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Top 5 Benefits of ILA Membership
  1. Practical teaching tools you can use in the classroom
  2. Access to top-rated journals, innovative research, and best practices
  3. Being part of a community of reading professionals
  4. Discounts on IRA publications and other professional development resources
  5. Reduced conference registration rates

IRA Membership Benefits

ILA members are part of a worldwide organization that provides outstanding professional development and supports excellent teaching, critical research, and promotion of the lifetime reading habit. We've highlighted just some of our member benefits below!
Access to leading journals

ILA journals are the first choice of literacy educators at all levels. Are you looking for research-based teaching techniques for your classroom? Do you need the latest on hot topics or a deeper understanding of the essentials? IRA journals have something for you.

Enhance your membership with your choice of ILA’s peer–reviewed professional journals.

The Reading Teacher
For those working with children up to age 12   

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
For teachers of older students   

Reading Research Quarterly
For those committed to scholarship in literacy

Significant savings, members-only opportunities

Nowhere else will you find such an array of books, brochures, and videos, all focused exclusively on literacy practice and research—and all available to members at a 20% discount.

Outstanding professional development opportunities

At our conferences and conventions you’ll be welcomed into the global community of professionals who share your commitment to literacy. As a member, you receive substantial discounts on rates and can access early members-only registration periods for the annual convention.

Join your Council or Affiliate

Our network of local, state/provincial, and national councils and affiliates brings the International Literacy Association to your doorstep. Connect with literacy professionals in your area. Or choose from 40 special interest groups in which to explore various issues with professionals who share your concerns. Click here to learn more.

A place to make a difference

ILA provides a number of ways to get involved. Join our advocacy efforts and help influence education policy. Volunteer for or sponsor a literacy project. ILA membership places you in an international network of professionals in the field of reading and education.

Our Board of Directors and committee structure offer leadership opportunities. Committee involvement also offers the chance to provide direction to ILA’s executive officers. The Association is your organization, so you decide who will lead our professional network and what course we will follow. Voting is a privilege of membership.

Members-only e-newsletter with practical tips

Every month you’ll receive our exclusive, new members-only benefit, the Inspire e-newsletter. Inspire brings you teacher-tested practical tips you can take into the classroom the next day, along with links to helpful, classroom-ready resources.