Become a Member

Join the ALA Student Chapter!

This is the student chapter to join as it encompasses all areas of librarianship! To become a member, you will need to submit an application form and the one-time membership fee of $10. Fill out the online application form (please use your UH Gmail) and Venmo @ALAsc-UHM. To coordinate an alternate payment method, please email

If you have already filled out the membership form or confirmed your existing membership, we have you on our membership roster. If you are interested in joining now, simply complete the membership form.


What does membership with ALAsc cover?
Membership, a one-time fee, provides access to all ALAsc-sponsored activities while continuously enrolled in the LIS program.

Does joining ALAsc mean automatic membership with “big” ALA (or vice versa)?
No, these are two separate memberships, although we strongly encourage all LIS students to become an ALA member.

As an ALAsc member, am I required to be a member of “big” ALA?
Student chapter members are encouraged to join the national ALA, but there is no requirement except for board members.

How do I join the “big” ALA?
You can join online on the ALA website. View reasons to join ALA.

How can I donate?
We accept donations via Venmo at @ALAsc-UHM or

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