Professional organizations are an excellent resource for continuing education activities, as well as networking with other library professionals. Whether you choose to be involved at the local, state, national or international level, you will find that these connections will be invaluable .

American Association for State and Local History
American Association of School Librarians
American Library Association
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Rural and Small Libraries
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
Idaho Library Association
Library and Information Technology Association
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Public Library Association
Special Libraries Association

Conferences provide an excellent opportunity to grow your skills and network with peers. These are a great starting place. You might also be eligible for a 1st Time Conference Grant!

ALA Leadership Institute
ALA, American Library Association
ALSC National Institute
American Association of School Librarians
ARSL Conference: Association for Rural & Small Libraries
Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services
Association of College and Research Libraries
Computers in Libraries
Electronic Resources & Libraries
ILA Idaho Library Association Annual Meeting
Internet Librarian
Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE)
Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference
Online Northwest
Pacific Northwest Library Association
PLA, Public Library Association
PLA Boot Camp/Leadership Academy
Young Adult Services Symposium (YALSA)