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. 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.

Institutional International Affiliate Membership status shall be granted to any school outside of 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.

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

Institutional Member Contact Types

Institutional Membership allows up to three contacts to be included in the membership database. Note that it is not unusual for one person to fill multiple roles depending on the size and needs of the school, but there should not be more than one person in each of these roles.

  • Dean/Director: the school’s representative to the ALISE Council of Deans and Directors
  • Administrative Contact: an administrative person who is responsible for maintaining the membership, processing renewals, and updating the member database.
  • School Representative: Usually the most active of the three contacts, attending the School Representatives’ Breakfast at the ALISE annual conference, and otherwise staying apprised of ALISE activities.


To become an institutional member, submit your online application.


Institutional Membership 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 (JELIS)
    • non-member price is $135 per year for an individual subscription, $340 per year for an IP address subscription.
  • 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.
  • Ad placement for your school or university on the home page of the ALISE website.

  • Opportunity to contribute to the ALISE Library and Information Science Education Statistical Report, and free online access to the Report

  • Reduced fee for ALISE mailing list rental (members $175, non-members $275)

  • Free job postings on the ALISE web site
    • Non-members pay $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. 

  • Opportunity to 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.


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/membership are paid on an anniversary date basis.

View the full list of institutional members

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