International Association
of School Librarianship

Membership Information


General Information

Membership to IASL is based on a calendar year - January to December. Joining part way through a year (through August) entitles the member to access all back issues of member publications and access to all member services. After August 1, your membership will extend through the next calendar year. 

Categories and Benefits

Partner membership
  • Association membership: open to school library associations. Association members receive all of the services of individual/institutional members and may send a representative to the annual conference for the Assembly of Associations. Institutional membership: open to libraries, library schools, and other educational and commercial organizations.
    • Have online access to up to three issues of the IASL Newsletter [online format - members only]. *
    • Have access to the members only section of the web portal, School Libraries Online, including access to reports, minutes of meetings, selected articles and papers published by and on behalf of the association.
    • Can nominate up to three people to participate in the IASL-LINK discussion list for exchanging ideas and discussing issues relating to school libraries and education worldwide.
    • Have voting privileges for one person on all matters of substance at the Annual General Meeting or by mail ballot and may stand for office, serve on committees.
    • May participate in Special Interest Groups
    • Pay the reduced IASL membership conference registration rate for up to three nominees.
    • Join an international community with members in more than 75 countries.
    • Encourage and support school library development throughout the world.
    • Have online access to the twice yearly journal, School Libraries Worldwide [online format - members only]

      * This is a "bundle" membership: the name of the official representative/main contact and up to two other contacts may be provided in the membership application and attached to the membership. All representatives receive all benefits.

  • Individual/Personal membership: open to all people who are interested in the development of school libraries and school library media programs. Life membership is a personal membership for one's lifetime. Organizations may also provide life membership of IASL for a valued individual.
    • Have online access to up to three issues of the IASL Newsletter annually [online format- members only].
    • Have access to the members only section of the web portal, School Libraries Online, including access to reports, minutes of meetings, selected articles and papers published by and on behalf of the association.
    • Have access to IASL-LINK discussion list for exchanging ideas and discussing issues relating to school libraries and education worldwide.
    • Have voting privileges on all matters of substance at the Annual General Meeting or by mail ballot and may stand for office, serve on committees.
    • May participate in Special Interest Groups
    • Pay the reduced IASL membership conference registration rate.
    • Join an international community with members in more than 75 countries.
    • Encourage and support school library development throughout the world.
    • Have online access to the twice yearly journal, School Libraries Worldwide [online format - members only].

  • Retiree membership is open to individuals who are 65 years of age or older and not engaged in full-time employment. 
    • Have online access to up to three issues of the IASL Newsletter annually [online format- members only].
    • Have online access to the twice yearly journal, School Libraries Worldwide [online format - members only].
    • Have access to the members only section of the web portal, School Libraries Online, including access to reports, minutes of meetings, selected articles and papers published by and on behalf of the association.
    • Have access to IASL-LINK discussion list for exchanging ideas and discussing issues relating to school libraries and education worldwide.
    • Have voting privelges on all matters of substance at the Annual General Meeting or by mail ballot.
    • May participate in Special Interest Groups
    • Pay the reduced IASL membership conference registration rate.

  • Student membership is open to trainees studying to join the school librarianship profession.
    • Have online access to up to three issues of the IASL Newsletter annually [online format- members only].
    • Have online access to the twice yearly journal, School Libraries Worldwide [online format - members only].
    • Have access to the members only section of the web portal, School Libraries Online, including access to reports, minutes of meetings, selected articles and papers published by and on behalf of the association.
    • Have access to IASL-LINK discussion list for exchanging ideas and discussing issues relating to school libraries and education worldwide.
    • May participate in Special Interest Groups
    • Pay the reduced IASL membership conference registration rate. 

  • Partner membership Association (NEW):  the partner member model aims to build strong relationships with school library associations along with their individual members and school library sections of national associations globally.  Partner membership is open to national, regional or local (school) library associations and school library sections of national, regional or local library associations.  The fee is a base fee plus $1 per member/annum, and every individual member must be counted in the dues collection.  A full overview of the partner membership opportunity may be downloaded by  clicking here.  Please note that partner member associations are asked to sign a three-year membership contract, payable in annual installments, due on or before 30 January each year. Partner member benefits include:
    • All members of the Partner Member Association will become individual partner members of IASL, with access to the IASL listserv, IASL Newsletter online, School Libraries Worldwide journal online, reduced fees for conferences and publications, participation in SIGs and committees, and access to members-only area on the IASL website.
    • The Partner Member Association may participate in the AGM and have one vote on all issues raised at the AGM, as specified for institution members in the IASL By-Laws.  However, individual partner members are not eligible for positions as officers or directors (Article 4 and 5 of the IASL By-Laws).  Individual partner members who wish to be nominated to hold office in IASL must pay for individual membership, according to the constitution of IASL.

Dues


Membership dues are based on your country of residence and published gross national product indexes for that country, with international schools being in the top (Zone A) category. There are two levels of fees and a single fee for all who wish to become life members of the association.

Student membership / Retiree membership: Note - amounts are in US$.

 Zone Dues 
 A USD $30.00 
 B USD $15.00 
 C USD $10.00 





Personal membership: Note - amounts are in US$

Zone Dues 
 A USD $100.00 
 B USD $60.00 
 C USD $15.00 
 LIFE  USD $2,000.00 




Association / Institution membership: Note - amounts are in US$.

Zone Dues 
 A USD $200.00 
 B USD $120.00 
 C USD $40.00 




Partner Member Association: Note - amounts are in US$.

Zone Dues 
 A USD $150.00 + $1 
 B USD $90.00 + $1 
 C USD $25.00 + $1 




Geographic Zones

Zone A countries: International Schools (except local employees) are included in Zone A.

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China/Hong Kong, China/Macao, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, UK/Bermuda, UK/British Virgin Islands, UK/Cayman, UK/England, UK/Gibraltar, UK/Falkland, UK/North Ireland, UK/Scotland, UK/Wales, United Arab Emirates, USA, USA/Virgin Islands.


Zone B countries: 


Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cook Islands (New Zealand), Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, France/French Guinea, France/French Polynesia, France/Guadeloupe, France/Martinique, France/New Caledonia, France/Reunion, France/St. Pierre & Miquelon, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (USA), Nauru, Neth. Antilles, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UK/Anguilla, UK/Montserrat, UK/Saint Helena, UK/Turks and Caicos, Uruguay, USA/American Samoa, USA/Guam, USA/Northern Marianas, USA/Palau, USA/Puerto Rico, Venezuela.


Zone C countries: 


Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina., Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia), Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Dem Rep of Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France/Wallis et Futuna, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Myanmar, Marshall Islands (USA), Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niue, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome/Principe, Senegal, Serbia/Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank/Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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