Professional Organizations

The perks of joining a professional organization while in school:

  • Membership dues at a discounted rate
  • Participation fulfills one of GSLIS’ ePortfolio components
  • Networking opportunities with people working in the field
  • Lower conference registration fees
  • Continuing education opportunities (i.e. webinars)

Organizations that you may hear about often as a student:

 

Annual Student Rate

(as of August 2016)

Website

American Library Association (ALA)*

$36

ala.org

Illinois Library Association (ILA)

$25

ila.org

Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA)

$25

islma.org

Society of American Archivists

$52

www2.archivists.org

Special Library Association

$50

sla.org

ALA divisions (i.e. Public Library Association) and round tables (i.e. New Members Round Table) have additional dues.

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Organizations that you may also want to consider:

 

Annual Student Rate

(as of August 2016)

Website
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

$61

aallnet.org

American Indian Library Association (AILA)

$10

ailanet.org

ARMA International

(formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators)

$95

(Associate membership)

arma.org

Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA)

$15

apalaweb.org

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)

$10

bcala.org

Chinese American Library Association (CALA)

$15

cala-web.org

Health Science Librarians of Illinois

$5

hsli.org

Indiana Library Federation (ILF)

$38

(Includes joint ALA membership)

ilfonline.org

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

$30

iasl-online.org

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

64 EUR (about $72)

ifla.org

Medical Library Association (MLA)

$50

mlanet.org

Music Library Association (MLA)

$65

musiclibraryassoc.org

REFORMA

 (National Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking)

$10

reforma.org

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA)

$38

(Includes joint ALA membership)

wla.wisconsinlibraries.org

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