11 Divisions: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) ,Assn. of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) , Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) , Assn. for Library Service to Children (ALSC) , Assn. of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations , Assn. of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) , Library and Information Technology Assn. (LITA) , Library Leadership & Management Assn. (LLAMA) , Public Library Assn. (PLA), Reference & User Services Assn. (RUSA) , The Young Adult Library Services Assn. (YALSA)
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Opportunities and benefits for student members: http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/whoisala/students/index.cfm
ALA’s Office of Diversity - Spectrum Scholarship
traditionally underrepresented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, not necessarily limited to these groups)
$5000 scholarship, trip to ALA annual, Spectrum Leadership Institute, 1 year free ALA membership plus division memberships, mentoring and networking opportunities, awards/scholarships from other organizations specifically for Spectrum Scholars
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ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services: Members of ALCTS receive a subscription to the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, Library Resources & Technical Services. Opportunities to attend webinars, workshops, e-forums; many are free. Opportunities to contribute to the profession by serving on committees and contributing papers and posters.
California Library Association (CLA) CLA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services, librarianship, and the library community. We help members excel in a fast-changing job market. We're a resource for learning about new ideas and technology, and we actively work to influence legislation affecting libraries and librarians. Check to see if your state has a library organization.
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Student Membership The American Archivist Archival Outlook Member discounts SAA Bookstore, Annual Meeting, Workshops Mentoring Program Section and Roundtable Membership $44 Annual Dues
Other Archivist Associations Society of California Archivists Society of Southwest Archivists Seattle Area Archivists Northwest Archivists, Inc. Chicago Area Archivists
REFORMA APALA Goals of REFORMA: Develop Spanish-language and Latino-oriented library collections Recruit bilingual/bicultural library personnel Promote libraries and librarianship among Latinos Advocate for the information needs of Latino community $5 Annual Dues (waived the first year) 26 chapters
Address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities
Support and encourage library services to Asian/Pacific American communities
Recruit and mentor Asian/Pacific American librarians in LIS professions