I finally sent in my application for membership to American Library Association mid-December. I didn’t realize early enough how big a deal is that their midwinter conference was right here in Seattle in January. I should have registered earlier for membership and go to the conference. But I was too late and busy. Today I got my membership card in the mail and received a welcoming email too. I guess I could be a card-carrying member of an organization from now. But I won’t, because I don’t really need the card for anything in daily life. I still am looking forward learning more about the Association. One good thing already came out of it. When I ordered a textbook for my next quarter, published by the ALA I got the 10% discount.