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The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) was formed on June 6, 1987, by Marilyn Levine, a professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin and the owner of Information Express. She was joined by 26 fellow information brokers—each of them pioneers in providing information-related services such as online and manual research, document delivery, database design, library support, consulting, writing, and publishing.

The second annual meeting of AIIP was held in 1988 in Denver, CO, USA. At this meeting, members formally adopted by-laws and AIIP was incorporated as a 501-c(6) organization. Roger Summit was the keynote speaker, and he has remained a strong supporter of AIIP to this day.

In 1990, AIIP established its Vendor Program. Mead Data Central (now LexisNexis) was the first company to join the program. As of late 2014, more than 25 companies are Industry Partner or Industry Affiliate members of the AIIP Vendor Program.

Over the past quarter century, AIIP has become a important voice of the independent information profession.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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American Economic Association

The AEA publishes seven prestigious economics journals including the American Economic Review. Libraries also subscribe to EconLit, a comprehensive database of essential economics sources including 1.3 million records and full-text linking options. Coverage includes articles, working papers, dissertations, books and reviews, and collective volume articles. More information: info@econlit.org


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Mary Ellen Bates

Mary Ellen helps fellow infopreneurs make a living doing what they love. She offers one-on-one strategic coaching, webinars and online courses to help independent info pros thrive. Download free resources at Reluctant-Entrepreneur.com/resources


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June Boyle

CeRCo means seek. Seeking information is what we’re all about. We help business leaders – and the consultants who advise them – get access to the right information in order to make critical decisions for their organizations.


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Scott Attenborough

How content is published makes a difference. The right combination of technology, innovation and discipline will make all the difference. Your content is your capital - build it right - make it count. Visit Content Capital.


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Michelle Rawl

Rawl Research, Inc. provides media research and analysis to companies interested in seeing how they stack up against their competitors. Public relations firms, medical organizations and government agencies use the targeted results to find new business and define their products or services. More information: info@RawlResearch.com.


Amethyst Sponsor


We would like to thank ProQuest for your Amethyst Sponsorship and ongoing support of AIIP!


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Jane Langeman

Langeman Consulting helps academics, non-profits and associations leverage technology and data to make smarter decisions.

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