Membership Office

Participate in the 2014 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM14)

CHICAGO — ALA members have an online forum that gives them a chance to be heard - Virtual Membership Meetings. 

ASCLA 2014 Midwinter workshops: leadership success, online course design and how to become a library consultant

CHICAGO - Designing online courses, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant are some of the exciting topics to be addressed at institutes offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The addition of the UMB Rewards Credit Card significantly expands ALA’s Affinity/Member Value Programs (MVP)

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and UMB CardPartner ( have launched the American Library Association affinity Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card, expanding its Affinity/MVP Programs for ALA members.

Register for the June 6 Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM13)

CHICAGO — ALA President Maureen Sullivan, Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels, and the Committee on Membership Meetings (COMM) invite all ALA personal members to register for and to participate in ALA’s annual online Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM13) on Wednesday, June 6th from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT.  

Pew’s Lee Rainie shares latest research on evolving library patrons at RUSA President’s Program, 2013 ALA Conference

CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, for “The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program” on Saturday, June 29 at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago; RUSA will also host a discussion of the issues presented at the program on Sunday, June 30.

ALA Council approves dues adjustment proposal

CHICAGO — On January 29th at its meeting in Seattle during the Midwinter Meeting, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal and directed that it be placed on the spring ALA ballot for membership approval.

Register now for June 6 ALA Virtual Membership Meeting

ALA Virtual Membership Meeting 2012 on June 6

CHICAGO —ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels invite all members of the American Library Association to participate in the Association’s first online Virtual Membership Meeting from
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 6.  

ALA GraphiCon—the mini conference within ALA Annual Conference!

CHICAGO — ALA GraphiCon is an innovation for 2012 ALA Annual Conference, offering a wide range of programs, events and exhibits specially for graphic novel and comic fans and anyone wanting to learn more about their role in the library.

GraphiCon 2012 @ Annual includes the following programs, with details in the Conference Scheduler:

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