North Dakota Library Association


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Our membership includes librarians, library staff, trustees, and friends, affiliated with all types and sizes of libraries. If you work in or love libraries, please join us!

Why should you be a member of NDLA?

Membership is fun and rewarding, it supports the library profession in our state, and it’s a great way to get to know people from other North Dakota libraries! Our success depends on an active, enthusiastic, and sharing membership. It’s through your involvement that you and everyone in the North Dakota Library Association gains.

Membership Categories

We have several membership categories available:

Category Yearly Dues Eligibility Voting Eligible for office Member rate at conference
Individual Memberships
($0 - $30,000)
$35 Any library employee yes yes yes
($30,001 - $49,999)
$45 Any library employee yes yes yes
($50,000 or more)
$60 Any library employee yes yes yes
Student $25 Library school students
(limit 3 years)
yes yes yes
Trustee $25 Members of library boards of trustees yes no yes
Associate $25 Retirees, friends, volunteers, vendors no no yes
Honorary & New Director $0 New director of a ND library
(limit 1 year)
yes yes yes
Honorary $0 NDLA Selected Members no yes yes
Institutional Memberships
Small Institution $70 Up to 3 FTE no no 1 staff member
Medium Institution $135 4-9 FTE no no 2 staff members
Large Institution $200 10+ FTE no no 3 staff members

Institutional membership dues are based on a library’s full-time staff. For each $50 of dues, one person from the library’s staff may register at the conference member rate. Institutional memberships do not include any personal memberships.

Personal members may belong to as many sections and roundtables as they wish, choosing from:

Membership Forms

Our 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Grand Forks, ND October 4-6, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please don’t hesitate to contact the membership chair if you have any questions.