Section II: Membership

Section 1: Regular Memberships

Regular membership shall be available to any person supporting the purposes of this Association, and shall include all privileges including voting, receipt of all Association publications, and the opportunity to serve as an officer and on committees.

Section 2: Life Memberships

Life membership shall be available to any person supporting the purposes of this association upon payment of a one-time fee that will entitle that person to all privileges of the Association including voting, receipt of all Association, publications, and the opportunity to serve as an officer and on committees.

Section 3: Student Memberships

Student membership shall be available to any person supporting the purpose of this Association who is enrolled at an institution of higher education and pursing a degree, whether undergraduate or graduate. Student membership shall include the privileges of voting, receiving all Association publications, and serving on committees.

Section 4: Institutional Memberships

Institutional and Library memberships shall be available to any educational institution, department, library, or other organization, and shall include the privilege of receiving all Association publications.

Section 5: Emeritus Memberships

Emeritus memberships shall be granted to members who have retired from their institutions, who have either continuous Regular membership for fifteen years of noncontinuous membership for twenty years, or who have been nominated by the National Council and approved by a vote of the Association in recognition of distinguished service to the profession. Emeritus members shall have all privileges including voting, receipt of all Association publications and the opportunity to serve as an officer and on committees.