CALA Membership Type Definitions

[Notes: last updated on 2015-10-12]

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CALA Membership Definitions (revised on 1/6/2013 by Lian Ruan & Weiling Liu)

Regular Membership is for any individual in North America interested in the purpose of the Association ($30.00/year).

Institutional Membership is for any organization interested in the purpose of the Association. For example, a University Library may like to support CALA and keep copies of CALA publications or Newsletters and will join as an institutional member ($100/year each).
An institutional membership has one vote, represented by the key person; individuals from the same organization have the same privileges as that of Regular members for conference discounts and volunteering in committees.

Affiliate Membership is for any organization interested in the purpose of the Association and wants to become affiliated with CALA ($100/year). “Individual members of an affiliate can join the Association as personal members by paying the membership dues, which will entitle them to full membership privileges. (Bylaws I.2.)”

Life Membership is for any individual who pays one-time life membership due and is interested in the purpose of the Association ($300).

Student Membership is for any full-time student who is enrolled in any university or college and interested in the purpose of the Association ($15/year).

Non-salaried Membership is for any retirees or unemployed person interested in the purpose of the Association ($15/year).

Overseas Membership is for any individual who lives outside of the United States and interested in the purpose of the Association ($15/year).

Honorary Membership (Free) is a special membership type honored/approved by the CALA’s Executive Committee or the Board of Directors