GLMA Membership Drive: Each One, Reach One

Have you read One Grain of Rice by Demi? In that story, a young woman is asked to name her reward after doing a good deed for the raja. She tells the raja that she wants one grain of rice. The raja is shocked that this is all she wants and asks if he can give her something better. She then asks for one grain of rice that day but for each of the next thirty days
the raja can double the rice she got the day before. By the end of the thirty days, the young woman has earns 1,073,741,823 grains of rice –enough to feed the entire village.

If each current GLMA member reached out and recruited a new GLMA member our ranks would double. The reward? Each new member application containing the name of the recruiting member will go into a box from which one lucky
applicant will be picked for FREE Summer Institute Registration for both the new member and the current member.

Increasing our numbers ensures continued funding for our lobbyists and programs like the Summer Institute.  Why is this important?

· Because our lobbyists work tirelessly to keep library media centers in the forefront of public education funding decisions.

· Because our members learn new skills from each other through GLMA-sponsored professional development programs and conferences.

· Because while one voice can be powerful, many voices speaking together can change history.

Regular membership is just $30 ($15 for retired professionals and $12.50 for students working toward certification). So, current GLMA members, I challenge you – Each One, Reach One. If you are not yet a member, contact
our Executive Office for a member nearby and ask if they want to be your “sponsoring member.”

You can access the GLMA membership form at


About Buffy J. Hamilton

I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016.

Posted on March 12, 2010, in GLMA News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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