Benefits

  • Professional development workshops, seminars, and conferences at discounted member rates
  • Participation opportunities in ILA's different special interest groups, addressing issues from intellectual freedom to social responsibility, and serving the needs of special groups from academic to youth services librarians, from public library managers to library trustees
  • Legislative advocacy through ILA's legislative program which represents ILA at legislative hearings and issues legislative alerts and updates to ILA's membership
  • Employment services through the Library Jobline of Illinois
  • Networking with colleagues throughout Illinois and increasing legislative contacts
  • ILA Reporter, a full-color bimonthly magazine covering both news and ideas for the profession, ranging from key legislation to special collections, best practices to innovative programs, as well as special inserts
  • Savings on ILA publications
  • Discount on Illinois Library Association Handbook of Organization & Membership Directory, an essential reference tool for association information and networking
  • Recognition through ILA's awards programs, honoring deserving individuals each year for their accomplishments for the library community
  • Students receive substantial savings on educational activities

Become a member today and join online or complete and fax/mail the application!