InULA was founded in the 1960's to enable librarians to work together to
obtain faculty status. It continues now with two purposes: to promote
excellence in library service and to provide opportunities for continuing
education and professional development. InULA sponsors programs and
workshops, publishes a newsletter, the InULA Notes, gives Research
Incentive Grants to support the research of its members, awards a
scholarship, and sponsors an annual National Library Week Book Sale. Most
of the work of the organization is done by members working on
Anyone can become a member and serve on a
committee. Library faculty are eligible to be regular members and hold office.
Dues for regular members are $10. Newly appointed library faculty receive
their first year's membership free. Associate membership is open to all
former IUL faculty, retired IUL faculty, SLIS faculty, and anyone with an MLS
who is not eligible for regular membership. Dues for associate membership are
$6. Anyone else who is interested is welcome to become a Friend. Dues are only
$3 and Friends receive all membership benefits except voting and holding
InULA is exempt from Federal Income Tax.
A copy (PDF) of the letter from the Internal Revenue Service is on file in the InULA Archives.
InULA Inclusivity Statement
As an association, we acknowledge that diversity is an integral component of our mission to promote excellence in library service and to provide librarians opportunities for continuing education and professional development. We embrace the diversity of our members, whose differing experiences, values, practices, and worldviews enrich our association and its activities. We are committed to fostering an environment of mutual concern and respect for the free expression of all members. We are inclusive, affirming all people regardless of age, culture, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or veteran status.