Membership Categories & Fees

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Acknowledgement: Nikki Crowster

Individual Membership 2017

South African Individual ZAR 550-00
SA Full Time Students ZAR 290-00
SA Pensioners ZAR 290-00
SA Unemployed ZAR 290-00
SA Volunteer ZAR 290-00
African Individuals ZAR 850-00
International Individuals ZAR 1000-00
Membership entitles you to:
  • LIASA has professional body status;
  • Regular communication via the listserv LIASAOnline and SMS service;
  • Four issues of LIASA-in-Touch, our information-filled magazine for the LIS professional;
  • Access to the South African Journal for Library and Information Science, the academic and accredited professional journal;
  • Access to LIASA professional online tools, to be used by new generation librarians in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environment. These cutting edge tools are freely available and include LIASA Webinar, LIASA Events and LIASA Survey;
  • Discounted rates for meetings, workshops, seminars and the annual conference;
  • Discounted rates for training sessions, courses and workshops;
  • Eligibility for the various prestigious LIASA awards;
  • Eligibility for grants, scholarships or other financial support opportunities;
  • Eligibility to attend the IFLA Conference on the IFLA membership rate;
  • Eligibility to serve on branch, interest group and other LIASA committees;
  • Membership of your local branch and access to all its activities at discounted rates;
  • Membership of two Interest Groups of your choice and access to its activities;
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership and professional skills, learning best practice from others; and
  • Networking, and more networking! Experience what it feels like to belong to a community that is passionate about the library profession in South Africa, and network with the who’s who in LIS – nationally & internationally!

Institutional Membership 2017

South African Institution ZAR 2 780-00
African Institution ZAR 2 780-00
International Institution ZAR 2 780-00
The above gives your institution access to the following benefits:
  • A paid-up institutional member may register up to five (5) of its employees for the Annual Conference at the rate applicable to an individual member;
  • Institutional members are entitled to discount advertising in LIASA-In-Touch;
  • LIASA provides online communication through its listserv LIASA Online and its website;
  • The member institution is entitled to send one representative to the AGM and that individual may vote on behalf of the institutional member; and
  • Institutional members are entitled to receive the LIASA-in-Touch.


Current and new members register for one year, after which membership has to be renewed on an annual basis. The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December. Use one of the following to become a member or to renew your membership.


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