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  October 6-8, 2021 - Des Moines Marriott Downtown - Des Moines, IA
  • 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



  • Personal 
  • Student 
  • Trustee
  • Retired
  • Friend - not employed by a library, related agency, or serving as a library trustee
  • Library Institutional - 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