Income for the Association comes from two basic areas: member dues and conference profit. NLA also encourages direct donations to its scholarship fund. The five Sections receive a portion of the dues money received by the Association according to the membership of the Section. The Round Tables set their own dues.
NLA is a Chapter of the American Library Association and a member of the Mountain Plains Library Association. We have an ALA Councilor who attends Chapter meetings to represent the Nebraska Library Association. In addition an MPLA Councilor is elected for NLA representation to that organization.
The Nebraska Library Association supports and promotes all libraries, library media centers and library services in the state. Its foremost concerns are the professional development of its members, library advocacy, and open access to information for all citizens.