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Our membership includes librarians, library staff, trustees, and friends, affiliated with all types and sizes of libraries. If you work in or love libraries, please join us!

Why should you be a member of NDLA?

Membership is fun and rewarding, it supports the library profession in our state, and it’s a great way to get to know people from other North Dakota libraries! Our success depends on an active, enthusiastic, and sharing membership. It’s through your involvement that you and everyone in the North Dakota Library Association gains.

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

We have several membership categories available:

CategoryYearly DuesEligibilityVotingEligible for officeMember rate at conference
Individual Memberships
Personal $35-$60 Any ND library employee yes yes yes
First Time Member 50% Joining for the First Time ever yes yes yes
Individual Memberships Salary $0 - $35,000
Student $35 Library school students
(limit 3 years)
yes yes yes
Trustee $35 Trustee of a Library Board yes yes yes
Associate $35 Retirees, friends, volunteers, vendors no no yes
Individual Memberships Salary $35,001 - $49,999
Student $45 Library school students
(limit 3 years)
yes yes yes
Trustee $45 Trustee of a Library Board yes yes yes
Associate $45 Retirees, friends, volunteers, vendors no no yes
Individual Memberships Salary $50,000+
Student $65 Library school students
(limit 3 years)
yes yes yes
Trustee $65 Trustee of a Library Board yes yes yes
Associate $65 Retirees, friends, volunteers, vendors no no yes
Institutional Memberships
Small Institution $70 3 or fewer FTE no no 1 staff member
Medium Institution $135 9 or fewer and more than 3       4-9 FTE no no 2 staff members
Large Institution $200 10 or more FTE no no 3 staff members

 

Institutional membership dues are based on a library’s full-time staff. One to three persons from the library’s staff may register at the conference member rate (see above). Institutional memberships do not include any personal memberships.

Personal members may belong to as many sections and roundtables as they wish, choosing from:

  • Academic and Special Libraries Section (ASL)

  • Health Science Information Section (HSIS)

  • Public Library Section (PLS)

  • School Library and Youth Services Section (SLAYS)

  • Technical Services & Government Documents Roundtable 

  • New Members Roundtable (NMRT)

Membership Benefits

AAA Voluntary Benefit Program

Through an exclusive partnership with AAA, ND Library Association members in ND can now take advantage of a 15% special savings on AAA membership dues. To find out more about extending this exclusive benefit to members, contact Vickie Currens @ (701) 282-6222 ext. 293, vcurrens@aaand.com or stop by the Fargo office located at 4950 13th Ave. Suite 15. See the "Group and Voluntary Benefits Program Through AAA" flyer for more details.

Drexel PRO Partnership Features & Benefits

Through a collaboration between North Dakota Library Association and Drexel University Online, you and your immediate family members can now earn a degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel's online programs. Find out more.

Membership Forms 

Our 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Grand Forks, ND in October. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please don’t hesitate to contact the membership chair if you have any questions.