Membership

Membership of the Society and benefits shall be opened to individuals without distinction of sex, caste, religion, race or nationality, to institutions recognized bodies and industrial organizations who subscribe to the aims and objectives of the Society. It shall consist of unlimited members.

The following are the different types of Membership offered by the Society.

Institutional Member
Institutions / Organisations (Libraries, Organisations owning a Library, Vendors, Publishers, Societies, etc.) contributing in the field of Library & Information Science are eligible for 'Institutional Membership'. An Institutional Member who shall have the right to nominate two of his employees as representatives to enjoy the rights and privileges of the Society as hereinafter prescribed except the right to hold elective post.

Fellow
Fellow/Life Fellow shall be a person enrolled by the Council on application to the council and shall be an individual who, a) have contributed not less than 20 years in the field of Library & Information Science and, b) has been member of the Society in class of General Member / Professional Member for at least three years. A Fellow Member shall be entitled to the voting and other rights and privileges of the Society.

Associate Fellow
Associate Fellow/Life Associate Fellow shall be a person enrolled by the Council on application to the council and shall be an individual who, a) have contributed not less than 20 years in the field of Library & Information Science and, b) has been member of the Society in class of General Member / Professional Member for at least three years. An Associate Fellow Member shall be entitled to the voting and other rights and privileges of the Society.

Professional Member
Professional Member / Life Professional Member shall be a person enrolled by the Council, on application and shall be an individual who is a scientist, an engineer, a teacher, an executive or a writer in technical or executive field involving Library & Information Science. Professional Member shall be entitled to the voting and other rights and privileges of the Society.

Student Member
Students undergoing courses in the field Library & Information Science are eligible for 'Student Membership'. A Student Member shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of the Society except the right to vote and right to hold elective post.

House-Wife Member
House-Wives are eligible for 'House-Wife Membership'. A House-Wife Member shall be entitled to the voting and other rights and privileges of the Society.

General Member
Any individual who do not fall under the above mentioned 6 categories will be eligible for 'General Membership'.

Subscription Fee shall be charged as follows:

Annual Subscription

Institutional Membership
Rs.7,500/-
Professional Membership
Rs.0,125/-
Student Membership
Rs.0,075/-
House-Wife Membership
Rs.0,125/-
General Membership
Rs.0,125/


Life Subscription

Institutional Membership
Rs.75,000/-
Professional Membership
Rs.01,250/-
House-Wife Membership
Rs.01,250/-
General Membership
Rs.01,250/-


An admission fee of Rs.10/- (Rupees ten only) shall be payable at the time of entry to the Society.