ELLA Membership

An ELLA membership is open to anyone who works in or is interested in law librarianship. The annual membership year runs from Sept. 1 – August 31.

At our 2020 AGM, held October 26, members voted to waive membership fees for the 2020/2021 membership year, to acknowledge the hardships faced by many individuals during the global pandemic.

Membership Benefits

  • Email notification of upcoming Association events 10+ days in advance
  • Optional inclusion in the Association Membership Directory
  • Access to the Association Membership Directory
  • Ability to post messages to the Member Blog
  • Occasional local information field email announcements: job openings, news
  • Occasional Association event discounts
  • Right to attend all Association meetings
  • Right to vote on Association business
  • Qualify for executive roles

Membership Directory

The Membership Directory lists current members and their business contact information. Members can opt out of inclusion in the Directory. The Directory is available to members only. Members receive the password on registration, or request it from the Web Manager by email.

Click here to go to Membership Directory (members only)

Membership Renewal & New Members

Annual renewal for Active, Affiliate, and Student memberships opens September 1 of each year. New members are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.

To renew your membership or to join, please fill out and submit this Membership Form.

Membership Types

Active
Living or working in Edmonton who has an official connection to a law or legislative library or comparable organization
Voting rights, can hold office, $25/year
(membership fees are waived for the 2020/2021 membership year)

Affiliate
Living in Alberta but not actively engaged in law library work
Voting rights, can hold office, $25/year
(membership fees are waived for the 2020/2021 membership year)

Student
Enrolled in library or records management post-secondary studies;
Voting rights, can hold office, free.

Honourary Lifetime
For significant contributions to the Association, conferred by nomination and voting affirmation of 75% of voting members;
Voting rights, can hold office, free.

This is an informal description of the types; see ELLA’s bylaws for official definitions and details.