Membership in the Iowa Library Association has many benefits, but we've outlined a few below for your review!

  • Political Advocacy for Iowa libraries and librarians through members and our lobbyists in the Iowa legislature
  • Annual Conference in October at membership rates 
    ILA 2018 Annual Conference - October 2-4, 2019 - LaVista Hotel & Conference Center - LaVista , Nebraska
  • Leadership Development opportunities through serving on one of our nine active committees
  • Involvement in the promotion of our profession
  • Continuing education at membership rates
  • Catalyst newsletter published electronically six times per year
  • Networking opportunities with library colleagues through association involvement
  • ILA Subdivision memberships in your particular areas of interest
  • Access Members through the online membership directory
  • ILA website access and various electronic discussion groups
  • Hertz Rent-A-Car Benefit Program Discount



  • Personal Membership
  • Full Time Student Membership
  • Trustee
  • Friend - not employed by a library, related agency, or serving as a library trustee
  • Library Institutional Membership - This is a sustaining membership. Sustaining members will be recognized in various ILA publications & at the conference. This membership includes a Catalyst subscription and one annual conference registration at the member rates. This membership does not include voting rights