ALA Membership

Step Up, Step Forward—join and save

Step up and step forward when you become an ALA member. Join ALA today and save on your conference registration, expand your network, build your knowledge, and help to improve your profession.

See how joining ALA can benefit you and the profession.

Stop by the Virtual ALA Lounge

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While you’re exploring The Library Marketplace, be sure to stop by the ALA Lounge to find information and the latest news and resources from across the association.  You can chat with ALA Staff in the booth or schedule a video chat appointment — and have fun with our "How to Conference At Home" tips and tools.

  • Up to date information from across the association – find virtual materials with news and updates covering everything from advocacy to new grant opportunities and more.

  • Find out how membership can help enhance your career and gain information that will help you improve library services to your community.

  • Connect with staff from the ALA Member Relations and Services team – staff will be available in the booth during set hours to answer your questions about ALA. You can also schedule appointments for more in-depth video or audio chat about ALA membership

  • How to "Conference At Home" tips & tools offers you some fun ideas on how to recreate the ALA Annual experience from your own home. Print DIY conference badges for your pets, make your own ribbons, and share the fun on social media – you may even win some bragging rights!

ALA Lounge Staff Hours:

Wednesday, June 23: 9:00am - 12:00pm CT  /  3:00pm - 5:00pm CT

Thursday, June 24: 9:00am - 11:00am CT  /  2:00pm - 5:00pm CT

Friday, June 25: 9:00am - 10:00am CT  /  1:00pm - 5:00pm CT

Saturday, June 26: 9:00am - 11:00am CT  /  1:00pm - 5:00pm CT