/library or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

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