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. 

Membership Level Annual Dues
US Full (Full or Provisional LCME status) $2,400
Canadian Full (Full or Provisional LCME status)
$900
Associate (Preliminary LCME status -OR- osteopathic schools) $900
New Medical School (Applicant or Candidate LCME status) $500
Developing Medical School (have not yet sought LCME status) $0

 

Are you a member and want to add a colleague to the AAHSL-All listserv? No member registration or dues are required. 
Email [email protected] to let us know of your request
 and include this information: first/last name, email address, school, library, work address, work phone number, title/position. Requests will be processed within 3 days of receipt.


Member Benefits

Full Membership (US & Canadian)

There are two ways to be eligible for a Full membership:
  1. Libraries at this level have attained full LCME accreditation. 
  2. Libraries at this level have sought LCME accreditation and are in Provisional status (charter classes in year three or four). 

Benefits


    • Subscription to the Directors-Only listserv
    • Subscription to the General Member listserv
    • Full participation and access to the Annual Statistics online portal, plus one free print copy
    • Invitation to the AAHSL Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with AAMC), including one free registration
    • Invitation to the New Directors Symposium (if eligible)
    • Voting rights
    • Eligible to become an AAHSL board member, committee chair, organization liaison, etc.
    • Eligible to participate on AAHSL committees and task forces

Associate Membership

There are two ways to be eligible for an Associate membership:

  1. Libraries at this level have sought LCME accreditation and are in Preliminary status (enrolling first charter class). Generally, a library may maintain this level for two years (or four if denied Provisional status by LCME) before moving up to a Full membership.
  2. The library is not LCME-affiliated. For example, osteopathic medical schools or other organizations interested in AAHSL's mission.

Benefits 

    • Subscription to the Directors-Only listserv
    • Subscription to the General Member listserv
    • Full participation and access to the Annual Statistics online portal, plus one free print copy
    • Invitation to the AAHSL Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with AAMC), including one free registration
    • Invitation to New Directors Symposium (if eligible)
    • Eligible to participate on AAHSL committees and task forces

New Medical School Membership

Libraries at this level have sought LCME accreditation and are in Applicant or Candidate status. Generally, a library may maintain this level for about three years (unless otherwise directed by LCME) before moving up to an Associate membership.

Benefits 
    • Subscription to New Health Sciences Libraries listserv
    • Invitation to the AAHSL Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with AAMC), including one free registration
    • Access to the Annual Statistics online portal, and a discounted rate of $250 for printed copies
    • 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 Membership

Libraries at this level have NOT yet sought LCME accreditation but would like access to AAHSL's resources. Generally, a library may maintain this level for one to three years before moving up to a New Medical School Library membership.

Benefits 

    • Subscription to the New Health Sciences Libraries listserv