Working for Member Libraries
ALA library members make up about 3,000 of our 60,000 members. But many libraries are “off and on” members through the years. Library-member dues are key to supporting our advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and in the media for your issues. If your library is not currently a member, now is the time for “on” again. We need your library’s membership support so ALA can continue to fight the good fight for libraries of all kinds. Thousands of other libraries know what it means to work together in membership and keep libraries on the agenda.
Library-member dues underwrite several key parts of ALA including the Chapter Relations Office, which provide tools and direct support to state associations; the Washington Office, the only library group talking to Congress about libraries; the Office for Library Advocacy which help train better advocates around the library world; and the Public Information Office as it shows off the value of libraries in the media. Without library membership dues supporting efforts, we would not be as successful working for our member libraries.
Your library's ALA member benefits include: ensuring that Intellectual Freedom is defended in all communities, that Congress knows library funding and policy matter, and that standards are high to ensure the next generation of librarians in public, academic and school libraries have the tools and skills they need to serve. ALA is the voice for library issues - like academic freedom, information policy, copyright and access - in Washington, D.C. and the statehouse. Add your library as a member-advocate today. Call or Click to get started.