Personal Members

ALISE invites anyone who has an interest in the objectives of the Association to become a personal member.

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Membership Types


Full-time faculty member, administrator, librarian, researcher or other interested individual

Emerging Professional

For doctoral student transition to faculty member status (type may be claimed for a maximum of 3 years)


Part-time and retired faculty members


Students (type may be claimed for a maximum of six years)

Membership Dues

Effective January 1, 2022, personal membership dues are based on a tiered dues structure using World Bank Gross National Income (GNI) data. The tiered 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 dues structure aligns with objectives and strategies in ALISE's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan 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.

Personal Member Type

Tier 1, ≥ $25,000

Tier 2, $24,999 to $15,000 Tier 3, <$15,000
  Based on World Bank GNI Data, $ USD
Full-time $155.00 $47.00 $31.00
Emerging Professional $85.00 $26.00 $17.00
Part-time/Retired $85.00 $26.00 $17.00
Student $40.00 $0.00 $0.00


Membership Details

Dues/membership are paid on an anniversary date basis.

Please note that if you need to change your membership type (i.e., from Full-time to Retired), 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. 

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to the quarterly Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (non-member price is $139 for an individual 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.
  • Reduced registration rates for the ALISE Annual Conference.
  • Complimentary registration to live webinars and access to webinar archive.
  • Eligibility for the Research Awards Program.
  • Eligibility for ALISE Awards for Teaching Excellence, Professional Contribution, Service, and Faculty Innovation.
  • Opportunities for committee and Board of Directors service.
  • Participation in our Special Interest Groups.
  • Formal and informal placement services at ALISE conferences, including resume dissemination, interviews, and networking to meet the people with positions available.
  • Have your interests and concerns represented nationally through our affiliation with the American Library Association, American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Medical Library Association, and SLA (Special Libraries Association), among others, and as an association member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).