It’s been a few days since I paid the ALA website a visit, so I dropped in. Clicking on the “Membership” tab, I found out several reasons why people join. The reasons that resonated the most:
* Continuing Education
* Intellectual Freedom
* Divisions and Roundtables
Concerning the last bullet, in order to join the divisions, you must first be a member of the ALA and pay both membership fees. So if I wanted to join the Young Adult Library Services Association, I need to pay the “friends” rate of $59 and another $25 for YALSA.
I’ll wait until I’m an MLS student before I join
because the student rate is cheaper.