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Library school students are eligible to join both the American Library Association (ALA) and the Vermont Library Association (VLA) at one low price of $38.00 a year for up to five years. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association.

For ALA it includes: 6 issues of American Libraries magazine, weekly e-delivery of AL Direct, bi-monthly Student Direct, discounts on ALA and Division conferences, 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics, access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities.

For VLA it includes: 4 issues of VLA News e-newsletter, discounts on VLA events and conferences, 20% off tuition at Drexel, eligibility for scholarships, access to the Vermont Library Substitute Pool and mentors, and voting in VLA elections.

For more information: ALA Student Membership: Your Questions Answered

Eligibility –

  • new member to both organizations
  • full or part-time students in a traditional or distance program of study or certification in MLS/MLIS, NCATE, or LTA programs

How to Sign Up –

  1. Fill out the VLA Membership Form
  2. Pay and fill out the brief ALA/Vermont Joint Student Membership Form

Questions –

VLA Questions: email Helen Linda at vermontlibrariesmembers@gmail.com

ALA Questions: email Don Wood at dwood@ala.org