Your employees are the expert building blocks of your team; and MLA's Institutional Membership gives themand your librarythe vital resources to cement their expertise and services. After all, as your information team learns new skills and ideas, your library benefits, too. In addition to core member benefits, MLA's Institutional Membership (which belongs to the library and does not move with an individual) provides unique services targeted to your institution's needsextra resources:
As an institutional member, you receive substantial discounts (more than $135 per ad, guaranteed!) on job classifieds in the MLA News. And we post ads to our MLANET Job Opportunities and RSS feed once a week, extra publicity for any position. You can also list vacancies for free and meet with potential candidates informally through our annual meeting Placement Service.
Special savings at MLA annual meetings
Register up to 3 nonmember staff at individual member rates, and save more than $90 per staff member. And, our Hall of Exhibits offers close contact with vendors and their new technologies and services.
Productively address national and regulatory issues
We supply information and assistance to many government agencies (such as NLM, Congress, and state legislatures); provide expert testimony on critical issues that affect your institution; work for meaningful appropriations levels for federal library-related programs; and provide support, publicity, and public relations on behalf of your library. MLA also collaborates with more than 20 allied organizations (such as JCAHO).
MLA's quarterly Exchange provides access to more than 280,000 journals annually, which members may exchange for the price of postage alone. Donate surplus journals or replace journal issues in your collection with this valuable resource.
To take full advantage of all your membership benefits as an institution, you designate an official contact in your library. Your official representative votes on association business and elections, and is also eligible to serve on or chair national, section, and chapter committees and to hold elective office at all levels.
Institutional Membership dues are based on your total library expenditures (excluding any grants or contracts):
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Last Updated: 2012 July 27