You get a discount on your chapter membership! As an ACRL member, you pay just $10 a year to be a member of your state chapter.
That's great! Your state chapter membership is only $15 a year. There is no requirement to join the American Library Association (ALA) or ACRL.
To join ACRL, you must be a member of ALA, then you can select ACRL as a division. Membership dues vary based on your employment or student status, income, and whether or not you're a new member of ALA. For more information, visit the American Library Association website.
No, there is no "automatic" membership in ACRL Washington. All members, whether or not they are members of ACRL (National), must apply to join the state chapter separately and pay separate dues. If you need help or have more questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.