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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 Any library employee yes yes yes
Student $20 Library school students
(limit 3 years)
yes yes yes
Trustee $20 Members of library boards of trustees yes no yes
Associate $20 Retirees, friends, volunteers, vendors no no yes
New Director $0 New director of a ND library
(limit 1 year)
yes yes yes
Institutional Memberships
Small Institution $50 Up to 3 FTE no no 1 staff member
Medium Institution $100 4-9 FTE no no 2 staff members
Large Institution $150 10+ FTE no no 3 staff members


Institutional membership dues are based on a library’s full-time staff. For each $50 of dues, one person from the library’s staff may register at the conference member rate. 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

  • Health Science Information Section

  • Public Library Section

  • School Library and Youth Services Section

  • Archives/Records Management Roundtable

  • Government Documents Roundtable

  • New Members Roundtable

  • Technical Services Roundtable

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, 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 2015 Annual Conference will be held in Jamestown, ND in September. We look forward to seeing you there!

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