Personal memberships include all types of library staff, as well as trustees and other individuals who wish to belong to a professional association that represents their interests.  Membership includes discounts on conferences and events, participation in continuing education and professional development, opportunities for leadership growth and recognition.  Personal membership dues are tiered to salary levels, with several flat-rate categories for students, retirees, etc.

Professional Development & Networking

  • Statewide annual conference with discounted registration for members
  • Member discounts on conferences and events for trustees, support staff, academic libraries, youth librarians, and other special interest group
  • Membership and participation in forums and committees
  • Networking with colleagues around special interests
  • Leadership opportunities to build your resume and career
  • Eligibility to nominate and receive certain ILA Awards

Legislative Advocacy

  • Resources and participation at the local, state, and national level
  • Help secure your library’s public funding
  • Build a climate that encourages access to information
  • Receive legislative alerts

Information & Publications

  • Complimentary subscription to the ILA Reporter, published bi-monthly ($25 value)
  • Complimentary subscription to the ILA E-Newsletter
  • Member discounts on single copies of Illinois Library Laws & Rules, Serving Our Public: Standards for Illinois Libraries, Trustee Facts File, ILA Handbook of Organization and Membership Directory, and more
  • Priority notification of ILA initiatives, from iREAD Summer Reading program to Annual Conference and other opportunities

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