We were happy to report 388 active members this year at the ALAO Annual Conference held on November 19 and 20, 2015. This includes 357 regular, 3 retiree, and 28 student members! We also announced that after many years of no price increases, ALAO annual membership dues will increase to $40 as of January 1, 2016. The increase is necessary to cover increased costs of doing business such as administering the website and processing credit card payments.
However, we remain committed to extend free membership to full-time students enrolled in a Master degree program in Library and Information Science, a wonderful benefit to our future library professionals! Please encourage your students to join ALAO continuing this year’s conference theme to grow the future of our organization!
Membership entitles you to many benefits and connects you to an extensive, yet intimate, network of library colleagues. Membership affords you a discounted conference registration fee and access to online conference materials.
Additionally, members are eligible for research grants, continuing education grants, and legislative advocacy awards. Membership dues also support a diversity scholarship, grants that fund student and support staff presenters at the annual conference, and special recognition awards. We are also planning some exciting new membership benefits that we plan to share with you in 2016. We believe the tremendous benefits afforded to members makes an ALAO membership invaluable!
Please contact Katy Mathuews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Katy Mathuews, Ohio University, Membership Chair