The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal at the Midwinter Meeting in Denver and directed that it be placed on the spring 2018 ALA ballot for membership approval.
If approved by the membership, personal member dues in September 2018 would be adjusted between $1 and $5, depending upon the membership type. Members will also vote on a mechanism for adjusting dues between September 2019 and 2022. For this the ALA Executive Board would review personal member dues annually in consideration of a dues adjustment not to exceed the percentage change in the national average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Any increase proposed above the CPI would be subject to a vote of personal members, and any subsequent dues adjustment after 2022 would require approval by the ALA Executive Board, Council, and a vote of ALA personal members.
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