To Join or Not to Join: How Librarians Make Membership Decisions about Their Associations
Kamm, Sue, Library Trends
WHY DO LIBRARIANS JOIN PROFESSIONAL associations? Although a literature review finds little research on the topic, the author's survey concludes that many factors influence decisions.
Librarians are urged to join and to participate in professional associations from the time they enter library school. Indeed, by offering free membership or greatly reduced dues to students, organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) hope to build relationships with newcomers to the profession that will continue throughout their careers. Do librarians join professional associations? Why? If not, why …
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Publication information: Article title: To Join or Not to Join: How Librarians Make Membership Decisions about Their Associations. Contributors: Kamm, Sue - Author. Journal title: Library Trends. Volume: 46. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 1997. Page number: 295+. © 2008 Johns Hopkins University Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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