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Individual membership is open to any person who is engaged in professional library or scholarly communications work in theological or religious fields or who has a demonstrated, bona fide interest in the literature of religion, theological librarianship, or the purposes and work of the Association.
Student membership is open to any student enrolled in a degree program who is carrying a half-time course load or greater.
Retired and Emeritus memberships enable retired members to choose their desired level of involvement with Atla. For both, ten years of prior consecutive Individual membership in Atla is required.
Read about all of the benefits this membership type offers.
Atla’s membership year is September 1 – August 31. In order to take advantage of some benefits, you may need to be a member prior to applying for those programs. If you join mid-year, your membership will be retroactive to September 1 and you will receive all publications for that membership year.
Individual membership dues are based on your current gross annual income.
Student and Retired membership dues are equal to the lowest established amount for Individual members ($35.00 USD).
Emeritus membership, which is a non-voting member class, will not be assessed membership dues.
|Gross Annual Income (USD)||Dues (USD)|
|Student or Retired||$35.00|
|$105,001 and above||$181.50|
At their June meeting, the Atla Board of Directors reflected on the current challenges Atla members are facing and passed a resolution to offer members financial relief through optional dues reductions for the 2020-2021 membership year. Members may opt to pay their full membership dues amount (see below) or use a discount code to indicate their preferred “pay what you want” dues level.
With this “pay what you want” dues program, members can decide how much they can afford to pay for the FY2021 Atla membership year without having to declare or disclose their specific situation. Experience the full value of the Atla community within your budget using your “Pay What You Want” Discount Code: Take25, Take50, Take75, or Take100.