The Zimbabwe Library Association

Zimbabwe Library Association membership

Membership is open to Library and information professionals in Libraries, Archives, Records centres, Museums, RAM and LIS students, LIS and RAM Lecturers and Institutions administrators and interested persons and group.

Visit the Branch Secretary in your branch for more details with a completed membership  form you can download here ZIMLA MEMBERSHIP FORM 2013.

ZimLA  has opportunities to its members to share ideas and innovations, experiences, learn new skills and contribute to popular Zimbabwe Librarian and other new magazines, newsletters and journal initiatives to be launched.

Classification of membership of the Association consists of the following:

Individual Membership

Honorary members: a person may be elected as a Honorary member and open to past Presidents/Chairpersons, those who have been members for ten or more consecutive years, distinguished professionals

Personal members: Librarians, Documentalists, Information Officers, Records Specialists and Archivists

Student members: Students studying Library and Information Science, Records and Archival Management or related studies may become student members of the Association.

Institutional Membership

Institutional members: Libraries, Schools, Corporate Bodies, Societies, Churches and other organizations interested in the objectives of the Association may be institutional members.  They shall be entitled to nominate a representative who shall enjoy the privileges of a personal member.

Affiliate Membership: Shall be open to associations concerned with the fields related to librarianship, records and archival services such as book trade, reading and literacy, writers

International Membership

This is open to Zimbabwe LIS/RAM Professionals in the Diaspora and Interested LIS/RAM Professionals

Membership benefits:

  • You help define the LIS/RAM profession in Zimbabwe
  • By participating in ZimLA activities you contribute to national development (patriotism)
  • Access      to a directory of ZimLA membership across the country/worldwide
  • Subscription      to The Zimbabwe Librarian Journal, ZimLA Newsletter, Online Newsletter      which you have a privilege to and gives members practical and hands on      guidance to current trends in your field of study
  • Access      to IFLA Journal + Newsletter
  • Discounts      on ZimLA/IFLA conferences/trainings/seminars
  • Exclusive      access to the Librarian’s Lounge/Club
  • Access      to ZimLA publications and research
  • Current      LIS/RAM updates
  • Membership      to ZimLA listserve
  • ZimLA      Membership ID
  • Group      benefits i.e. medical aid, funeral assurance, mobile facilities etc…

Subscriptions Rates:

Individuals:  $20

Students:      $10

Schools:       $70

Institutions: $100

International Individual: $50

International Institutional:  $200

Affiliates:      $100

For more information e-mail for more details.

The mission of ZimLA News is to keep Zimbabwe Librarians informed and also make international librarians aware that we continue our work despite the turbulent state of the economy. The current editor is Hosea Tokwe at Midlands State University:

Please send contributions to him at: or

Back issues available in pdf format: