ALA Member Benefits Guide

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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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  • 1.Maximizing your return on involvement. member benefits guide

2. Make Sure You Make the Most of Your MembershipCongratulations! You have taken the first step and become a member of theAmerican Library Association.Whether youre 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 workincluding 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 youre helping us support the work and goals of Americas 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. 3. Table of ContentsPagePersonal 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Professional Development Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Corporate Member Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11Key Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Universal Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Cover Image: Participants in a recent Libraries Build Communities service project at ALA Annual Conference. 4. 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 its 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, youll 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, youll 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 Benefits1 5. 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 youre 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 6. 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 Homeowners Insurance: Receive discounted rates on auto and homeownersinsurance 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 professions 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.Were 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 7. Organizational Member BenefitsGet more for your library(and offset the cost of doing business)Were here to help your library succeed. Its 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. Itsthat 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 8. 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 youre 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 Benef