...the membership association for Information & Referral professionals, and the driving force behind clear and consistent professional Standards that benchmark every aspect of quality I&R.


AIRS Membership

AIRS Membership Benefits

Change is coming! Be a part of it. 

New Membership Level Names - Structures - Fees

Watch for announcements coming in September and full details in your membership renewal package in October.

 

After much review, analysis and discussion over the past year, including looking at other comparable associations and their memberships, AIRS is restructuring our membership levels. It is our hope that by doing so it will help strengthen the future of I&R, our members, and AIRS. It's been years since we have made major changes and we are excited about the possibilities. Stay tuned for details!


AIRS is the organization for all I&R providers. Join us!

A single integrated membership structure provides automatic membership to both AIRS and the independent state/regional Affiliate that serves your state/region (if applicable). For example, a Texas-based agency becomes a member of both AIRS and Texas AIRS for the same single price. You get the benefits of both organizations for one membership fee!

You may join as an agency or as an individual. For individuals, the membership benefits apply only to the person concerned. An organizational membership covers all current staff and volunteers.

THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS & LEVELS ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY FOR EXISTING 2015 MEMBERS:

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP 

You get:

  • One hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $450)
  • Additional copies of both volumes of the ABCs of I&R for $65 each (or $45 for the I&R Specialist version and $30 for the Resource Specialist version)
  • Access to special member rates on telephone interpretation from LanguageLine Solutions (inquire at ssonnenberg@languageline.com)
  • Access to preferred pricing for cloud telephony services from InContact (inquire at info@airs.org
  • 20% off all applicable AIRS products and services (including certifications and conference fees!)
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, our member-only social networking site that allows you to work online with colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities, stay up to date on I&R news and opportunities, network with peers, and access helpful resources
  • ?9 electronic issues of Connections, the AIRS Newsletter 
  • Preferred pricing on online printing via Mimeo (inquire at clivemjones@gmail.com)?
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses but with a 10% discount)
  • Access to 2-1-1 Toolkit and I&R Toolkit
  • Membership in your local AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization (if applicable)
  • Voting privileges
  • and more!

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP 

You get:

  • 5% off member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (including certifications and conference fees!)
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, our member-only social networking site that allows you to work online with colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities, stay up to date on I&R news and opportunities, network with peers, and access helpful resources
  • Access to special member rates on telephone interpretation from LanguageLine Solutions (inquire at ssonnenberg@languageline.com)
  • Preferred pricing on online printing via Mimeo (inquire at clivemjones@gmail.com)?
  • Access to I&R Toolkit and 2-1-1 Toolkit
  • Membership in your local AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization (if applicable)
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses but with 5% discount)
  • Voting privileges
  • 9 electronic issues of Connections, the AIRS Newsletter

BASIC MEMBERSHIP 

You get:

  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (including certification and conference fees)
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, our member-only social networking site that allows you to work online with colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities, stay up to date on I&R news and opportunities, network with peers, and access helpful resources
  • Membership in your local AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization (if applicable)
  • Access to special member rates on telephone interpretation from LanguageLine Solutions (inquire at ssonnenberg@languageline.com)
  • Preferred pricing on online printing via Mimeo (inquire at clivemjones@gmail.com)?
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses)
  • Voting privileges
  • 9 electronic issues of Connections, the AIRS Newsletter

Note that as all memberships begin on January 1st, any new agency joining after July 1st will pay a partial fee providing membership coverage until December 31st, at which time a full renewal can be made for the following year.

Please note that if you are based in Canada, AIRS has a joint membership program with InformCanada and applications must be made via www.informcanada.ca.

For more information, including becoming a member during this transition period, contact AIRS membership director Moayad Zahralddin

 


 
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