611: Definitions of Types of Memberships

I. Personal Membership

Personal membership is an individual membership that allows a person to contribute to and participate in the work of the Association. Personal membership carries the following privileges (Bylaws, Article II, Section 2):

  • Voting privileges at N.M.L.A. meetings.
  • Reduced conference fees.
  • Subscription to the N.M.L.A Newsletter.
  • The Membership Directory.
  • Holding N.M.L.A. office.

Personal membership include these categories:

  • Honorary–A life-time membership conferred the Association. All membership privileges are included.
  • Personal–As established by the dues schedule, this applies to library employees, nonsalaried individuals and all other individual members, including students, retired persons, trustees and friends. All membership privileges are included.
  • Sustaining–Paid at a rate higher than the established personal dues schedule. All membership privileges are included.

II. Institutional/Commercial Membership

Institutional/Commercial Membership is available to libraries, organizations and companies in-state and out-of-state. This membership is not issued in the name of an individual, and has no voting privileges or reduced conference fees. (Article II, Section 3)
The following privileges are included:

  • Subscription to the N.M.L.A. Newsletter.
  • The Membership Directory.

NOTE: For Out-of-State Institutions ONLY, a subscription to the N.M.L.A. Newsletter is available at a reduced fee. This is not a membership category, carries no membership privileges, and entitles the subscribing institutions to a one-year subscription only. Membership Directories are not available to institutions selecting this option. New Mexico institutions are not eligible for this service.