LIS professional associations

Public, School, Academic, and General Associations

American Library Association (ALA)

ASIS&T (The Information Society for the Information Age)

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) (ALA division)

Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Canadian School Libraries (CASL)

Public Library Association (PLA) (ALA division)

School Library Association (AASL) (ALA division)

Special Libraries Association (SLA)


Specialized Associations

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence(AAAI)

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

American Communication Association

American Indian Library Association

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

American Medical Informatics Associations (AMIA)

American Society for Indexing (ASI)

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Animation, Media and Technology Education in Canada

ARMA International

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

Association for Computational Linguistics

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Association for Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL)

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)

Association of Christian Librarians

Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)

Association of Independent School Librarians (AISL)

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

Association of Jewish Libraries

Association of Mental Health Librarians

Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC)

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)

Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL)


Bibliographical Society of America

Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)

Black Caucus (ALA caucus)


Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals

Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association

Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)

Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)

Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation (CAML)

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)

Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)

Canadian Museums Association (CMA)

Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

Chinese American Librarians Association (ALA affiliate)

Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA)

Classification Society of North America (CSNA)

Cognitive Science Society

Community of Industrial Relations Librarians (CIRL)

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)

Conservation OnLine (CoOL)

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries


Digital Libraries Federation



Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) (American Society for Engineering Education)


HTML Writers Guild


Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)

International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)

International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

International Society for Computational Biology (IACB)


Korean-American Librarians and Information Professionals Association (KALIPA)


Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) (ALA division)

Library Leadership Administration and Management Association (LLAMA) (ALA division)


Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA)

Medical Library Association (MLA)

Music Library Association (MLA)


National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA)

National Association of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC)

National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)


Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC)


Patent Information Users Group (PIUG)

Progressive Librarians Guild


Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) (ALA division)

REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking


Society for Information Management (SIM)

Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)


Theatre Library Association (TLA)


Urban Libraries Council (ULC)


Veterinary Medical Libraries Section (VMLS) (Medical Library Association)

Visual Resources Association (VRA)


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) (ALA division)