Application for Affiliation

Below is an online form to be used by school library associations applying for affiliation with AASL. Organizations also retain the option of completing a paper application and submitting the required documents to the AASL office.

Please read ALA's Personal Data Notification before proceeding.
  • Contact

    Please fill in information for person to be contacted with questions or updates as it relates to this form.
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  • Organization Information

  • Supplemental Documents

    Please provide the following:
  • If your organization is a sub-group for a larger organization, please attach or link to their bylaws or constitution.
  • You may link to a conference page, an event listing page, etc. You do not have to hold a conference to meet this requirement but simply have regular opportunities for your members to meet either in person or virtually.
  • This may include a newsletter, publication, blog or social media.
  • To verify this number please request a list of members from AASL (aasl@ala.org) to compare with your member list. Only names and institutions will be included in the list.
  • Leadership

    In order to qualify for affiliation an organization’s president and affiliate assembly representative(s) must be personal members of AASL. The president may serve as both the president and affiliate assembly representative.

    * If your organization is not exclusively school librarians, and the role of the president alternates between a public and school librarian, your organization may receive a biennial waiver on the AASL membership requirement for your president if your application for affiliation is approved.
  • Review & Approval

    Requests for affiliation are reviewed and voted on by the AASL Board of Directors during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. Once your application has been approved you will be notified and asked to complete a contact and information form within 30 days. Once your form has been received your contacts will be updated on the AASL website, members added to communication channels, and you will be added to the AASL leadership travel rotation.