Institutional Members

Institutional Membership status shall be granted to any school that offers a degree in library and information science, or cognate field and which is accredited by the appropriate authority. On matters requiring an institutional vote, each Institutional Member is entitled to one vote.

Institutional Membership does not include a complimentary personal membership to ALISE. To receive special personal member benefits and discounts (such as annual conference member pricing) one must be a personal member of ALISE.

2014 Institutional Member List


International Affiliate Institutional Membership status shall be granted upon request to any school outside the United States or Canada that offers a program to educate persons for the practice of library and information science at the professional level as defined or accepted in the country in which the school is located.

2014 International Affiliates List


Associate Institutional Membership status shall be granted to libraries and organizations other than schools of library and information science.

2014 Associate Institutional List


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Membership Benefits: (± International Affiliate benefits; ^ Associate Institutional benefits)

  • On matters requiring an Institutional vote, each Institutional member is entitled to one vote. Institutional votes are distinct from Personal membership votes. (does not include International Affiliate Institutional Membership and Associate Institutional Membership.
  • A subscription to the quarterly Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (non-member subscription is $170 per year domestic, $195 per year international). ± ^
  • Members only access on Your membership includes admittance to the secure, searchable online membership directory, the ability to renew and pay online, and access to other members-only documents. ± ^
  • Opportunity to contribute to the ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report, free online access to the Report, a complimentary print copy of the Report (responding institutions only) and a 10% discount on additional copies (non-member price is $250). International Affiliate Members and Associate Institutional Members do not receive a free print copy of the Report.
  • Reduced fee for ALISE mailing list rental (members $175, non-members $275) ^
  • Free job postings on the ALISE web site (non-members $225 per three-month listing) ± ^
  • Formal and informal placement services at ALISE conferences, including virtual access to portal, job candidates, resumes, interview space (gratis up to 6 hours), and informal networking to meet the job candidates. ± ^
  • Nominate your faculty for ALISE Awards for teaching excellence, professional contribution, service, and teaching innovation. ±
  • Have your school's interests and concerns represented through our affiliation with the American Library Association (ALA), American Society for Information Science (ASIST), Medical Library Association (MLA), and Special Libraries Association (SLA) among others nationally, and as an association member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). ±
  • Membership in the Council of Program Chairs, Deans, and Directors which provides the forum to discuss issues, make reports and recommendations, and share information which is critical to the entire community.
  • Opportunity to participate in the ALISE/LIS Shared Booth at the ALA Annual Conference. The shared booth normally hosts approximately 21 institutional members.
  • Opportunity to participate in the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Reunion at the ALA Annual Conference.
  • Discount of 10% on Table Top Exhibits at ALISE Annual Conference ± ^
  • Discount of 10% on ALISE Annual Conference Program Advertising ± ^


Institutional Membership Fees:

School Budget
Annual Dues*
$0 - $999,999
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999
$2,000,000 - $2,999,999
$3,000,000 - $3,999,999
$4,000,000 - $4,999,999
$5,000,000 - $9,999,999
$10,000,000 - $14,999,999
$15,000,000 and above


* International Affiliate Institutional Membership $350.00
  Associate Institutional Member $350.00

Dues are paid on a calendar year basis. Membership is from January 1st through December 31st. Dues are collected starting in September of the preceding year through August.

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