ALA LSSIRT Membership Information

As an ALA member, you will receive:

  • Tangible benefits such as a subscription to American Libraries (11 issues per year), discounts on ALA publications and graphics, member rates at conferences (including the annual Empowerment Conference with special support staff-focused content), special travel and tour benefits, voting privileges, and a copy of the Handbook of Organization.
  • Professional support through active national programs in legislation, intellectual freedom, standards, research, technology, and more.
  • Information and networking for professional development.
  • A voice in the future of your profession.

If you have any questions, contact ALA Membership Services (312) 944-6780, (800) 545-2433, press 9; FAX: 312-944-2641; E-mail:

Options for joining:

  • Personal membership: Library Support Staff Membership (LSS) is available to those employed in library and information services or related positions that do not require a degree, state certification or are not managerial.
    Read more about it here.
  • Are you a Library School student? Twenty-eight State Library Associations allow students to join them and ALA for one low price of $38, from now through August 31, 2015. 
    Read more about it here.

For questions or comments, contact the LSSIRT Staff Liaison, Danielle M. Ponton