Member Benefits & Membership

Member Benefits

Connections | Continuing Education Opportunities | Grants & Scholarships | Mentorship Program | Discounts on Joint Memberships | Discount for NEW & Retired Members | Staples Advantage Plan

Membership

Membership in the New England Library Association provides unique opportunities for professional growth and development. Members can enjoy a broader network of viewpoints, ideas, and colleagues while still having the advantage of working on a personal and manageable scale. The NELA community promotes work both within and across New England states and collaboration with state associations and colleagues from all areas and management levels is strongly encouraged.  NELA does not currently offer institutional memberships.

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Connections

Connect with library professionals across six New England states and from all areas of librarianship to share ideas, get inspired, and make lasting relationships.
 
Develop leadership and teamwork building skills by becoming involved in committees, sections, or by serving as a NELA officer. Service offers the chance to work on event planning, budgeting, outreach, strategic planning and more. NELA also hosts a biennial leadership symposium, NELLS, designed to foster leadership skills in mid-career library professionals.
 

Continuing Education Opportunities

Attend a diverse selection of continuing educations programs at our annual conference and the spring one-day conferences from the ITS, NERTCL, and NETSL Sections.  Educate others in your field by submitting and presenting a program idea for Annual Conference.  Check out the NELA calendar for upcoming events.
 
EVENTS CALENDAR

Grants & Scholarships
 
Under construction.  More information to come soon!
 
SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Mentorship Program
 
Shadowing/mentoring opportunities foster professional knowledge and skills and help both participants strengthen their communication skills.
 
NELA's mentorship program is designed to provide mentoring opportunities to librarians and paraprofessionals of diverse needs by volunteer mentors from various library fields and geographic locations. Every effort will be made to match participants with mentors who share stated interests. Both mentor and mentee must be members of NELA.
 
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

State Association Discounts

Thanks to a collaboration with the state associations, individuals who are already members of those associations may now become members of NELA for a significantly reduced cost. When renewing membership in or joining the Connecticut Library Association (CLA), Maine Library Association (MLA), Massachusetts Library Association (MLA), New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA), Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), or Vermont Library Association (VLA) members may also, for a flat fee of $20 ($15 for students and trustees), become full members of NELA.

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Discounts for Incoming & Retired Members
 
First year members are eligible for a $10 discount regardless of membership level, and retirees can join or renew for a flat rate of $100 for 10 years of membership - a 50% savings!
 

Staples Advantage Plan

NELA members are eligible for discounts on a wide variety of office supply products through the Staples Advantage Plan. The discounts apply for all Staples brand products and many others, though not all items sold by Staples. Email [email protected] to register.
 
To learn more, contact the Membership Committee at [email protected].
 

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Member Type Dues
Annual Salary: $0 - $15,000 $20
Annual Salary: $15,001 - $25,000 $30
Annual Salary: $25,001 - $35,000 $40
Annual Salary: $35,001 - $45,000 $50
Annual Salary: $45,001 - $55,000 $60
Annual Salary: $55,001 - $65,000 $70
Annual Salary: over $65,000 $80
Retired $20
Student $15
Trustee/Friend $30

 

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