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Learn about the benefits offered to all ALA members - personal, organizational and corporate - by the American Library Assocaition. www.ala.org/membership for more information.

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    • Maximizing your return on involvement. member benefits guide
    • Make Sure You Make the Most of Your MembershipCongratulations! You have taken the first step and become a member of theAmerican Library Association.Whether you’re a Personal, Organizational, or Corporate member, your dues — and yourinvolvement — make a real difference for all types of libraries across the country and aroundthe world. You are supporting outreach and advocacy work—including efforts in Washington,D.C., to increase funding for libraries; efforts promoting greater visibility for libraries among localdecision makers, the media and the general public; and the defense of intellectual freedom inlibraries. But while you’re helping us support the work and goals of America’s libraries, be sureto take advantage of all the opportunities your ALA membership provides that directly helpyou. These include:• Individuals: Gain access to career development and advancement. You can enjoy a widerange of exclusive networking opportunities, programs, resources and discounted offerings thatadvance your career and enhance library services in your community.• Libraries and Organizations: Offset your costs of doing business with discounts on services,conferences and professional CE opportunities around ALA.• Corporate and Vendor Members: Reach key library decision makers and buyers. Optimizeyour visibility by taking advantage of member-only discounts on advertising and preferredexhibit positions at ALA conventions and trade shows.
    • Table of Contents PagePersonal Member Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Free and Discounted Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Product and Service Discounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Professional Development Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Association Leadership Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Organizational Member Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7 Free and Discounted Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Product and Service Discounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Professional Development Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Corporate Member Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Key Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Universal Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cover Image: Participants in a recent Libraries Build Communities service project at ALA Annual Conference.
    • Personal Member BenefitsAdvance your career while you advance the profession!Welcome to the ALA – the association designed to help advance your career as you helpimprove library services in your community. Your voice, added to that of our more than60,000 other members, helps us collectively achieve our goals of supporting libraries and thelibrary sciences throughout the country.But it’s not just what you do for the ALA and our profession; we also want to make sure thatyour membership and involvement in the ALA also benefit you as an individual.As a member, you’ll find professional development opportunities and the information to keepyou up to date on new developments in libraries. You will also have access to the resourcesyou need to help you find your first, next, or best job. And, you’ll have access to othernetworking opportunities!To make sure you get the biggest return on your involvement, check out all of the free anddiscounted publications available to help you keep up to date on our profession; the discountson products and services that help you save money, lowering the overall cost of membershipfor you; and the professional development opportunities that will help you be seen as a leaderin your profession.Also, be sure to review the other benefit categories, because your library can join as anOrganizational Member and, if you work for a vendor or publisher, your company can join as aCorporate Member.In the meantime, as a Personal Member, you will receive the following benefits: Personal Member Benefits 1
    • FREE AND DISCOUNTED PUBLICATIONSAmerican Libraries Magazine: Receive a wealth of information about libraries, library work,and current events within the ALA (six issues per year). Extended coverage and interactivecontent, including video and photo essays, plus back issues of the magazine, are online atwww.americanlibrariesmagazine.org.AL Direct: Get weekly breaking news and information. Published every Wednesday, this email-only newsletter provides you with your first look at news from libraries, on legislation and policy,and on social trends that affect your day-to-day work.Division or Round Table Journals and Newsletters: If you’re a member of a division or roundtable, you will get a free journal and/or newsletter from it as well.JobList.org: Get free access to www.joblist.ala.org, the most comprehensive site for library andlibrary-related employment anywhere. (See Organizational and Corporate Member Benefits fordiscounts on placing job ads.)More from ALA Publishing: Save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editionsand ALA Graphics, and enjoy discounts on subscriptions to Booklist, ALA TechSource andChoice magazine.2
    • PRODUCT AND SERVICE DISCOUNTSALA has negotiated exclusive discounts for our members from many prestigiouscompanies. Visit www.ala.org/membership for the most up-to-date list.John Hancock Long Term Care Insurance: Protect your savings and retirement plan whilegetting the help you need should you or a family member require long-term care.Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance: Receive discounted rates on auto and homeowner’sinsurance through GEICO Direct.ALA Credit Card and Line of Credit: Earn points and then get rewards through the AmericanLibrary Association Platinum Plus® MasterCard® from Bank of America.Car Rental: Reserve a car at discounted rates. Visit our Member Benefits page online atwww.ala.org/membership for the current Avis discount code.Books-A-Million: Receive 20% off all in-store purchases (excluding cafe purchases) and 10% offtheir discounted online prices, plus get free shipping on orders over $25.Dollar Days Savings: Enjoy free shipping and no minimum order on wholesale andcloseout products.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIESConferences & Events: Access to the largest library conferences and trade shows in the worldat substantial discounts, including the best discount off registration to our Annual Conferenceand Midwinter Meeting.Continuing Education: From online to regional institutes and symposia, deepen yourknowledge through some of the profession’s best continuing education opportunities. Visitwww.ala.org/onlinelearning for the latest offerings.ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIESALA Committee Service: Advance your position in the profession by serving on standingcommittees, special, interdivisional, joint, and ad hoc committees. Opportunities includeCommittees of the Association, Committees of Council, and Division and Round TableCommittees. Please see our website for a complete list of committees and subcommittees aswell as the process for gaining an appointment to one or more of them.We’re continually working to make sure you always get the best menu of benefits.Please check our website at www.ala.org /memberbenefits for benefit updates as wellas complete details on all of your member benefits. Personal Member Benefits 3
    • Organizational Member BenefitsGet more for your library(and offset the cost of doing business)We’re here to help your library succeed. It’s at the core of our dedication to helping makelibraries vital and exciting destinations. And while our overriding mission is to advocate forour members’ libraries, we are also here to help you offset your “costs of doing business”. It’sthat simple.So, make sure you get the biggest return on your involvement. Check out all of the freeand discounted publications available to your organization that will help keep you and youremployees up-to-date on our profession, the discounts on needed products and services thatcan help lower your operating costs and help your library save money, and the professionaldevelopment opportunities that can help you and your staff become better, moreknowledgeable library professionals.Also, be sure to review the other benefit categories because appropriate staff members can joinas Personal Members and companies can join as Corporate Members too.In the meantime, your organization will receive the following benefits:4
    • FREE AND DISCOUNTED PUBLICATIONSVisit www.ala.org/membership and click on ‘Organizational & Corporate Membership’ for thelatest discounts and offers.ALA-APA Library Worklife e-Newsletter: Explore the issues that impact your job performanceas a library director or HR manager, including career advancement, work/life balance,certification for employees, changes in human resource practices, pay equity, researchand recruitment.American Libraries Magazine: Offer your staff a wealth of information about libraries, librarywork, and current events within the ALA (six issues a year). Extended coverage and interactivecontent, including video and photo essays, plus back issues of the magazine, are online atwww.americanlibrariesmagazine.org.AL Direct: Get weekly breaking news and information. Published every Wednesday, this email-only newsletter provides you with your first look at news from libraries, on legislation and policy,and on social trends that affect your day-to-day work.Division or Round Table Journals and Newsletters: If you’re a member of a division or roundtable, you will get a free journal and/or newsletter from it as well.More from ALA Publishing: Save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editionsand ALA Graphics, and enjoy discounts on subscriptions to Booklist, ALA TechSource, andChoice magazine. Organizational Member Benefits 5
    • PRODUCT AND SERVICE DISCOUNTSDiscounts on JobLIST.ala.org Ads and Classifieds in ALA Publications: Get discountedrates on classified job ads in American Libraries magazine and up to a 30% discount on Joblist.org job postings, which is the world’s top source used by Library and Information Science andTechnology job seekers.Credit Card Payment Processing: Get a solution that combines competitive rates withexcellent customer service from First National Merchant Services.Library-Specific Insurance: Get special member rates for property, casualty, building, andhistoric collections insurance through Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a leading property and causaltyprovider for businesses and non-profits.Books-A-Million: Receive 20% off all in-store purchases (excluding cafe purchases) and 10% offthe already discounted Books-A-Million online prices, plus get free shipping on orders over $25.Better World Books: Enjoy a 15% discount off books and merchandise purchased throughBetter World Books.DriveSavers Data Recovery: Save up to 27% on data recovery services.6
    • Dollar Days Savings: Enjoy free shipping and no minimum order on wholesale and closeoutproducts. Access the Dollar Days Wish List Program to request donations of the specific itemsthat are most needed at your library.FedEx Advantage Program: Save up to 26% on select FedEx shipping services, with nominimum requirements, get other discounts on FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL services,and save up to 20% on select FedEx Office copy and print services and 10% off otherselected services.4imprint: Get an additional 10% off of their already guaranteed lowest prices on morethan 4,000 imprinted products.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIESAnnual Conference Group Rate Pricing: Receive a 15% discount off the full-pricedregistration to ALA’s Annual Conference for groups of four or more people who are notindividual ALA members. (Please note that individual members already receive up to 40%off registration rates.)We’re continually working to make sure you always get the best menu of benefits.Please check our website at www.ala.org/membership for benefit updates as wellas complete details on all of your member benefits. Organizational Member Benefits 7
    • Corporate Member BenefitsPut yourself in front of key buyers and decision makers!Libraries are essential to helping communities contribute to and benefit from our increasinglyglobal economy. And your support through your membership helps to ensure that the bestlibrary services are available to all. In fact, as a Corporate Member, you are recognized as avaluable supporter of libraries, librarians, and library workers.We again thank you for your support and want to make sure that you fully benefit from youraffiliation with us as well. That’s why we’re giving you additional tools to help you advance yourimage within the library community.We’re also giving you tools to advance your insights into our profession — insights that canhelp you build your business!To understand all of the ways we can help your company and connect with over 60,000individual and more than 3,000 organizational ALA members, review the following Key Benefitsand Universal Benefits.Also, check out the Personal and Organizational Member Benefits because appropriate staffmembers can join as individuals and, if you operate a corporate library, it can also join as anOrganizational Member.In the meantime, Corporate Members receive the following benefits:8
    • KEY BENEFITSThere are two Corporate Membership levels: $500 and $2,000. At the $500 level, you candesignate one Key Benefit you wish to receive upon joining or renewal (changeable year-to-year, but not within a year of membership). At the $2,000 level, however, you’ll automaticallyreceive all three of the following “Key Benefits.” Discounted Membership List Rental: Receive a 15% discount on the rental of our membership mailing lists, including lists of members active in special interest Divisions, Sections and Round Tables, as well as foreign and Canadian addresses. Go to www.ala. org for restrictions, ordering information, available name and address formats, shipping information, latest prices, minimum charges, shipping charges, and restrictions. Preferred Exhibit Booth Space: Receive preferred booth space assignments before other exhibitors, based on seniority of your membership and exhibit history; get recognized in conference programs, in Cognotes (our daily conference newspaper), and in the ALA Membership Pavilion; and identify your staff as “Corporate Member” on exhibit badges. Enhanced Listing in American Libraries Buyers Guide: Your company will receive enhanced recognition as a Corporate Member in the American Libraries Buyers Guide. Corporate Member Benefits 9
    • UNIVERSAL BENEFITSRegardless of your Corporate Membership level, you’ll receive the following benefits:JobLIST.ala.org Ad Discounts: All Corporate Members can access discounted rates onclassified job ads in American Libraries magazine and ALA JobLIST online job ads.American Libraries: A free subscription to the journal of the ALA (six issues per year) isincluded in your dues, providing you with a wealth of information about libraries, library work,and current events within the ALA. Extended coverage and interactive content, includingvideo and photo essays, plus back issues of the printed magazine, are online atwww.americanlibrariesmagazine.org.AL Direct: Get weekly breaking news and information. Published every Wednesday, thisemail-only newsletter provides you with your first look at news from libraries, on legislation andpolicy, and on social trends that affect your day-to-day work.More from ALA Publishing: Save 10% on all books and promotional items from ALA Editionsand ALA Graphics and enjoy discounts on subscriptions to Booklist, ALA TechSource, andChoice Magazine.ALA Corporate Member Logo Usage: Your company has use of the ALA Corporate Memberlogo for your advertising and websites. ALA logos are available in .eps format or high-resolutionjpegs in black, blue, red, or white. Download them at www.ala.org/corporatemembersExhibits Round Table: All Corporate Members receive one complimentary PersonalMembership that includes voting membership in our Exhibitors Round Table, ensuring thatyour voice is heard in planning and promoting ALA events.We’re continually working to make sure you always get the best menu of benefits.Please check our website at www.ala.org/membership for benefit updates as well ascomplete details on all of your member benefits.10
    • Corporate Member Benefits 11
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