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Institutional Membership

The iSchools Organization maintains a global network of leaders and schools in the field of information science. We promote interdisciplinary and cross-continental collaboration amongst members.

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Access to iSchools Leaders Mailing Lists

iSchools heads and representatives get access to dedicated regional and leaders listservs.

Job Postings

All iSchools members can submit unlimited job ads, which will be promoted on the website and the iSchools channels.

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iSchools Database Entry

Members have their very own and dedicated database entries, featuring their school and key contacts.


iSchools Members receive discounts for events, workshops, and training sessions for their school.

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Promotion at iConferences

All members receive a free virtual booth for all upcoming iConfences including a free virtual iConference registration for a booth representative.


Receive featured stories and up to date news about events, initiatives, and projects regonally and globally.

Member iSchools can submit items to be featured in the newsletters, which are sent out to all members world-wide on a weekly basis.

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iSchools Grant Program

The iSchools organization maintains a research fund for the benefit of its member schools.

Grants with a total of up to $20,000 USD are awarded to successful applicants annually to support their research.

Dedicated Regional and Global Activities

Become an integral part of your regional activities, initiatives, and projects. Foster collaboration with member schools on a regional or global scale.

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Membership Dues

Membership Levels

Criteria for being recognized as an iSchool are not rigid, but members are expected to have substantial sponsored research activity, engagement in the training of future researchers (usually through an active, research-oriented doctoral program), and a commitment to progress in the information field.

iSchools membership spans six membership levels. Each new member is entitled to select the membership level that it feels best represents the level of support and leadership that it wishes to maintain within the organization. Levels are not assigned and should not be construed as a rating system.

Prospective members should indicate their desired membership level on their application. Schools are expected to enroll at the highest membership level in accordance with the size, resources, and structural limitations of their schools. Schools are encouraged to move up in the membership hierarchy when appropriate and may do so during the annual renewal period.

Corresponding annual dues are shown in USD:

iCaucus - $5000

This is our most prestigious membership level and indicates the highest possible support for the organization and its role in shaping the future of the information field. iCaucus schools each get five votes in choosing the Board of Directors.

Enabling - $4000

Our second-highest membership level is indicative of a strong desire to enable the organization’s work. Enabling-level schools each get four votes in choosing the Board of Directors.

Sustaining - $3000

This membership level reflects the commitment to the iSchools mission and vision. Sustaining schools each get three votes in choosing the Board of Directors.

Supporting - $2000

Our Supporting membership level enables additional support and resources for the organization and the community. Supporting schools each get two votes in choosing the Board of Directors.

Basic - $1000

The Basic level provides full organizational membership at an affordable price. Basic schools each get one vote in choosing the Board of Directors.

Associate - $300

The Associate* category is for schools that do not yet meet the requirements for the full membership listed above. Associate schools are included in organizational discussions and meetings, but do not have voting rights.

*Associate schools can petition to become full members during the annual renewal period, as explained below.

Membership Dues
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