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We know most libraries today are experiencing budget woes. Membership in NELLCO helps you do more with less. So what do your dues buy? The following is a snapshot of the benefits of membership. Please note this changes regularly as we strive to provide relevant added value for our members.

L = library members (includes full, affiliate and international affiliate), I=individual members

Tangible Benefits
  • Discounts
  • Projects like PALMPrint (shared print) and ALLStAR (benchmarking)
  • E-resources L (NELLCO licenses 80+ resources)
  • Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan L
  • Print discounts through YBP and Midwest Library Service L
  • Streaming Video for the classroom through Digital Campus L
  • Professional Development programs L,I
  • Continuing Education opportunities L,I
  • Library supplies, goods and services L
    • Bucksmith
    • Demco
    • Gaylord Bros.
    • Highsmith
    • Knowledge Imaging Centers (KIC)
    • Library Advantage
  • Other goods and servicesL,I
    • Grantwriting and grants management workshop discounts
    • Discounts on Princeton Review Test Prep and Tutoring
    • Super Shuttle and Execucar discounts
    • Discounts on other organizations' conferences and events (e.g. Charleston Conference)
  • Other

Intangible Benefits

  • Labor savings related to negotiation of discountsL
  • Labor savings related to negotiation of licensing terms and conditionsL
  • Access to centralized e-resource trialsL
  • Access to members only section of website LI
  • Favorable and flexible billing termsL
  • Invitation to NELLCO's Annual SymposiumL,I
  • Invitation to NELLCO Update during AALL Annual Meeting – freeL,I
  • Networking and leadership opportunitiesL,I
  • Participation in Interest GroupsL
  • Searchable directory of membersL,I
  • Access to Law Library Buyer's Guide
  • Access to communication tools (wikis, blogs, lists, etc.)L,I
  • Opportunities to collaborate on other projectsL
  • Shared risk and cost of experimentationL


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