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Current and new members register for one year, after which membership has to be renewed on an annual basis. The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December.

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2019 Membership Forms

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Acknowledgement: Nikki Crowster

Individual Membership 2019

South African Individual ZAR 615-00
SA Full Time Students** ZAR 290-00
SA Interns ZAR 290-00
SA Pensioners ZAR 290-00
SA Unemployed ZAR 290-00
SA Volunteer ZAR 290-00
African Individuals ZAR 920-00
International Individuals ZAR 920-00

** LIASA Constitution, Rule 2.1.1.3
Student membership shall be accorded to undergraduate students in tertiary institutions who are not gainfully employed and who are pursuing any academic or professional programme that may eventually qualify such a student as a librarian or information worker.

Membership entitles you to:
  • LIASA has professional body status and therefore, upon application and meeting the requirements, LIASA can confer a designation;
  • Regular communication via the mailing list LIASAOnline;
  • Four issues of LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional;
  • Paid-up members have access to the electronic version, even before it is posted to the members and stakeholders;
  • Access to the South African Journal for Library and Information Science, the academic and accredited professional journal;
  • Access to online tools, to be used by new generation librarians in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environment. These tools are available by logging in to your profile;
  • Discounted rates for meetings, seminars and the annual conference;
  • Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops;
  • Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards;
  • Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities when available;
  • Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the IFLA membership rate;
  • Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other LIASA committees;
  • Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates;
  • Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities;
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership and professional skills, learning best practice from others; and
  • Networking, and more networking! Experience what it feels like to belong to a community that is passionate about the library profession in South Africa, and network with the who's who in LIS - nationally & internationally!

Institutional Membership 2019

South African Institution ZAR 3 075-00
African Institution ZAR 3 075-00
International Institution ZAR 3 075-00
The above gives your institution access to the following benefits:
  • A paid-up institutional member may register up to five (5) of its employees for the Annual Conference at the rate applicable to an individual member;
  • Institutional members are entitled to discount advertising in LIASA-In-Touch;
  • LIASA provides online communication through its mailing list LIASAOnline and its website;
  • The member institution is entitled to send one representative to the AGM and that individual may vote on behalf of the institutional member; and
  • Institutional members are entitled to receive one copy per quarter of the LIASA-in-Touch.
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