ALA organizational membership supports and provides access to invaluable for solving problems and providing services to the communities we serve. Learn about the benefits that come along with your organizational membership below.
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Advocacy Toolkits & Resources
Advocacy is integral to achieving libraries’ role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for everyone in our communities. Whether at the local, state, or federal level, telling a compelling story to the right decision maker can make a difference in funding and policies related to the valuable services libraries offer. However, being an effective library advocate goes beyond contacting legislators when a critical bill is on the floor for a vote.
Advocacy is a year-round commitment to building meaningful connections with decision makers at every level – relationships we can draw on when the time comes to advocate for a specific bill or issue.
From best practices for engaging elected leaders and local media to one-pagers on issues like copyright, ALA provides resources to help you develop a year-round advocacy strategy and information to enhance your knowledge of library-related policy issues.
ALA JobLIST (discounts on listings)
Organizational and Corporate members qualify for exclusive discounted member rates and can save as much as 30% on job ads posted to ALA JobLIST – the award-winning source for careers in Library & Information Science & Technology. No one reaches the engaged, qualified professionals and students you want to hire like ALA can!
Booklist Online Unlimited-User Accounts Discount
Give access to 25+ years of Booklist reviews and articles to your school, school district, public library system, or college/university. ALA corporate members receive 20% off pricing listed here. Enter code “ALA Member” in the order form or email email@example.com .
Library Worklife E-newsletter
Easy-to-access, easy-to-share information about issues such as career advancement, certification, human resources practice, pay equity, recruitment, research, and work/life balance via a free, opt-in subscription to the Library Worklife e-newsletter from ALA-Allied Professional Association. Delivered electronically the second Tuesday of each month.
Library Salary Database (ALA-APA Survey)
The Library Salary Database features salary information from the 2019 ALA-APA Salary Survey. (Responses from a total of 727 libraries reporting for 12,032 positions were analyzed for the 2019 report). Users, who access the database with their institutional ALA ID and password, may search for salary information by position, library type, state and/or region.
For technical and content questions please contact the ALA-APA office or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Publication and Products Discount
Members save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editions and ALA Graphics, Discounts do not apply to already discounted items, to special offers or sets. Discounts are not combined.