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Revised Personal Membership Dues Structure to Launch January 1, 2022

ALISE Revises Personal Membership Dues Structure, Launches January 1, 2022

In 2021, the ALISE Board of Directors and its membership approved a proposal presented by the Membership Committee to create a tiered dues structure based on World Bank Gross National Income (GNI) data. The committee’s proposal was informed by research conducted by prior ALISE task forces formed to research international dues rates and by the committee’s environmental scan of similarly oriented membership-based associations. The tiered fee structure for personal memberships becomes effective January 1, 2022.

The revised dues structure provides a more equitable fee structure for individuals located in countries with GNI per capita at or below $24,999.00 USD. In addition, the structure provides greater opportunity for information professionals outside of North America to engage in the association through reduced rates for those in Tier 2 or Tier 3 countries. The ALISE 2021-2025 Strategic Plan includes specific objectives and strategies to increase international membership (Strategy 2.2.6) and to make ALISE welcoming and inclusive of people and program from countries outside of the U.S. and Canada (Objective 2.5). The tiered dues structure is a single, albeit significant, step to enable a more global presence and engagement within ALISE.

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IFLA Nomination Requests

IFLA Nomination Requests

As an affiliate of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), ALISE may nominate individuals to a variety of positions and governing bodies within IFLA. Refer to IFLA's election website for full details on the election process, available positions, and required qualifications.

To request a nomination from ALISE to an IFLA position or governing body, complete the online form by March 31, 2021. Submit one request for each nomination or position/governing body desired. The request must be accompanied by a statement describing how you demonstrate the skills and attributes required for the position  Preference for nomination by ALISE is given to ALISE members. Individuals who are not members of ALISE may request nomination by ALISE with the referral or recommendation of that individual by an ALISE member.

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ALISE Opposes the Enforcement of ICE Policy for International Students in the U.S.

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) opposes the announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to revoke international student visas for students not taking in-person classes in fall 2020 due to the pandemic. 

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