Membership Levels

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AIIP offers a range of membership levels designed to fit any stage of an independent info pro career.

  • Full: for owners of information-centric businesses
  • Associate: for information-centric individuals not eligible for Full membership
  • Student: for individuals currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting college or university
  • Supporting: for members and outside individuals, organizations, and corporations to show enhanced financial support for AIIP.

AIIP members who are concluding their active careers are encouraged to remain in the AIIP community as Retired or Emeritus members, depending on their eligibility.

All Association Members receive the AIIP Connections quarterly publication and have access to the AIIP-L discussion forum. All members also agree to support the objectives of AIIP and accept the Association's Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Full Membership (US$200/year)

To be eligible for Full membership, an applicant must own at least 25% of a for-profit information-centric business. Benefits of Full Membership include:

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Associate Membership (US$200/year)

For those not eligible for Full membership, including information professionals who have not yet started their own business, an Associate membership is a great option. Benefits include:

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Student Membership (US$50/year)

If you are interested in info entrepreneurship, and you’re enrolled with a minimum of six credits in an accredited degree-granting college or university, a Student membership is a great fit. Benefits include:

An individual may hold a Student membership for no more than a total of two years.

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Supporting Membership (US$500/year)

All members and outside individuals, organizations, and corporations that value the objectives of AIIP are eligible for Supporting Membership. Supporting Members receive all of the benefits of Full Membership (if qualified) or Associate Membership while also enjoying special recognition as supporters of AIIP.

Benefits of Supporting Membership include:
  • Subscription to the quarterly AIIP Connections member publication
  • Discounts on business services from AIIP partners
  • Access to monthly webinars
  • Access to AIIP-L discussion list
  • Participation on AIIP committees
  • AIIP annual conference recognition:
    • Discounted registration
    • Supporting Member ribbon/badge
    • Recognition by the president
    • Supporting Members-only Social
  • Acknowledgement as a Supporting Member in the Member Directory
  • Recognition in AIIP materials:
    • Website video moment
    • AIIP Connections thank you or article
    • President’s Update email newsletter thank you
    • Social media mentions
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Retired Membership (US$75/year)

The Retired membership level is designed for individuals who previously owned information-centric businesses, and who were AIIP members for at least three years. Years of membership did not need to be consecutive. Benefits include:

  • Listing in the members-only AIIP Member Directory
  • Statement of your AIIP Retired member status
  • Participation in ad hoc projects
  • Participation in the AIIP Mentor Program
  • Access to live members-only webinars and recordings
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Emeritus Membership (US$50/year)

The Emeritus membership level is designed for individuals who previously owned information-centric businesses. To qualify, you must have been an AIIP member for at least eight years, the most recent being five consecutive years as a Full member.

  • Listing in the members-only AIIP Member Directory
  • Statement of your AIIP Emeritus member status
  • A vote on all association matters
  • Participation on AIIP committees
  • Participation in ad hoc projects
  • Participation in the AIIP Mentor Program
  • Access to live members-only webinars and recordings
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