Academic and research librarians are motivated by the extraordinary possibilities that higher education offers, and are indispensable partners in making our educational communities more effective. As a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers, you're part of a diverse and engaged community of colleagues serving every kind of academic and research library.
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ACRL provides a variety of meaningful opportunities to become active and engage with your community. Our valued members give back to the Association and gain essential experience in return. Explore the possibilities and find your home!
Communities of Practice
Meet. Share. Learn. Grow your network of colleagues and peers by joining as many of ACRL's unique sections and interest groups as you choose.
Whether online or in-person, ACRL has learning opportunities for everyone. Check out our upcoming offerings today. Oh, and did we mention members always get a discount?
Influence the field and advance your career through publishing, presenting, scholarship opportunities, and mentoring.
Benefits and Discounts
As an ACRL member, enjoy discounts on ACRL publications, e-Learning opportunities, and registration for ACRL conferences and events.
Lead the change! Contribute your time, energy, and talent to advancing the profession and the higher education community. Learn how you can volunteer and serve.
Working with ACRL
New to ACRL? Looking for that one particular form? We have tools to help you better understand how the Association works and guide you through the process of working with ACRL.
Student Member Resources
International Member Resources
Member of the Week
Each week, ACRL spotlights a different member of our community. Meet some of your fellow members and discover the depth of our community. Want to be featured or nominate a colleague? Contact Mary Jane Petrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
If you have questions regarding your membership, please contact the ALA Member and Customer Service (MACS) Center at email@example.com or 1-800-545-2433. MACS representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.
Login to the ALA website, click on “View My ALA,” then choose “Update My Profile” to make changes to your contact information. Be sure to click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page to validate your changes. Or call ALA Member Services at 800-545-2433.