What is the ARLIS/NA renewal/membership cycle?

ARLIS/NA membership lasts the calendar year, from January 1st through December 31st. If someone joins after January 1st they will remain a member through December 31st of that year. If they join or renew after October 1st, once the yearly membership renewal season has started, they will be a member until December 31st of the following year.

When does ARLIS/NA’s yearly membership renewal season begin?

Headquarters begins sending renewal emails on Oct 1st. Reminder emails are sent in the following months.

How can I pay my membership dues with a check?

The online join or renewal options offer the opportunity to pay by check.

What is bundled membership?

Bundled membership allows people to join a regional chapter at the same time they are joining or renewing their Society membership. To find your chapter, consult the ARLIS/NA chapters page: https://www.arlisna.org/organization/chapters

Who can use the bundled membership option?

Selecting the bundled membership option can only be done online if your membership type is INDIVIDUAL. If your membership type is a category other than Individual, you will join or renew your society membership first, and then reach out to the chapter directly to make your payment.

Are chapters permitted to accept membership dues directly?

Yes. Chapters are responsible for maintaining their own membership rosters and can accept membership dues directly throughout the year.

When and how will chapters receive their membership dues disbursement from headquarters?

Headquarters will send checks to chapter treasurers monthly beginning Dec 1st and running through the end of annual conference registration. After that, checks will be issued on a quarterly basis. If a chapter is in need of their membership dues sooner than the next check-run, the treasurer can make this request through the ARLIS/NA Chapter Liaison, Stefanie Hilles.

How often will chapters receive membership roster updates from headquarters?

Chapter chairs should contact ARLIS/NA Executive Director, Nancy Short, to receive a chapter roster.

What should I do if I want to join more than one chapter?

You have two options: you can either join ARLIS/NA and then join each chapter directly or you can use bundled membership to join ARLIS/NA and one chapter and then join the second chapter separately.

I just got a new job! What happens if I change chapters midyear?

If you’re already a member of ARLIS/NA, you can join your new chapter directly. Please notify your current chapter of your move so they can keep an accurate membership roster.

Can I make a donation to ARLIS/NA or my chapter when I join or renew?

Yes! Donations to ARLIS/NA can be made directly through the ARLIS/NA website. After you join or renew you will be prompted to make a donation. Chapter donations should be made directly through the individual chapter websites.

Can I join the Canada Chapter?

The Canada chapter does not accept dues; however, if you live and work in Canada, you can be added to the roster of Canadian members and added to the ARLIS-Canada listserv - http://canada.arlisna.org/carlis-l/. Within Canada there three chapters you can join with your bundled membership or directly through the chapter:

  • ARLIS MOQ covers Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec City, and surrounding regions.
  • ARLIS Ontario covers the province of Ontario (excepting Ottawa) and is geographically based in southern Ontario.
  • ARLIS Northwest, a cross-border chapter, covers Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Yukon Territory.

Members may join any chapter of their choosing.