Get Involved!

Top Ways to Get Involved with the ALA-Allied Professional Association

  1. Volunteer for one of ALA-APA’s committees: (Salaries & Status of Library Workers, Certification)
  2. Stay current on issues effecting the library workforce by reading: Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today’s Leaders or write for Library Worklife.
  3. Download the Advocating for Better Salaries and Pay Equity Toolkit and find ways to use it in your library to improve salaries.
  4. Donate to ALA-APA. ALA-APA has no members and depends on your contributions.
  5. Celebrate National Library Workers Day—the Tuesday of National Library Week.
  6. Subscribe to either the MoneyTalks or Union electronic discussion lists.
  7. Attend ALA-APA meetings and programs at ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences.
  8. Learn the facts and initiate discussions about improving salaries, pay equity, and certification with your colleagues, managers, trustees, and others.
  9. Spread the word!