Student Membership in the Iowa Library Association

We are excited to announce that ILA has partnered with our national chapter the American Library Association to offer a joint ILA-ALA student membership. Being a student member of ILA gives you all the great benefits of a personal membership like access to scholarships through ILA's Foundation, Catalyst newsletter and networking plus reduced conference fees and additional subdivisions like the student subdivision. ALA increases these benefits to a national scale with access to a large number of resources, ALA Connect, scholarships and more! This combined membership is offered to students for $42. ALA manages the membership process so please click the button below for more information and to sign up. Ensure you select Iowa when joining. (If you would like to join any ILA subdivisions please reach out to us!)

ILA's student membership has also changed. Students are now able to have membership for up to 5 years while enrolled in a library science program. Membership to ILA alone is $10 with the option to add on subdivisions as well. If you would like to do this please go click one of the buttons below



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