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Interested in becoming a member?

Joining is quick with a credit card via the online form (hosted securely on the main SLA website).  The online form will also tell you the current membership rates (dues).  Please remember  to select European Chapter as your affiliate Chapter.

Contact the if you need to be invoiced or pay by cheque.

We’ve listed key membership benefits below, and we’ve also our favourite top ten reasons to join.

Member dues (as of 9th September 2013)

    Full Member (Dues levels):

  • Annual Salary US$ 75,000 or greater: US$ 200.00
  • Annual Salary US$ 35,000-US$ 74,999: US$ 185.00
  • Annual Salary US$ 18,000-US$ 34,999: US$ 114.00
  • Annual Salary under US$ 18,000: US$ 40.00
  • Organizational Members: US$ 750.00
  • Retired Member: US$ 40.00
  • Student: US$ 40.00

If you decide to join, do please introduce yourself to  plug_emp(true, ‘=ecb6403df1-a25;emp:org;emp:a6f-b0.c3*;emp:sla-europe;emp:ebd4;emp:membership’);“> so we can start to keep you up-to-date immediately.

If you’ve got any further questions contact Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, Membership Chair, who will be pleased to help. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Benefits of Membership

SLA  Europe offers a blog, a discussion list, a dedicated Board and a programme of events throughout the year.

In addition, all members of SLA Europe enjoy the full benefits of the SLA network of contacts – 11,000 information professionals globally and around 250 in Europe.

Dedicated support for those in the first five years of their career.

Information Outlook – monthly magazine containing news, advice on professional development and addressing technical & managerial issues.

Membership Directory – web-based directory giving full address, telephone and fax numbers of the entire SLA membership.

Divisions – “The key to the contacts in your subject area”. Free membership of one of the many subject Divisions and the opportunity to join others for a small membership fee.

Divisions include Academic, Competitive Intelligence, and Knowledge Management and those that are industry focused:  Business & Finance, Environment & Resource Management, and Legal amongst others. Several cover more than one sector, such as the Information Technology Division and the Leadership & Management Division – for would-be leaders too.

Membership of your regional Chapter plus others for a small additional membership fee.

The annual SLA Conference, in June each year, is attended by several thousand delegates. With enormous support from all Divisions and Chapters, Conference offers a wide choice of sessions on a diverse range of relevant subjects. The exhibition is comprehensive and includes all types of products and services. The social programme allows for extensive networking among delegates.

Other member services include reduced rates on events, continuing education programmes, job postings, and much more.


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