NYLA Membership Benefits

Membership with NYLA comes with all kinds of benefits - for you, for the organization, and for libraries across New York!


Your membership dues help support our Legislative Committee which represents you in Albany and in Washington D.C. by initiating, recommending, and supporting legislation pertinent to the development and strengthening of library service in the state.  You can also join us at our annual Library Advocacy Day, a statewide event where librarians, trustees and supporters gather in Albany to discuss library issues and concerns with Senators, Assembly members, the Governor's executive staff, and other key decision-makers!

Professional Development, Workshops, & Continuing Education

NYLA and its sections and roundtables offer programs designed to meet the changing needs of its members.  From half-day workshops to day-long seminars, these programs cover a wide variety of timely topics and offer continuing education credit.
Opportunities for professional development, networking, and learning abound at our Annual Conference, Section Conferences, and beyond!

Scholarships & Awards

NYLA and each of its Sections recognize the best in New York State librarianship and library advocacy through awards and scholarships that recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to the library profession and the statewide library community.

ALA Affiliation

NYLA is a chapter of the American Library Association and has representation on the ALA Council.  NYLA's ALA Councilor, representing New York's interests, reports pertinent national developments to NYLA members and the NYLA Council, the Association's Board of Directors.

News & Information

As a NYLA member, you will receive every edition of The NYLA e-Bulletin, a regular publication which keeps you up-to-date on important news and information.  You also receive our weekly News You Can Use, as well as other timely updates that can benefit you and your library.

Member Rates at NYLA Events

NYLA members enjoy significant savings at NYLA events, such as our annual Conference.

Exclusive Members-Only Membership Directory

All NYLA members have exclusive access to our members-only online membership directory.  Complete with tools for networking and special interest bulletin boards, you'll find other NYLA members just like you!  Click here for listserv management instructions.

Vendor Partner Discounts

NYLA's Vendor Partners offer our members exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services.  Check out our list of NYLA Vendor Partners for possible savings!

Questions?  Please contact us for more information!

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