...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

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

AIRS has 3 levels of membership. For most organizations, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP provides the best combination of benefits and cost savings throughout the year. A significant benefit to joining as a PREMIUM member is that you receive a hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (valued at $450) included with your membership! This 600+ page publication is updated every year and is the foundation of all standards-driven I&R training.

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 -- the price is still the same (except at the Basic Level). However, for individuals, the membership benefits apply only to the person concerned and not to everyone within the organization. An organizational membership - at any level - covers all current staff and volunteers.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP ($575 or $1,100 for two years)

You get:

  • One hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $450)
  • Additional hard copies of the ABCs of I&R for $50 each
  • 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 
  • 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 ($250 for agencies with budgets below $75,000; $375 for agencies with budgets over $75,000)

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 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 ($100 for organizations; $60 for individuals) 

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 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 contact AIRS membership director Moayad Zahralddin

To become a member complete the application form.


 
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