Institutional Membership Types

Institutional Membership

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 

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 

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

Who Are ALISE Institutional Member Schools?

Interested in learning which schools value an ALISE membership? View the Institutional Member School Directory for a full listing.

To view a list of ALA-accredited programs, visit the Directory of ALA-Accredited and Candidate Programs in Library and Information Studies.

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.

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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 complimentary subscription to the quarterly Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)
    • Non-member Subscription Fees:
      • Individual Subscription: $139 per year
      • Institutional Subscription: $360 per year

  • 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.
    • Remit the ad to [email protected] 
    • File size:  340 x 340 high res image
    • File format:  JPG or PNG
    • URL where you want ad linked to

  • Opportunity to contribute to the ALISE Statistical Report, and free online access to the Report

  • Reduced fee for ALISE mailing list rental
    • Member Fee: $175
    • Non-member Fee: $275

  • Free job postings on the ALISE web site, listing posted for three months
    • Non-member Fee: $225

  • 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 an ALISE/LIS Shared Booth at the ALA Annual Conference.


Institutional Membership Fees

Institutional Membership

School Budget
Annual Dues
$0-$999,999   $400
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999   $600
 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999    $850
 $3,000,000 - $3,999,999    $1,150
 $4,000,000 - $4,999,999    $1,450
 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999    $1,750
 $10,000,000 - $14,999,999    $2,300
 $15,000,000 and above    $2,900











International Affiliate Institutional Membership

Annual Dues: $350

Associate Institutional Membership

Annual Dues: $350

Membership Details

Dues/membership are paid on an anniversary date basis.

Please note that if you need to change your membership type, contact the ALISE office prior to renewing online. Type changes may not be processed online.

Payment is required to complete registration as a member. Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or via check (payable to ALISE). ALISE also accepts ACH or wire transfers, contact our office for details. Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges. The purchaser is responsible for all fees associated with the transaction.

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