Membership Categories Defined
Regular Membership: Available to all interested individuals.
Sustaining Membership: All the benefits of Regular Membership, while providing added support of MLA operating expenses. Half of the cost of a Sustaining Membership is deductible from federal taxes.
Retired Membership: Available to fully-retired members, who retain all benefits of Regular Membership.
Paraprofessional/Non-Salaried/Part-time Membership: All the benefits of Regular Membership are available to paraprofessional staff, and to those working part-time, working as volunteers, or are unemployed.
Early Career: Available to those in their first five chronological years after their status as students has ceased. Carries same benefits and privileges as Regular Membership. [NEW, starting with 2019-2020 membership year]
Student Membership: Available to current students (undergrad or graduate) and to graduates during their first year following graduation. Students must reapply after four years in this category.
Emergency Circumstances: A temporary “Emergency Circumstances” membership category is available in FY21 for individuals experiencing significant loss of income due to employment circumstances. The recommended amount (default) is $24. If you wish to pay a different amount, please contact the MLA Business Office for instructions.
Corporate Membership: Available to any corporation or organization actively engaged in library work, or that has a serious interest in the stated purposes of the Association.