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ATLA Individual and Student Membership

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.

In the 2018 election, ATLA members passed a ballot initiative to amend the ATLA Bylaws to replace the Lifetime membership class with two new membership classes, Retired and Emeritus. The two new membership classes are designed to 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.


Membership does not include subscriptions or access to ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) or any other ATLA subscription productsFor information on ATLA products, see the ATLA Product Center.


Membership Year

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.

Benefits

Individual and Retired Members

Opportunities for Professional Collaboration and Development

 Eligibility to Participate in Association Governance and Leadership

  • Vote in Association elections
  • Serve on Association committees
  • Election as members and chairpersons of steering committees of interest groups and denominational groups
  • Election to the Board of Directors

 Complimentary Subscriptions to Member Publications

  • Newsletter – The primary source of information about ATLA activities and membership news
  • Summary of Proceedings Full text or summaries of sessions at ATLA's Annual Conference
  • Theological Librarianship – An open access journal that publishes essays, columns, critical reviews, bibliographic essays, and peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of theological librarianship and its contribution to theological education
  • Theology Cataloging Bulletin – Member-published newsletter for catalogers

 Discounts for Products and Services

  •  Club Quarters Hotels members rate

Student Members

Professional Development Opportunities

 Complimentary Subscriptions to Member Publications

  • Newsletter – The primary source of information about ATLA activities and membership news
  • Summary of Proceedings Full text or summaries of sessions at ATLA's Annual Conference
  • Theological Librarianship – An open access journal that publishes essays, columns, critical reviews, bibliographic essays, and peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of theological librarianship and its contribution to theological education
  • Theology Cataloging Bulletin – Member-published newsletter for catalogers

 Discounts for Products and Services

  •  Club Quarters Hotels members rate

Emeritus Members

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS TO MEMBER PUBLICATIONS (Must opt-in)

  • Newsletter – The primary source of information about ATLA activities and membership news
  • Summary of Proceedings – Full text or summaries of sessions at ATLA's Annual Conference
  • Theological Librarianship – An open access journal that publishes essays, columns, critical reviews, bibliographic essays, and peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of theological librarianship and its contribution to theological education
  • Theology Cataloging Bulletin – Member-published newsletter for catalogers

Dues

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)
Emeritus $0
Student, Retired $35.00
Under $20,000 $35.00
$20,001-$25,000 $41.25
$25,001-$30,000 $49.50
$30,001-$35,000 $57.75
$35,001-$40,000 $66.00
$40,001-$45,000 $74.25
$45,001-$50,000 $82.50
$50,001-$55,000 $90.75
$55,001-$60,000 $99.00
$60,001-$65,000 $107.25
$65,001-$70,000 $115.50
$70,001-$75,000 $123.75
$75,001-$80,000 $132.00
$80,001-$85,000 $140.25
$85,001-$90,000 $148.50
$90,001-$95,000 $156.75
$95,001-$100,000 $165.00
$100,001-$105,000 $173.25
$105,001 and above $181.50

 

View Individual Membership Dues rate chart as a PDF.

Application

Membership does not include subscriptions or access to ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) or any other ATLA subscription productsFor information on ATLA products, see the ATLA Product Center
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Join online or download a PDF of the application and submit it via e-mail, fax, or mail.

Please contact Member Programs by e-mail or at 888.665.ATLA if you have any questions about membership benefits or how to calculate dues.