There Are So Many Reasons To Be A VLA Member!

How To Join

We couldn’t operate without your support! Join today by filling out the online membership form:

Membership Sign-Up Page:

Membership in VLA runs on the calendar year (January 1st-December 31st, regardless of join date). Dues schedules range from $15 – $35 for individual members and $50 – $100 for institutions.

Membership Benefits

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is an all-volunteer run organization that is over 300 members strong! Membership is open to absolutely everyone. The list of benefits is growing all the time and currently includes:

All members:

  • The VLA News, our member-only e-newsletter, is delivered to your inbox quarterly (institutional members get one issue sent to the email on file that they share with interested persons within their institution).
  • Sign yourself up for the VTlibraries listserv, as well as other online communities.
  • Access to the Vermont Library Substitute Pool, either as a potential employer or temp/sub employee.
  • Members are honored at the Vermont Library Conference via VLA annual awards, as well as non-VLA achievements, such as receiving Vermont Department of Libraries Certification.
  • Have fun meeting librarians statewide!

Individual members:

Institutional Members:

Your membership supports state-wide initiatives and advocacy for libraries & librarians in a number of ways:

  • The John Swan Intellectual Freedom Fund is administered through VLA, coordinating a lecture series that brings nationally known speakers to Vermont.
  • We research salary compensation and provide that information to librarians, trustees, and employers.
  • VLA Officers represent our interests on the New England Library Association (NELA) and American Library Association (ALA) boards.
  • VLA advocates for libraries with state and federal government officials as well as individual libraries faced with reading materials challenges, difficulties in information access, protection of patron privacy rights, and related issues.

Need More Information?

Contact the Membership & Outreach Committee, we’re always happy to talk about your membership!

Helen Linda
Membership & Outreach Chair