Get Involved With Your PaLA Chapter!
Joining your local chapter is a great way to volunteer for the Pennsylvania Library Association and network with other library professionals in the area where you work or live.
What is a Chapter?
Chapters are eight geographic units within the Association. When a person joins PaLA, they are assigned to the chapter based upon the county in which they live or work.
Chapter membership is a mix of library type and professional interests. Each chapter has an executive committee made up of a chair, chair-elect, secretary/treasurer, nominations chair, publicity chair, and membership chair. Each chapter's executive committee may also have other members to help with special activities. Chapters also have educational and social activities which require volunteers.
Where is my Chapter?
There are eight chapters of the Pennsylvania Library Association. This map of Pennsylvania counties is color-coded to define your chapter, or you can use our printable PDF list.