Nine NYLA Sections United with One Voice

There are as many specialties in librarianship as there are librarians—but NYLA's members have coalesced into nine sections that represent the major aspects of libraries and the people who serve them. 

All members may join a section as part of their basic membership fee and can join additional sections for a small additional surcharge. By promoting the services that libraries provide—and providing a home for the broad specialties of librarianship—sections provide an invaluable service for members.

ASLS - Academic & Special Libraries Section

FLS - Friends of Libraries Section

LAMS - Leadership and Management Section

LTAS - Library Trustees Association Section

PLS - Public Libraries Section

IDEAS - Instruction, Development, Equity and Access Section (formerly RASS - Reference and Adult Services Section)

SMART - Section on Management of Information Resources & Technology

SSL - Section of School Librarians

YSS - Youth Services Section

Interested in adding a Section to your existing NYLA membership?

To use the online process to add groups to your membership: Once logged in, click ‘personal record detail’ from the left-hand menu – then click on ‘Add Sections / Round Tables’ from the list of options.
The online order will be reviewed and the new Section / Round Table will be added to the membership.*

Please note: As of January 1, 2018 additional sections are $10.

* Please note that the expiration date for any secondary groups that you join will be the same as your primary NYLA membership, regardless of the when during your dues term they are purchased.