The Iowa Association of School Librarians advocates for strong school library programs in all Iowa schools and provides leadership, education, and support for its members.
HOW TO JOIN:
Joining IASL is FREE when you join ILA! You can register for the first time or renew online here. Make sure to check the box to join the Iowa Assoc. School Librarians ($0) subdivision.
ILA Membership fees are based on your annual salary and range from $30-$120. Membership to ILA and IASL is FREE for current full-time students!
By joining IASL you have available to you many opportunities for professional development and professional networking. The organization sponsors a fantastic conference each spring and several sessions at the fall ILA conference. Members also receive discounted conference registration rates!
The organization maintains a listserv, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a Pinterest board which provide quick dissemination of news and information as well as opportunities for collaboration and inspiration. In addition, IASL provides a forum for issues of broader interest to Iowa's school library community such as discussions of collaboration issues, news of legislative initiatives, and professional development opportunities.
There are many opportunities for you to become active within the organization. If you wish to have greater participation within the organization by serving on a committee, contributing to our social media outlets, or by running for an office, please complete the Get Involved in IASL! form (linked here or found below).
ADD THE IASL LOGO
Show your IASL pride by adding the following graphic to your email signature, blog, or website!
IASL MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
IASL is interested in highlighting members and/or their school libraries. Please consider completing the IASL Member Spotlight form (linked here or found below) to be featured on the IASL website.
WHAT ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS?
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS (AASL) -- The AASL, a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of school librarians. AASL provides a broad range of professional services & programs for its membership, and there are many ways that members can become involved in the group.
How to Join?--See AASL's membership page, or use ALA's online registration form or call toll-free (800) 545-2433, ext. 4382, to obtain further information.