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ALA is an exciting place to be these days — and for good reason. Thanks to ever-improving programming, a focus on advocacy, professional and leadership development, and information policy, combined with exciting online courses, and our membership community, ALA Connect, members are involved, making a difference for their libraries and their careers. ALA membership instantly connects you to a network of dedicated library professionals.  

Personal Membership
Organizational Membership
Corporate Membership
Joint ALA-State Chapter Student Membership


ALA Membership helps you:

  • Increase your ability to reach and serve your community
  • Meet, connect, and network with professionals from all areas of library work
  • Strengthen libraries and the profession 
  • Enhance your library’s effectiveness
  • Build and share your knowledge
  • Engage in the latest trends and issues
  • Discover new technologies and innovations
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Support and advocate for the public’s access to information
  • Make an impact on related legislative issues
  • Change the world for the better through libraries