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This is a special invitation to you to join with us and hundreds of other librarians and library employees in Arkansas in becoming a member of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA). ArLA has been promoting library service and the profession of librarianship in the state of Arkansas since 1911. ArLA serves all libraries and is a chapter of the American Library Association.

Benefits of Personal Membership:
  • First-time members can now join for $25 regardless of their income;
  • Joint Membership with the American Library Association for students for $38;
  • A subscription to Arkansas Libraries, the quarterly journal of the Arkansas Library Association;
  • Scholarships for study in an American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Studies;
  • Membership in an unlimited amount of communities of interest;
  • Reduced registration fees at conferences;
  • Eligibility to serve as Association officers or in leadership positions in committees and communities of Interest;
  • Networking with fellow librarians and library workers throughout the state.

Benefits of Institutional Membership:

The institutional fee would include ArLA memberships for all of the professional and support staff members of that library with the following benefits:

  •        Participation in as many Communities of Interest (CI) as desired, and ability to serve on ArLA committees, however, to hold an office in ArLA or chair a committee or CI would require a personal membership.
  • ·       Participation in ArLA events or workshops for free or at member/discounted rate.
  • ·       Participation in ArLA conferences at a discounted rate.
  • ·       Receipt of ArLA publications.
  • ·       Participation in elections (one vote per institution) and business meetings.
  • ·       Free access to ArLA listservs and participation in any ArLA blogs or online forums.
  • ·       Recognition of institutional members in ArLA publications, the ArLA website, and special recognition at the annual conference.
  • ·       Free postings on job lines.
  • ·       Discounted exhibit space at conferences and discounted ads in association publications.
  • ·       Access to group purchasing programs.
  • ·       Participation in statewide advocacy and legislative programs. 
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