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Categories and Dues

Membership is for 12 months, beginning in January (calendar year) and is structured to accommodate the varying needs and professional status of our diverse practitioners

From the options below, choose the MLA membership category that will best meet your professional needs or the needs of your institution.

Individual Membership Categories [Core Benefits]

Dues

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Regular Member
MLA's regular membership is geared toward information practitioners who work or have worked in health- or health information-related environments.

$195

  • If you're a first-time member or have not been a member for 5 years or more, take a 1-year test drive with introductory membership! Former MLA student members may also upgrade at this reduced rate for one year.
$130
  • If your salary is $35,000 or less, or you are unemployed, MLA offers discounted dues.
$120
  • Retired and wish to maintain your MLA affiliation? If you've held MLA membership for 10 years, you're eligible for the special emeritus rate. Request emeritus status from MLA headquarters.
$75
International Member*
MLA welcomes international health information practitioners! This category applies if you work or have worked in health- or health information-related environment and are outside the US or Canada.

$130

Student Member
If you are in a school of library and information science or have returned to school for your PhD—you are eligible for MLA's student membership. Please provide a copy of your valid student registration or class schedule with your application, or if you join online, email to mlams@mlahq.org.
$50
Affiliate Member*
Are you a paraprofessional working in a health or information-related environment, or a representative of a company or organization interested in health sciences librarianship? Stay abreast of the field by joining as an MLA affiliate member.
$120

Institutional (based on library expenses)

Dues

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Institutional membership for libraries with expenses $0 to $199,999 $295
Institutional membership for libraries with expenses $200,000 to $699,999 $485
Institutional membership for libraries with expenses $700,000 or above $695

* nonvoting membership

Additional Membership Information

 

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