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RILA Membership is open to everyone.  RILA is the state chapter of the American Library Association.  We are the professional and advocacy organization for the local library community. RILA serves and represents library community members from all types of libraries including academic, public, school, and special.  Our members include:

  • Library personnel
  • Media specialists/Teacher Librarians
  • Library trustees and Supporters
  • Friends of the library
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Libraries
  • Organizations
  • Businesses
To apply for Individual, Student, or Institutional membership or to renew an existing membership, please complete our Online Membership Form.


Types and Costs of Membership


Individual Membership

  • Trustee, Student, Retired, or Supporter = $15.00
  • Salary Under $15,000 = $15.00
  • Salary between $15,000 - $19,999 = $25.00
  • Salary between $20,000 - $29,999 = $30.00
  • Salary between $30,000 - $49,000 = $35.00
  • Salary $50,000 and above = $40.00

Student Membership

Institutional Membership

  • Bronze Membership $75: Send up to 2 non-members to conference under membership rate
  • Silver Membership $100: Send up to 3 non-members to conference under membership rate
  • Gold Membership $150: Send up to 5 non-members to conference under membership rate

Joint Memberships

  • RILA also offers Joint Memberships with the Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA), Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI), and the New England Library Association (NELA)  Learn more about the Joint Memberships!


Benefits of Membership

  • A subscription to the RILA Bulletin, which features articles on library news, issues, and developments in Rhode Island and surrounding New England library communities
  • A subscription to the RILA LISTSERV, through which members can carry out discussions and share ideas, questions, and concerns with other RILA members
  • A discounted registration fee for the RILA Annual Conference, which educates and motivates members by presenting speakers, discussions, and workshops on diverse topics
  • Voting rights
  • The opportunity to become active on RILA Committees, which address a variety of library-related issues and concerns
  • Networking: Tthe chance to interact with others who have similar interests and concerns about libraries, and meet notable librarians, information and media specialists, educators, and authors

Benefits of institutional memberships include:

  • A subscription to the RILA Bulletin in electronic format
  • A discounted registration fee for up to five (5) non-members to the RILA Annual Conference at the member rate

* Institutional memberships shall not include voting privileges

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