Who Can Join

Anyone with an interest in church libraries is welcome to join PNACL. Our members include:

  • Volunteer and professional librarians
  • Library committee members
  • Priests, ministers, and rabbis
  • Directors of education
  • Church school leaders
  • Churches and synagogues

Benefits of Membership

  • Subscription to The Lamplighter, our quarterly newsletter
  • Access to the members-only section of the PNACL website with the current PNACL bylaws, back issues of the Lamplighter, and resources on:
    • Management and policy
    • Collection development: selection, processing, preservation, and weeding
    • Cataloging
    • Copyright
    • Promotion
    • Going digital: library websites, e-books, and software selection
    • Vendors and suppliers: booksellers, library software, and library suppliers
  • Voting privileges in all elections
  • Opportunities to hold office and serve on committees
  • Annual conference and workshops

How to Join

The majority of PNACL members join a nearby chapter to become involved in local meetings and workshops. If there is no chapter near you, you may also join as an at-large member or collaborate with others in the area to start a new chapter. Bookstores, vendors, and similar organizations may join as sustaining members.

Membership dues, including association and local chapter dues, are renewed annually on July 1. Applications and further instructions are available by following the links in the above section.