Why Belong to ALA?

Join us!

Solving problems, continuing your education, advocating, transforming libraries, connecting and accessing resources

Join ALA to:

  • Connect with like-minded colleagues
  • Get more involved in your profession
  • Build leadership skills
  • Tap into a support system for all professional levels
  • Contribute to the ongoing transformation of libraries

Access and experience:

  • The advocacy tools that help you demonstrate your library’s value
  • Resources and tools for all types of libraries
  • The best in continuing education and professional development
  • Timely and fun conferences
  • Prestigious ALA awards recognizing libraries, literature, and literacy achievements
  • Numerous members-only savings

Have the opportunity to:

  • Be an active player in keeping open access to information
  • Promote 21st-century literacy
  • Champion lobbying for public policies that benefit libraries
  • Support MLIS accreditation best practices and ethical standards

Your support:

As a member you also support ALA’s current areas of strategic focus.

  • Advocacy
  • Information Policy
  • Professional and Leadership Development

ALA Membership

Your investment in membership allows ALA to develop and deliver a world of benefits to you, your library, and your profession—now and throughout your career.

Find out more about ALA membership, including reduced membership costs for students, new, non-salaried, and international members.