Why Join?

APLA is a vibrant association with a long history.

Your membership supports APLA’s mission to promote the interests of libraries in the Atlantic Provinces while fostering the development of librarians, library technicians and information professionals. We believe in cooperation, dedication, and fun!

Becoming a member of APLA means that you will be part of one of the most enduring library organizations in North America

Membership benefits

 

  • Special discounted joint membership rates with NLLA and NSLA
  • Member rates for the Education Institute webinars and courses
  • Opportunities to serve on APLA committees, interest groups, and the executive
  • Access to apply for APLA grants and scholarships
  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

2022-2023 Membership Drive

The APLA membership drive is on! An association is only as strong as its membership, and we need YOU to join us in our efforts to promote library interests and support colleagues throughout Atlantic Canada. Do you have colleagues who haven’t joined us yet? Now’s the time to spread the word and help recruit new members to amplify our voice!

Join or renew your membership between June 2022 – June 2023 and your name will be entered in a draw for a great prize package.

Membership Types and Rates

Librarian

For Professional Librarians

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

$55

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Library Support Staff

For Library Employees

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

$25

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Retired

For Retirees

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

$25

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Trustee

For Trustees

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

$25

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Unwaged

For those currently unemployed

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

$25

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Students

For students who are not working full-time

  • The right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)
  • Preferred registration rate for attendance at the annual APLA Conference
  • Preferred registration rate for workshops at the annual APLA Conference

Free

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Institutional

$125

Access to APLA publications

Voting rights for a designated member

Opportunity to participate in APLA initatives and programs

Two employees can attend the APLA conference at the membership rate

 

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Life Member

$500

One time fee for life

Reduced rates for the Education Institute 

Reduced rate for other provincial and territorial library association conferences

Right to participate in APLA

Right to vote at the annual Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)

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JOINT membership with NSLA

Professional

$65

 

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Library Support Staff

$35

 

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JOINT membership with NLLA

Professional

 

(COVID Rate)

$60

 

 

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Library Support Staff

(COVID Rate)

$20

 

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Retired

 

(COVID Rate)

$20

 

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