Membership

Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) full members with voting privileges are academic health sciences libraries who medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. Additional membership categories, described below include Associate Members, New Medical School Members, and Developing Medical School Members. 

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

 

 The 3% processing fee will be waived for the 2020-2021 membership year that runs October 1 - September 30. If you intend to pay by credit card, please call the AAHSL office once you have received your electronic invoice and we will process your payment.

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Have you received an email saying that you are in your renewal period?  Then it's time to renew your AAHSL membership! If you haven't received a renewal period email, then hold tight! We want you to get your money's worth out of your annual membership, so we don't want to you to renew it too soon!

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Has your budget been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Amid the global pandemic and our country's continuing challenges related to racism and public health, your organization's voice is more important than ever. Recognizing that COVID-19 has caused financial hardship for many academic institutions, AAHSL wants to support our members during renewal season.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your renewal invoice, please contact the AAHSL Office at (206) 209-5261 or [email protected]

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 three 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
    • Invitation to the AAHSL Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with AAMC), including one free registration
    • 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
    • Invitation to the AAHSL Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with AAMC), including one free registration
    • 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
    • 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
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