Membership

Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) membership is composed of academic health sciences libraries whose medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. AAHSL membership categories are full members and associate members. Full members have voting privileges in AAHSL. Associate members are libraries whose institutions or organizations have an interest in the purposes and activities of AAHSL. 

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Are you a Developing Medical Library and have not sought LCME status?
Apply today to join AAHSL at no cost!

* AAHSL will now be using an online membership renewal form for billing and payment, and will no longer send physical invoices. 


AAHSL Dues

Member Type

Dues

Full (US Medical Schools with Full LCME Status)

$2,400
Canadian Full $900
Associate (LMCE Preliminary Status) $900
New Medical School Libraries (LCME Applicant or Candidate Status) $500
Developing Medical School N/A

Member Benefits

Full/Regular

  • LCME Status Based on LCME Requirements

    • Provisional - charter classes in year 3 & 4
    • Full accreditation
  • Benefits 

    • Voting rights
    • Eligibility for Board member, committee chair, organization liaison positions, etc.
    • Subscription to AAHSL Directors Listserv
    • Committee membership
    • Full participation and access to statistics and online portal, free print copy
    • New directors training
    • One free workshop attendance
    • Invitation to special events
    • Access to general member listserv
    • Notices of AAHSL meetings at AAMC
    • Webinars

Canadian Full

  • LCME Status Based on LCME Requirements

    • Provisional - charter classes in year 3 & 4
    • Full accreditation
  • Benefits 

    • Voting rights
    • Eligibility for Board member, committee chair, organization liaison positions, etc.
    • Subscription to AAHSL Directors Listserv
    • Committee membership
    • Full participation and access to statistics and online portal, free print copy
    • New directors training
    • One free workshop attendance
    • Invitation to special events
    • Access to general member listserv
    • Notices of AAHSL meetings at AAMC
    • Webinars

Associate

  • LCME Status Based on LCME Requirements

    • Preliminary status (enrolls first charter class)
  • Number of Years

    • Usually 2 years
    • 4 years if denied provisional status by LCME
  • Benefits 

    • Subscription to AAHSL Directors Listserv
    • Access to general member listserv
    • Committee membership
    • Full participation and access to statistics and online portal, free print copy
    • New directors training
    • One free workshop attendance
    • Invitation to special events
    • Notices of AAHSL meetings at AAMC
    • Webinars

New Medical School Libraries

  • LCME Status Based on LCME Requirements

    • Applicant or Candidate Status
  • Number of Years

    • Usually 3 years unless required by LCME to continue at this level
  • Benefits 

    • Access to general member listserv
    • Notices of AAHSL meetings at AAMC
    • Access to online statistics; purchase of print statistics at discounted rate of $250
    • Webinars
    • Offer/assign a mentor from newer or long-term director pool
    • If not library director, AAHSL reaches out to non-library administrator regarding recruitment and LCME preparation

Developing Medical School

  • LCME Status Based on LCME Requirements

    • Have NOT sought LCME status, but contacted AAHSL for assistance.
  • Number of Years

    • 1 to 3
  • Benefits 

    • New libraries discussion list