Membership in ALSC

By becoming an ALSC member, you are not only taking advantage of an amazing opportunity for growth, you're also supporting our mission to support and enhance library service to all children. Learn more about benefits, dues, and payment options below.

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Access resources that strengthen libraries & services

  • Receive an automatic subscription to Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, a quarterly publication, delivered in print and digitally, that provides continuing education and showcases scholarly research and practice in library service to children ($50 value)
  • Apply for up to $100k annually in awards, scholarships and grants available only to ALSC members
  • Receive up to a 20% discount on professional products including ALSC books on awards, best practices and innovative programming ideas
  • Apply for travel scholarships for special events such as the National Institute and ALSC preconferences
  • Access ALSC’s Everyday Advocacy website, designed to nurture and support all advocates of library service to children and librarians serving youth

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Participate in professional development that transforms careers

  • Receive up to a 20% discount on quarterly online courses that develop new skills and areas of expertise for librarians and children’s literature enthusiasts
  • Members receive access to an exclusive archive of free webinars and a 50% discount on any paid webinars through ALSC
  • Take advantage of special rates on pre-conferences, conferences, and ALSC National Institute's

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Network with individuals across the country to build connections and community

  • Collaborate with approximately 50k ALA members via ALA Connect, ALA’s online member network
  • Access ALSC Community Forums, which bring members together to discuss important issues in children’s library service (ALA login required)
  • Join members across the country in building Competency development via the ALSC Mentoring Program
  • Be eligible to vote and stand for candidacy in all ALSC elections, including award committee elections

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