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Present study deals with some prominent issues to the library profession in India in parlance to role of associations to combat the problems arisen effectively. It includes wage issues to the professionals, quality assurance in LIS education, funding provisions in library legislations to support public libraries, and devising a strong platform for better presentations of problems to the government and society. The study is limited and delimited to India. The study is based on literature search and followed by an online survey on the issues mentioned earlier. The respondents did not satisfy with the associations on the pay equity issues. The respondents were satisfied with the association on the issue of quality assurance in LIS education; however it was strongly suggested by them to set an apex body in the LIS field for accreditation of courses. It was suggested for setting minimum wages for the LIS professionals at each level in the country. The most important finding of this study is strengthening Indian Library Association for better communication with the government.